Sweden is hosting the 61st Eurovision Song Contest. An exhibition at Stockholm's ABBA-Museum celebrates the history of the world's longest running annual tv music competion.
Eurovision attracts many types of people, including numbers and trivia freaks. Here's a sample of statistics garnered from ESC history, some important, some obscure, and some utterly superfluous.
ABBA remains the most successful group ever to take part in the competition. Beyond this legendary Swedish band, the country provides some of the world's greatest hits. What makes Sweden such a pop music talent?
The Eurovision Song Contest attracts many types of people, including numbers and trivia freaks. Here is a sample of statistics garnered from ESC history, some important, some obscure, and some utterly meaningless.
Fifty years ago, "2001: A Space Odyssey" revolutionized science fiction. Now, an exhibition in Frankfurt marks Stanley Kubrick's unique cinematic trip into the cosmos.
How would a man weigh up the predicament of women in Saudi Arabia? In "Saras Stunde" (Sara’s Hour) by Iraqi exile Najem Wali, his courageous heroine seeks to settle the score with the kingdom's hypocritical and male-dominated society.
Rea Garvey only achieved his big breakthrough after moving to Germany. For his latest album, the Irish musician returned to his roots. We accompany him on a creative break in Ireland.
Facebook is under investigation over its handling of personal data belonging to some 50 million Facebook users. The scandal is no big surprise to Paolo Cirio whose subversive art shows just how much information we surrender to net giants.
Facebook has blocked various pictures of paintings and sculptures on display in museums and public spaces — only to apologize briefly afterwards.
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