Culture

Paris exhibition charts Picasso`s `year of wonders`

Paris exhibition charts Picasso`s `year of wonders`

Published 09/10/2017

Some of Pablo Picasso's greatest works go on display in Paris this week, in an exhibition that charts a pivotal year in which he cemented his status as a titan of 20th-century art. [more…]

Linklater`s war veteran comedy speaks to modern America, says star

Linklater`s war veteran comedy speaks to modern America, says star

Published 08/10/2017

Last Flag Flying, a comedy-drama about Vietnam war veterans, will resonate with Trump's America, despite, or perhaps because of, its period setting, actor Bryan Cranston said on Sunday after a screening at the London Film Festival. [more…]

Jason Aldean opens `Saturday Night Live` with tribute to Las Vegas victims

Jason Aldean opens `Saturday Night Live` with tribute to Las Vegas victims

Published 08/10/2017

Jason Aldean, who was performing on stage when a gunman fired down on a Las Vegas concert killing 58 people, made a surprise appearance on "Saturday Night Live," paying tribute to the victims of the worst-ever U.S. mass shooting with a song by the late Tom Petty. [more…]

Rapper Nelly arrested on sexual assault allegation

Rapper Nelly arrested on sexual assault allegation

Published 08/10/2017

Grammy-winning rapper Nelly was arrested near Seattle early on Saturday after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her on a tour bus, police said. [more…]

Trump says `not surprised` by Weinstein sexual harassment allegations

Trump says `not surprised` by Weinstein sexual harassment allegations

Published 07/10/2017

President Donald Trump, whose presidential campaign was jolted a year ago by the release of a recording in which he boasted about groping women, said on Saturday he was not surprised by sexual harassment allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein. [more…]

Los Angeles exhibit explores rise of Tiki culture in America

Los Angeles exhibit explores rise of Tiki culture in America

Published 07/10/2017

The rise of Tiki culture in 1950s America in the aftermath of World War Two is explored in a new exhibit that opened Friday in Los Angeles. [more…]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Latin stars sing for Puerto Rico relief

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Latin stars sing for Puerto Rico relief

Published 06/10/2017

Hamilton musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Friday released a new song for hurricane relief charity efforts in Puerto Rico featuring many of the music industry's biggest Latin stars. [more…]

Drained of cash and riven by rivalries, UNESCO seeks leader to revive fortunes

Drained of cash and riven by rivalries, UNESCO seeks leader to revive fortunes

Published 06/10/2017

When Israel's envoy told UNESCO delegates last July that fixing the plumbing in his toilet was more important than their latest ruling, it highlighted how fractious geopolitics are paralyzing the workings of the agency. [more…]

`Mudbound` filmmaker on movie`s exploration of racial divide

`Mudbound` filmmaker on movie`s exploration of racial divide

Published 06/10/2017

The saga of two families pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy in the Mississippi Delta after World War Two explores a racial divide that is relevant even today, the filmmaker of new movie "Mudbound" said. [more…]

Audrey Hepburn`s son sues children`s charity over use of mother`s name

Audrey Hepburn`s son sues children`s charity over use of mother`s name

Published 05/10/2017

A son of the late actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn on Thursday sued a children's charity bearing her name to stop it from putting the Hepburn name on a wide array of clothing, handbags, portraits, umbrellas and other items. [more…]