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‘Bird’s Hell’ sets record


Max Beckmann's Bird's Hell painting sold at Christie's impressionist and modern art sale for 36 million pounds ($45.8 million, 40.8 million euros) on Tuesday, a new auction record for German ...

The Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles in 2019

The Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles in 2019 after spending 2018 in New York, the Recording Academy announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/29 9:04:25

Father of Paddington Bear dies at age 91

British children's writer Michael Bond, who created the beloved character Paddington Bear, has died at the age of 91 after a short illness, said his publisher Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 23:16:12

China National Traditional Orchestra to stage new musical drama

The China National Traditional Orchestra will bring new Chinese musical drama Xuanzang's Pilgrimage: A Chinese Concert in Drama to the Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre July 7-12, the orchestra's director Xi Qiang announced on Tuesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 18:58:39

BRICS Film Festival end with Panda Awards ceremony

Brazilian film Nise, the Heart of Madness won the Panda Award for Best Picture on Tuesday at the BRICS Film Festival in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 17:33:40

Meet the new last word in the English language: zyzzyva

Eating a tasty meal with chana dal or doenjang washed down with a gin daisy could well foster a nice feeling of hygge. Just hope you don't find any zyzzyva on your plate.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/28 17:33:40

Hong Kong’s achievements highlighted at new exhibition at National Museum of China

On Tuesday, Li Chunming took his 3-year-old daughter Li Zishun to the National Museum of China to see an exhibition outlining all the achievements the city of Hong Kong has achieved since it returned to China in 1997.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 17:33:39

‘Bird’s Hell’ sets record

Max Beckmann's Bird's Hell painting sold at Christie's impressionist and modern art sale for 36 million pounds ($45.8 million, 40.8 million euros) on Tuesday, a new auction record for German expressionism.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/28 17:33:39

Artist demonstrates finger paintings in north China

Sun Ruicheng demonstrates painting with his fingers at his studio in Cangxian County, north China's Hebei Province, June 27, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 14:31:36

New book records the endangered culture and oral history of China’s Oroqen ethnic minority

Chinese-French anthropologist Yu Shuo held a delicate model of a boat made from the bark of a birch tree sewn together with leather thread. It was a classic example of the type of traditional handicraft that Yu said few people belonging to the Oroqen - or Orochen - ethnic minority still know how to make.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 17:43:39

Window on the Chinese dream

A book on governance written by Chinese President Xi Jinping marked the 1,000-day anniversary of its debut over the weekend. With more than 6.25 million copies in 22 languages already in print worldwide, Xi Jinping: The Governance of China has set a new record in Chinese publication history.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 17:18:39

Surfer memoir wins best American book prize

A surfing memoir already hailed as a classic won the inaugural Prix America Monday for the best book published in or about the US.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/27 17:03:39

New museum hosting Francois Pinault’s collection boosts Paris claim to be modern art capital

One of the world’s biggest art collectors unveiled Monday his plans for a spectacular new museum in Paris, cementing the city’s claim to be a modern art capital.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/27 16:53:39

Glastonbury getaway after Ed Sheeran closes festival

Tens of thousands of revelers were making the great getaway from Glastonbury on Monday after Ed Sheeran closed the world’s biggest greenfield music festival.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/27 16:48:39