Arts

Mexico to host World Environment Day in June 2009 - 11/14/2008

Mexico City - Mexico will host the next World Environment Day in June 2009, the head of the UN Environment Program said here Monday, praising the...

Why They Don't Hate Us? Lifting the Veil on the Axis of Evil - 11/14/2008

In this engaging piece on the relationship between the West and the Islamic world, Mark LeVine, a professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of California, sets out to refute the...

Thieves pinch 'priceless' Goya engraving from Colombia museum - 11/14/2008

BOGOTA (AFP) - Thieves stole a "priceless" engraving by Spanish master Francisco de Goya from a temporary exhibition in Colombia, a museum spokesman said Friday. BOGOTA (AFP) - Thieves stole a...

John Betjeman's radio poems - 11/14/2008

Derwent May finds unpolished gems in a collection of the poet's previously unpublished religious verse Between 1954 and 1957, John Betjeman wrote a series of poems that he read on the radio in a...

Hollywood's Davis wins extra $8,000 over Australia libel - 11/14/2008

Hollywood star Judy Davis was awarded 10,000 dollars (8,008 US) in interest Friday, swelling to 150,000 dollars a libel pay-out over an article she said depicted her as "heartless" towards...

Gemma Arterton had to conquer sex scenes on her first day of filming - 11/14/2008

Gemma Arterton has admitted she was a "giggling mess" when she had to film her sex scene with Daniel Craig in Quantum Of Solace. Speaking on the red carpet at the world...

Spain to set up climate change research institute - 11/14/2008

MADRID (AFP) - Spain, among the nations in Europe most affected by desertification, will set up a climate change research institute in the northeastern city of Zaragoza, Environment Minister Elena...

Bollywood's Bachchan says row a 'closed chapter' - 11/14/2008

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan says he has ended a row with a right-wing Indian politician who threatened to block release of his new film "The Last Lear". Bollywood superstar Amitabh...

Arts world faces cuts from financial crisis - 10/29/2008

The world of arts and culture could face damaging cutbacks as sponsors rein in their spending due to the global financial crisis, industry experts say. The turmoil convulsing world...

BBC acted finaly...Brand and Ross suspended - 10/29/2008

Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand are to be suspended and all their shows taken off air until the BBC has investigated their prank calls made on Radio 2. BBC's director...