Back to basics: Croatia’s naturist camp revives nudism’s glory days

Publication date 22 July 2019 | 15:27 | ICT

As an early pioneer of nudism, Croatia’s idyllic Adriatic coast has a long and storied history of people stripping down to swim and commune with their surroundings in the naturist tradition.

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  • As Bauhaus marks 100 years, Tel Aviv’s White City stands tall

    Publication date 18 July 2019 | 10:40 | ICT

    While many in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv start the weekend at a sidewalk cafe, there is a small group of visitors walking the streets in search of Bauhaus buildings.

  • Bad sex and fake fur: Russians trash The Last Czars

    Publication date 18 July 2019 | 10:37 | ICT

    From awkward sex scenes to cheap-looking robes and a shot of Red Square in 1905 with the Lenin Mausoleum already in place, Russians have found plenty to criticise in Netflix’s new series The Last Czars.

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  • Farming robot debuts in Fujian

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 14:54 | ICT

    While industrial robots have become a common sight in factories across eastern China, the country’s agriculture sector is seen by some as a place where few technologies can take root,

  • Siberians flocking to toxic lake for ‘Maldives’ selfies

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 14:08 | ICT

    An Industrial dump site in Siberia whose turquoise lake resembles a tropical paradise has become a magnet for Instagrammers who risk their health in the toxic water to wow online followers.

  • Despite hurdles, New York still seducing jazz artists

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 13:31 | ICT

    Its lilts and grooves can feel like nostalgic rhythms from a bygone era, but jazz remains a thriving contemporary art form – and its proponents still flock to New York hoping to catch a break.

  • Only One Planet aims to help people kick the plastic habit

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 11:29 | ICT

    Not far from what is affectionately known as the “Stinky River” or “Tonle Crap”, the Boeung Trabek sewage canal notoriously choking with plastic rubbish, Sandy Kotan and her team at Only One Planet are working to wean people off sin

  • Comic-Con turns 50: From hotel basement to Hollywood hangout

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 11:14 | ICT

    From Peter Parker’s run-in with a radioactive spider to Superman fleeing an exploding Krypton – comic book fans love a good origin story.

  • In Egypt, century-old Pharaonic harp strums along to new tune

    Publication date 17 July 2019 | 11:02 | ICT

    When Mohamed Ghaly’s workshop was reduced to rubble in February, he could never imagine that a new cultural centre dedicated to an instrument with Pharaonic roots would thrive just months later.

  • Disney’s 3D Lion King sends animation roaring forward

    Publication date 16 July 2019 | 15:21 | ICT

    Disney's blockbuster 3D remakes of animated classics have rampaged through box offices in recent years, but the studio is banking on its latest – The Lion King – to climb right to the top of the food chain.

  • Oars still in water: Thai firms happy to bring seniors back into workforce

    Publication date 16 July 2019 | 14:30 | ICT

    Retiring from a career can bring on despondency, but more seniors are being given the chance to keep working, albeit in different kinds of jobs.