Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

A Funny Laundry audience, photo by Julie Collins

 Over the past 100 years, English has steadily been creeping into the mouths and minds of people all over Europe. Within Switzerland, the ascension of the English-language can especially be seen in the amount of Anglo theatre and stand-up comedy on offer, and its continued popularity.

Click here to read my whole story in Swiss News magazine.

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All sorts of tasty treats are for sale in the IM VIADUKT Markthalle.

The viaduct across Zurich’s industrial neighbourhood has been a landmark for more than century. Today, its arches shelter a variety of small businesses, making it a gourmet temple, funky shopping strip and cultural meeting point. It is also home to the city’s first covered market hall.

Click here to read the whole story, published in the December 2010 issue of Swiss News magazine:


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The "Golden Rose" celebrated its golden jubilee in Lucerne.

This year marked the 50th Rose d’Or global television festival, held in Lucerne last week. Yet in the age of mobile phone video cameras and YouTube, the industry is having a serious think about the future of the small screen.

Read the whole story here: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Festival_considers_future_of_the_small_screen.html?cid=28371028

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Actor John C. Reilly listens as a media question is translated.

Cannes would do well to take after Locarno, says American actor John C. Reilly. He liked the Swiss film festival so much that he decided to stay an extra night.

Locarno showed the European premiere of his new film “Cyrus” on the Piazza Grande on Saturday night and is hosting a tribute to him throughout the week.

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A scene from "Reference and Affinity" at Lucerne's Museum of Art

 To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the Museum of Art Lucerne morphs into a museum of contemporary art – temporarily, at least. The theme of its latest exhibition, “Reference and Affinity,” is art from the 21st century.

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