Arts

Astronaut-themed books, movies and TV shows ahead of moon anniversary - 07/16/2019

SEATTLE, Seattle Times staff, The Seattle Times (tca/dpa)- All this reporting and writing about the moon landing's 50th anniversary got us in the mood to read and watch some science fiction. So here...

Egypt opens museum for Nobel laureate Mahfouz after long delay - 07/16/2019

CAIRO, Ramadan Al-Fatash (dpa)- Egypt on Sunday opened a museum commemorating internationally renowned writer and Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, some 13 years after it was first planned. Mahfouz, the...

Germany's Barberini Museum to show 'Ways of the Baroque' - 07/11/2019

POTSDAM, GERMANY (dpa)- Following the success of an exhibition of the late work of Pablo Picasso, the Barberini Museum in Potsdam next to Berlin is launching a new show with 54 masterpieces from the...

German film production legend Artur Brauner dead at 100 - 07/07/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- Artur Brauner, one of the most successful German film producers, died on Sunday at the age of 100 in Berlin, his family announced. Brauner died peacefully in his sleep, they said. Born...

'Tannhaeuser' sketch presented to Richard Wagner museum near Dresden - 05/22/2019

Dresden, Germany (dpa) - The Richard Wagner sites in Graupa near Dresden were presented with an original sketch by the composer on Wednesday on the occasion of the 206th anniversary of his birth....

"For Sama",..Waad al-Kateab's powerful and intimate documentary - 05/18/2019

Cannes - With the thud of shells exploding all around them in the dark, a terrified young couple sneak past lines of Syrian troops back into besieged Aleppo, their six-month-old daughter Sama...

Art for 'interesting times' as Venice art Biennale opens this week - 05/09/2019

Venice, Italy - The Venice Biennale, one of the most important art festivals in the world, opens this week with an edition called "May You Live in Interesting Times."   The fair, curated by...

Nelson Mandela's cell door drawing sold for more than 100,000 dollars - 05/02/2019

New York -By Helen Corbett, - A drawing by Nelson Mandela of the prison cell where he was held for years fetched more than 112,000 dollars at an auction in New York on Thursday.   Mandela, South...

French cultural heritage adviser defends huge Notre Dame donations - 04/20/2019

Paris - The debate in France over the huge donations being pledged to restore Notre Dame Cathedral needs to be conducted in a calm and open-minded manner, a cultural heritage adviser to the...

Egyptian photojournalist released after five years in jail - 03/04/2019

Cairo - An award-winning Egyptian photojournalist, Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known as Shawkan, was released on Monday after more than five years in prison.   A post on his Twitter account said he was...
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