“Fiddler on the Roof” in Brooklyn Has Kids Discover Another Epoch, Another Religion

In June, 21 teenagers from the Brooklyn Children’s Theater performed “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Brooklyn Music School. As they were from different backgrounds and cultures, these actors came together to portray a Jewish family in 19th Century Russia, who tries to survive while keeping its tradition.

Brooklyn Children’s Theater – Fiddler on the Roof from Mathilde M. Hamel on Vimeo.

A New Postage Stamp Combining Features Of Legendary ‘Marianne’ With FEMEN Leader Sparks Outrage In France

French artist, Olivier Ciappa, stated that the new French postage stamp was largely inspired by FEMEN leader, Inna Shevchenko. - Credit: http://twitter.com/femen

French artist, Olivier Ciappa, stated that the new French postage stamp was largely inspired by FEMEN leader, Inna Shevchenko. – Credit: http://twitter.com/femen

“It was a surprise, it was completely unexpected. France has always acknowledged the women who fight. This is a symbol for the entire world.”

This is how Inna Shevchenko, leader and co-founder of the FEMEN feminist group, welcomed the introduction of a controversial new postage stamp in France, her new home since she fled her native Ukraine for political asylum, according to the Le Parisien newspaper.

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Citi Bike Share Is In New York — And Safety Is At Stake

Mayor Bloomberg introducing Citi Bike Share to the media - Photo by the New York Daily News

Mayor Bloomberg introducing Citi Bike Share to the media – Photo by the New York Daily News

On May 27th, New York City will launch a new program called Citi Bike Share. Delayed for several months because of Hurricane Sandy, the Bike Share program is already making the headlines, opposing people in favor of bicycles against those who do not see this as such a good idea. Among many other issues, safety has become a key one in this conflict. Mathilde Hamel has the story.

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The Erasmus Program Helps European Students Study And Train For Jobs

The original Erasmus. -  Credit: Wikipedia

The original Erasmus. – Credit: Wikipedia

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (better known simply as Erasmus) was a famous sixteenth-century Dutch philosopher and educator who espoused tolerance and humanitarianism. Another Erasmus is still alive, and it has never done so well. In fact, Erasmus is the name of a highly successful student-exchange program sponsored by the European Union that has allowed millions of students across the continent to study for a limited time in other countries of the EU.

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