Arts / Culture / Entertainment

Angolan app gives performers a lifeline – streaming to paying public

Angolan app gives performers a lifeline – streaming to paying public

Published 03/07/2020

LUANDA (Reuters) - When the Angolan government imposed its coronavirus lockdown in late March, local entrepreneur and innovator Claudio Kiala saw a gap in the [more…]

Harry Potter fan sites step back from Rowling over transgender views

Harry Potter fan sites step back from Rowling over transgender views

Published 02/07/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of the biggest Harry Potter fan sites on Thursday distanced themselves from author J.K. Rowling because of her beliefs on [more…]

Hollywood weighs how to foster lasting Black inclusion

Hollywood weighs how to foster lasting Black inclusion

Published 02/07/2020

(Reuters) - Hollywood came under intense scrutiny for a lack of diversity in 2015 when the #OscarsSoWhite movement spotlighted the dearth of Black nominees for [more…]

Uffizi masterpieces show Black culture’s role in the Renaissance

Uffizi masterpieces show Black culture’s role in the Renaissance

Published 02/07/2020

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s Uffizi gallery said on Thursday it was planning to pick out nine of its masterpieces for a project to highlight the [more…]

Syrian artist’s Silent Demonstration watches over German war crimes trial

Syrian artist’s Silent Demonstration watches over German war crimes trial

Published 01/07/2020

KOBLENZ, Germany (Reuters) - Forty-nine faceless figures stand on the lawn outside a German courthouse, facing the windows of a courtroom behind which two suspected [more…]

Cineworld delays U.S., UK cinema reopenings to end of July

Cineworld delays U.S., UK cinema reopenings to end of July

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Cineworld (CINE.L) on Tuesday delayed the reopening of its cinemas in the United States and Britain until the end of July, citing [more…]

Los Angeles delays movie theater reopenings after rise in coronavirus cases

Los Angeles delays movie theater reopenings after rise in coronavirus cases

Published 30/06/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced he was taking a “hard pause” on when movie theaters in the city [more…]

Reddit bans ‘The_Donald’ forum amid broad social media crackdown

Reddit bans ‘The_Donald’ forum amid broad social media crackdown

Published 30/06/2020

(Reuters) - Social media site Reddit on Monday shut down r/The_Donald, a forum which long served as a popular online home base for fans of [more…]

Black lives celebrated and mourned at emotional BET Awards

Black lives celebrated and mourned at emotional BET Awards

Published 29/06/2020

(Reuters) - Black power, suffering and the fight for justice took center stage at the BET awards on Sunday, the first Black celebrity event in [more…]

Broadway theaters to remain closed through early January 2021

Broadway theaters to remain closed through early January 2021

Published 29/06/2020

(Reuters) - Broadway theaters will remain closed through Jan. 3, 2021, industry group the Broadway League said on Monday, extending their coronavirus-related shutdown for another [more…]