Global art and entertainment recommendations
November 16, 2011 8:23 AM   Subscribe

Is there a site where I can get art and entertainment recommendations on a truly global level?

I would like to emphasis the global aspect of this. Too often "global" just means North America and Europe but I'm interested in even the tiniest countries creating great art/entertainment as long as the work is of great quality.

If the recommendations are hand picked - as opposed to being based on me teaching a recommender system - that would be great because I'm very interested in finding out about new stuff. Reviews aren't necessary: aggregation a la Mefi is sufficient.
posted by Foci for Analysis to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but the "mental health breaks" on are often international, and definitely "hand-picked."
posted by theletterfour at 10:45 AM on November 16, 2011

If literature fits in your definition of "art and entertainment" then the Literary Saloon is an excellent resource for truly global book news and reviews. For movies, it's a review site, but Reverse Shot also has a decently global perspective.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 11:03 AM on November 16, 2011

In terms of Africa, Africa is a Country regularly features music from all over the continent and beyond - from Namibian rap to Equatorial Guinean pop. For Independence Days, the blog spotlights music from that country. I've seen some movie/book reviews as well.
posted by quadrilaterals at 11:31 AM on November 16, 2011

Response by poster: Yes, I'm very much interested in literature too! Thanks, villanelles at dawn.

Africa? That's great, quadrilaterals.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:33 AM on November 16, 2011

In that case let me also recommend Three Percent, named after the paltry amount of translated literature published in the US, and Paper Republic, a blog about Chinese literature in translation. I also like Left Field Cinema for international film.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 11:48 AM on November 16, 2011

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