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Sitcom about Latino family takes on new resonance in Trump era


A new Netflix sitcom focused on a US Latino family touches on hot-button social issues like sexism, racism and immigration – entertainment that’s particularly topical as Donald Trump transitions into ...

Netflix adds 7 million subscribers in global expansion

Netflix added a record 7 million subscribers over the past quarter as part of its global expansion drive, fueling a surge in revenue and profit for the streaming television giant.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/19 17:53:39

Today Art Museum explores life of German artist Joseph Beuys

A large tribute to German artist Joseph Beuys is currently underway at the Today Art Museum in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/19 17:53:39

Trump waxwork replaces Obama

A Donald Trump waxwork was unveiled on Wednesday at Madame Tussauds museum in London, complete with his signature suntan - and yak hair.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/19 17:48:39

Rock supergroup Audioslave reunites for anti-Trump show

The rock supergroup Audioslave on Wednesday announced its first concert in more than a decade as part of protests against Donald Trump's presidential inauguration.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/19 17:48:39

Back to take your heart

Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR), the Danish group best known to Chinese music lovers for their 2004 Chinese-turned-English hit "Take Me To Your Heart," has returned to China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/19 17:43:39

Paintings of North Korean leaders and other Socialist Realism art find favor with Chinese collectors

"This is Mount Kumgang, a very saintly theme for North Korean artists," the museum guide introduced pointing at an oil landscape work at an exhibition held by the Motang International Museum of Arts, a private gallery famous for North Korean art.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/19 17:43:39

Int'l friends experience Spring Festival Fair

Up to 50 international people from 19 countries visit an indoor fair which storesgoods for the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year.The fair is beingheld in downtown Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province on Jan. 18, 2017. Northeast China strongly preservesthe cultures and traditions ofthe Spring Festival.
Source: China.org.cn | 2017/1/19 11:37:58

Printing of original ancient Buddhist canon returns to Palace Museum

A printing of the complete version of an 18th century edition of the Tripitaka, a collection of Buddhist scriptures, has been collated by the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/19 8:16:13

Britain imposes export ban on 2 precious artefacts

An export ban has been placed on two precious items, once owned by one of the best known governors in British colonial history, Clive of India.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/19 7:50:17

Taming the online wilderness

While 2016 saw an explosion of online variety shows in the Chinese mainland, that may change this year as Chinese media watchdog, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), has started tightening regulations on Internet productions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/18 18:28:39

'Hidden Figures' stays at top

Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s Hidden Figures dominated the North American box office, topping charts for the second straight weekend after earning $26 million. The film’s message of empowerment and triumph over prejudice was amplified by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
Source: Reuters | 2017/1/18 17:38:39

Sitcom about Latino family takes on new resonance in Trump era

A new Netflix sitcom focused on a US Latino family touches on hot-button social issues like sexism, racism and immigration – entertainment that’s particularly topical as Donald Trump transitions into the White House.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/18 17:28:39

Rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers to head new Lollapalooza Paris

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd and the Pixies will play the inaugural Paris edition of Lollapalooza as the longstanding US alternative culture festival expands.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/18 17:28:39