Arts

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...

Beijing's censors wield their influence at Berlin Film Festival - 02/22/2019

The Berlinale would have been a chance for China to show off its cinema. Instead, it's Beijing's censors that are on full show.   Berlin (dpa) – China's film industry had hoped this year's...

Popular Nepali singer pulls video from YouTube after threat - 02/22/2019

Kathmandu – A popular Nepali folk singer has been forced to remove a satirical song on corruption from YouTube after a youth wing of the ruling communist party allegedly threatened him, local media...

'iPhone artist' Charlotte Prodger wins 2018 Turner Prize - 12/05/2018

London - Charlotte Prodger has won the 2018 Turner Prize, Britain's most prestigious award for art, for her autobiographical video work questioning gender and identity, shot on an i-Phone.   The...

Pop singer Dua Lipa: 'I've seen that nothing comes easy' - 11/25/2018

Berlin - British pop singer Dua Lipa is now one of the world's most-streamed artists, and her singles - including "New Rules," "Scared To Be Lonely," "IDGAF" and "One Kiss," - have sold 32 million...

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...
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