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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

16 March 2022

Top 5 most popular St. Patrick’s Day traditions

Saint Patrick, considered the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Banna Venta Berniae, a town in Roman Britain, sometime in the late 300s AD. His […]
15 March 2022

‘We Are ONE’ concert in Bucharest raised almost 1 million euros for Ukrainian refugees

Ever since the start of the war in Ukraine, Romanians opened their arms to refugees fleeing their country. From the very beginning, people waited right past […]
15 March 2022

Chicago celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a green river full of joy

On Saturday March 12th, the city of Chicago dyed its river green to celebrate a few days ahead of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th). It is […]
14 March 2022

12 Cultural activities in Brussels starting this spring

The end of winter is around the corner. Finally. What to do, what to see after two years of limited exposure to art and culture? The […]
14 March 2022

5 Exhibitions in London to visit this spring

London is always a great place to visit, especially for art lovers – with abundant art scenes and numerous museums and galleries, there is always something […]
14 March 2022

More than 3,000 people gathered under the Atomium to support Ukraine

On Thursday March 11th, the Ukrainian flag flew high at the top of the Atomium, one of the most symbolic architectural icons in Belgium. The action, […]
11 March 2022

Are film festivals back with vengeance?

It looks like it. Back in the flesh and with a palpable post-Covid vim, Ostend Film Festival (FFO) kicked off last week with a rich programme […]
11 March 2022

10 Belgian Intangible Heritage Practices

Over the past few decades, the definition of the term “cultural heritage” has evolved. UNESCO no longer considers just monuments and objects as acceptable cultural heritage, […]
9 March 2022

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Brussels

World Heritage Sites are places recognized by UNESCO to be of importance to either cultural or natural heritage. Cultural heritage is represented by monuments, such as […]
9 March 2022

What’s behind the success of South Korean movies?

South Korean films and TV series are dominating the world’s movie production and capturing the attention of international audiences. But how have South Korean movies become […]
8 March 2022

UNESCO is “gravely concerned” with damages to Ukrainian cultural sites

Following the adoption of the Resolution on Aggression against Ukraine by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), and in light of the devastating escalation of violence, […]
4 March 2022

Why Pechersk Lavra is the most precious monument of Kyiv

The ongoing war in Ukraine has covered the world with a dark veil. Thousands of people are trying to flee the country and the impact on […]
4 March 2022

Did you know of these Ukrainian traditional floral crowns?

The tradition and culture of a country can be an incalculable source of beauty as demonstrated in these portraits of Ukrainian women dressed in wonderful traditional […]
4 March 2022

Works of Ukrainian artist admired by Picasso destroyed during Russian invasion

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that twenty-five paintings by the Ukrainian artist Maria Prymachenko were burned in the Local History Museum of Ivankiv, […]
3 March 2022

New Rodin Museum to open in Tenerife

When hearing the name Rodin, most of us are immediately mind travelling to Paris. It’s where the world’s most famous museum dedicated to the painter is […]
2 March 2022

Avicii museum opened in Stockholm

Sweden honors Swedish DJ Avicii with a new museum in Stockholm to showcase the legacy of the worldwide famous artist. Avicii Experience will allow fans and […]
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