Arts

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...

German archaeological treasures on show in Berlin exhibition - 09/21/2018

BERLIN (dpa)- German archaeological finds dating back to the Stone Age go on display in Berlin from Friday, including a 35,000-year-old "Venus" and a Bronze Age sky disc. The "Bewegte Zeiten"...

UNESCO says Rio museum could take a decade to rebuild after blaze - 09/20/2018

RIO DE JANEIRO (dpa)- The rebuilding of the National Museum of Brazil after it was gutted by fire could take 10 years, according to UNESCO. The building in Rio de Janeiro was destroyed in a blaze...

EU lawmakers to vote on copyright reforms - 09/12/2018

Strasbourg, France - The European Parliament will take a new stab Wednesday at finalizing its position on controversial copyright reforms aimed at fairly remunerating artists and news publishers in...

Headliner Lana Del Rey cancels appearance at Israeli festival - 08/31/2018

New York - Lana Del Rey cancelled an appearance at an Israeli festival on Friday after pressure from the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.   Several other acts had already pulled...

Venice film fest kicks off with moon landing spectacle 'First Man' - 08/29/2018

Venice - By Alvise Armellini- "First Man," a moon landing scene-grabber with Ryan Gosling starring as astronaut Neil Armstrong opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. Directed by Damien...
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