Arts / Culture / Entertainment

With nothing to lose, loners build future in China’s hollowed-out north

With nothing to lose, loners build future in China’s hollowed-out north

Published 13/01/2020

HEGANG, China (Reuters) - Li Hai is a nobody in China. But the 32-year-old ship mechanic became a minor internet sensation last month after posting [more…]

Box Office: ‘1917’ Defeats ‘Star Wars’ With $36.5 Million Weekend

Box Office: ‘1917’ Defeats ‘Star Wars’ With $36.5 Million Weekend

Published 12/01/2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Sam Mendes’ “1917” marched to box office victory, earning a solid $36.5 million from 3,434 theaters in its first weekend of [more…]

Fly me to the moon: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage

Fly me to the moon: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage

Published 12/01/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s search for a girlfriend to join him on a voyage around the moon will be the subject of [more…]

Apple pushes recycling of iPhone with ‘Daisy’ robot

Apple pushes recycling of iPhone with ‘Daisy’ robot

Published 11/01/2020

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Apple Inc APPL.O is trying to change the way electronics are recycled with a robot that disassembles its iPhone so that [more…]

Rapper Dave and singer Capaldi lead BRIT Award nominations

Rapper Dave and singer Capaldi lead BRIT Award nominations

Published 11/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Rapper Dave and Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi lead the nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards with four nods each, in a new, [more…]

Independent film festival in China shuts, says ‘impossible’ to pursue independence

Independent film festival in China shuts, says ‘impossible’ to pursue independence

Published 11/01/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - One of China’s longest-running and largest independent film festivals has suspended operations “indefinitely”, with the organizers saying it was now “impossible” to [more…]

Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in ‘Bullitt’ sells for $3.4 million

Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in ‘Bullitt’ sells for $3.4 million

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters) - The 1968 Ford Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in the classic car chase from the movie “Bullitt, one of the most famed [more…]

Bill Cosby asks Pennsylvania top court to hear appeal on sex crime conviction

Bill Cosby asks Pennsylvania top court to hear appeal on sex crime conviction

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters) - Lawyers for Bill Cosby on Thursday asked the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to hear his appeal of his 2018 sexual assault conviction, a [more…]

Judge refuses to remove himself after Weinstein’s lawyers claim bias

Judge refuses to remove himself after Weinstein’s lawyers claim bias

Published 09/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Denying he was biased, the judge in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial on Thursday refused to remove himself from the high-profile case, [more…]

Will having a lead female defense attorney help Harvey Weinstein? The jury is out

Will having a lead female defense attorney help Harvey Weinstein? The jury is out

Published 09/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Donna Rotunno agreed to represent former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as lead defense attorney in his New York rape trial, [more…]