Arts

Cate Blanchett defends straight actors playing gay characters - 10/20/2018

San Francisco - Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett has defended the right of straight actors to play LGBT characters, it was reported late Friday.   Blanchett, appearing at the Rome Film...

With no Nobel in sight, 'New Academy' to name literature prize winner - 10/12/2018

Stockholm - The New Academy, a provisional body formed by a group of Swedish cultural representatives, was due Friday to announce the winner of a literature prize meant to replace the Nobel.  ...

World's largest book fair set to open in Frankfurt - 10/09/2018

Frankfurt - By Sandra Trauner,- The world's largest trade fair for the publishing industry, the Frankfurt Book Fair, launches on Tuesday with 7,000 exhibitors from 110 countries. The book trade is...

New York's Guggenheim to hand back Nazi-looted painting to heirs - 10/08/2018

NEW YORK (dpa)- New York's Guggenheim Museum is to hand over a painting by the German artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner worth millions of dollars to the family of its former owner, a prominent Jewish art...

Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe dies aged 85 - 10/08/2018

BARCELONA, Emilio Rappold (dpa)- Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe died early Saturday in Barcelona, a hospital spokesman said. She was 85. Caballe began her career in 1956 in Basel,...

Head of Berlin Stasi museum fired amid claims of toxic workplace - 10/02/2018

BERLIN (dpa)- A prominent German historian lost his job as director of a former Stasi East German secret police prison in Berlin that was later converted into a memorial. Hubertus Knabe was fired...

Literature prize missing from flurry of 2018 Nobel awards - 09/27/2018

STOCKHOLM, Lennart Simonsson (dpa)- Nobel winners in fields from medicine and physics to peace and economics will be unveiled with one exception: the literature prize. The Nobel Prize calendar that...

Cape Town's contemporary African art museum celebrates first birthday - 09/25/2018

CAPE TOWN, Kristin Palitza (dpa)- One year ago, the first museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary African art opened its doors in Cape Town. The Zeitz MOCAA has been a hit with visitors to the...

Nobel science academies hope to avoid fallout from literature scandal - 09/24/2018

STOCKHOLM, Lennart Simonsson (dpa)- Sweden's #MeToo movement has cast a shadow over one of the Nobel Prize's awarding institutions, as preparations for the annual Nobel award announcements continue....

Six novels shortlisted for Man Booker Prize; early favourite absent - 09/22/2018

LONDON (dpa)- The longlisted favourite for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for fiction, Ireland's Sally Rooney, has failed to make Thursday's shortlist of six, which features works by four women and two...
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