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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.

Click here to read the whole story:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Locarno_pays_tribute_to_American_actor_Reilly.html?cid=21883898

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Affordable treat: the magical ice palaces of Schwarzsee

The holidays may be over, but the winter is just getting started. Low on cash? No problem. Even in Switzerland, there are plenty of deals to be had – if you know where to look. Here’s a selection of ideas for getting through the hard Helvetian winter with spending money leftover for the spring.

Click here for the whole story: http://www.swisster.ch/news/society/winter-bargains-abound-%E2%80%93-if-you-know-where-look.html

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© Alexander Wang

A dynamic look by Alexander Wang

Switzerland doesn’t have a world-famous fashion week. But on one night of the year, it attracts the interest of designers and fashion editors the world over.

For a look at the award’s 10-year history, click here: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/front/Swiss_Textiles_Award_turns_ten.html?siteSect=108&sid=11479017&cKey=1258017263000&ty=st

For a report on the evening itself, click here: http://www.swisster.ch/news/culture/american-designer-sews-swiss-textiles-award.html

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Dan Dent leads the "Ghost Walk of Zurich"

Dan Dent leads the "Ghost Walk of Zurich"

There’s a side of Zurich not mentioned in the typical city guide – a side that is dark and mysterious. An Englishman brings this spooky aspect “back to life” though his self-created “Ghost Walk of Zurich”. The tour is both creepy and fun, making it the perfect diversion with Halloween on the horizon.

Read the whole story here:

http://www.swisster.ch/expats-ghost-walk-reveals-zurichs-hidden-haunts.html

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Cinema under the stars with seating for 8,000

© Locarno Film Festival 2009: Cinema under the stars with seating for 8,000

Every summer, Switzerland plays host to one of the world’s most respected cinema festivals. Now in its 62nd year, the Locarno International Film Festival attracts some 150,000 visitors to this lakeside town in Ticino. The 2009 festival offers a deeper look at Japanese animation and Chinese cinema, plus plenty of Swiss and international selections. And the Golden Leopard goes to…?
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Me and my new tarantula friend Sophie

Me and my new tarantula friend Sophie

With nearly 4,000 creatures living in the Zurich Zoo, it’s only natural that there are ample opportunities for visitors to connect with them. Yet some of the zoo’s programmes are quite unusual. For example, how about fixing and serving lunch for the penguins? Or letting a gentle tarantula help you brush away arachnophobia? Or getting married with primates as your witnesses?

Read the whole story here: http://www.swisster.ch/en/news/society/zurich-zoo-offers-direct-connections-with-animals_117-1885106

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