Arts

US writer Philip Roth, author of 'Portnoy's Complaint,' dies at 85 - 05/23/2018

Washington (dpa) - Philip Roth, considered to be one of America's greatest modern writers, died Tuesday aged 85, according to US media reports.   The death of the author of more than 30 novels...

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival award recipients - 05/19/2018

Cannes, France - By Andrew McCathie – Hirokazu Kore-Eda on Saturday became the first Japanese director to win the Cannes Film Festival's coveted Palme d'Or for best film in 21 years. Kore-Eda was...

Italian actress: Sexual predators at Cannes will be held accountable - 05/19/2018

Cannes, France – Italian actress Asia Argento has spoken out against sexual abuse in the movie business, telling the Cannes Film Festival's closing ceremony that those in the audience who have...

Berlin orchestra's new conductor unveils 2018-2019 concert programme - 04/20/2018

BERLIN, Andrew McCathie (dpa)- Berlin's Deutsches Symphonie Orchester chief conductor Robin Ticciati unveiled on Thursday his new programme for the orchestra after a rise in audience numbers boosted...

Drama roiling Swedish Nobel literature body could rival any novel - 04/16/2018

STOCKHOLM, Lennart Simonsson (dpa)- The Swedish Academy - best known for selecting the Nobel Prize in Literature - is facing its worst crisis in decades, which shows no signs of abating after the...

Renowned Chinese conductor Han Zhongjie dies at age 97 - 04/11/2018

HONG KONG (dpa)- Renowned Chinese conductor Han Zhongjie has died age 97, Hong Kong media reported Thursday. Han's domestic career ran the gamut from performing in wartime Chonqing, then the...

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's family drama to open Cannes - 04/09/2018

PARIS (dpa)– Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's psychological thriller starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz is to open next month's Cannes Film Festival, organizers announced on...

UNESCO to consider German theatres for intangible cultural heritage - 04/04/2018

COLOGNE (dpa)- The German government has filed an application to have the country's theatres and orchestras added to UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, its Bonn-based German Commission...

Brian Eno brings 'Empty Formalism' exhibit to Berlin - 04/03/2018

BERLIN (dpa)- Brian Eno - the music producer known for his work with David Bowie, Coldplay and Roxy Music - started presenting a piece of sound art at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin on Thursday....

2,500-yr-old mummy found in 'empty' Egyptian coffin in Sydney Uni - 03/31/2018

SYDNEY, Subel Bhandari (dpa)- Scientists in Australia have discovered the remains of a mummy in an elegantly carved 2,500-year-old coffin that was previously thought to be empty. Sydney University's...
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