Family of tragic artist Claudel sell last of her work

An “unprecedented” trove of sculptures by the brilliant but tragic French artist Camille Claudel are to go under the hammer in Paris next week.

Villagers in S China perform grass dragon dance to celebrate harvest

People compete in a competition of grass dragon dance in Mulao Autonomous County of Luocheng, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nov. 6, 2017. Local villagers gathered here to celebrate harvest and pray for good fortune.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/7 9:05:45

French writer wins 2017 top literary prize

French writer Eric Vuillard won the country's prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt, organizers announced Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/7 7:52:10

The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art

The Nazis stole thousands of artworks from Jewish families during World War II and the restitution of these pieces has been a slow process involving legal battles, complex searches and some stunning finds.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/6 18:53:39

Egypt recovers 354 antiques seized in United Arab Emirates

Egypt has recovered 354 archaeological objects that were seized by authorities in the United Arab Emirates, the antiquities ministry in Cairo said.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/6 18:48:40

Seeking new audience, conductor turns orchestra ‘inside out’

The challenge haunts classical music: How do orchestras rejuvenate aging audiences? Pondering the question, conductor David Bernard asked something related - how did he himself become enthralled by the music?
Source: AFP | 2017/11/6 18:48:39

Vincent Kok’s ‘Two Wrongs Make A Right’ sets eyes on Singles’ Day audiences

Rom-coms have always performed well in China. Chinese movie Two Wrongs Make A Right is looking to capitalize on this fact and the upcoming Singles' Day holiday on Saturday by serving up a helping of romance and laughter to audiences on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 18:43:39

Beijing Minsheng Art Museum showcases work of artist Guan Yong

Young Chinese artist Guan Yong is showcasing his latest works of the last five years at the Beijing Minsheng Art Museum as part of the museum's Young Artist series.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 18:43:39

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Rules Box Office

Disney-Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok is heading for a stellar opening weekend with $121 million at 4,080 North American locations - the fourth best launch of 2017.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/6 18:38:39

Italian producer Marco Müller shares views on Pingyao film festival

While most film festivals try to be as grand as possible, the newly established Pingyao International Film Festival (PYIFF) wishes to remain small-scale.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 17:58:39

Cuba’s national dance ‘danzon’ lives on... in Mexico

Glowing in a yellow lace dress, Carolina Salinas fans herself languidly while the band burns through the sultry rhythms of the “danzon,” Cuba’s national dance.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/5 17:53:39

Chinese books receive a warm welcome at Istanbul book fair

As the 36th International Istanbul Book Fair kicked off in Istanbul on Saturday, Chinese books and books on China in English and Turkish drew crowds.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/5 17:23:40

‘Cinema Paradiso’ director Giuseppe Tornatore denies sexual harassment allegations

Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore on Saturday denied assaulting a showgirl as the Academy Award-winning filmmaker became the latest in the entertainment world to be accused of sexual harassment.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/5 17:23:39

Country music awards reverse course after politics ban

The Country Music Association on Friday apologized and reversed course after it warned journalists covering its annual awards not to ask about gun rights and other political topics.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/5 17:18:39