This Week in Culture: August 16 - August 22

This Week in Culture: August 16 - August 22

This Week in Culture: August 16 - August 22

From England

Benedict Cumberbatch has been famously reprising the role of Hamlet. His Shakespearean career turn will lead up to October.

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From Germany

Artist Raoul Haspel’s latest statement in music is a minute of silence to support the refugees in Traiskirchen. The minute of silence is available on iTunes and has already topped the charts in Austria.

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From France

After French tabloids leaked rumors about Sir Elton John’s health status, he announced that he will be taking action against them.

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From America

Leaving women to deal with the unfair, traumatic, and demeaning effects of street harassment is no longer an option for empowered females everywhere. Dealing with rude commenters has become less of a grueling task, and more of a way to raise awareness and educate others about the desperate need for international feminism.

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From Canada

Director Paul Haggis spoke about his new show, Show Me a Hero, in an interview in Toronto. The show takes place in 1980s New York and analyses the segregation in housing and its struggles with the law. It stars Winona Ryder and Oscar Isaac.

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