'To Kill a Mockingbird' hits Broadway stage, made for Trump era

It's a story of racial injustice that is seared into the US psyche and required reading for millions of US students. Now, Harper Lee's seminal novel To Kill a Mockingbird ...

Book Proust gave to his lover sells for world record 1.5 million euros

A first edition of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way sold for 1.51 million euros ($1.7 million) in Paris on Friday, a world record for a French book, auction house Sotheby's said.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/16 20:36:43

Co-produced documentary airing on Discovery shows how four decades of reform and opening-up changed millions of lives

Sixty-something You Mingrui still works in the fields like he has for the past few decades, but now he runs an organic farm, which directly supplies the 12 restaurants his son, You Hebing, owns.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/16 19:48:39

Closer traditional stage cooperation helps foster China-Vietnam friendship

When two heavily made-up Chinese men were fighting with each other fiercely yet quietly in the darkness, using machetes and bare hands on stage in Vietnam on Thursday night, the audience either clapped their hands enthusiastically or burst into laughter.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/16 19:03:39

French film legend Trintignant reaches for poetry

He is 88, has cancer and has had to endure the rock star who killed his daughter attempt a very public comeback earlier this year.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/13 20:13:41

National Art Museum of China releases exhibition plans for 2019

The National Art Museum of China is planning to host some heavyweight exhibitions next year, including one celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the Beijing International Biennial, museum curator Wu Weishan said at a press conference on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 19:03:40

Pedro Pascal to lead cast of 'Star Wars' series

Narcos and Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal is to play the lead in upcoming Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, Disney said on Wednesday, as it builds on the beloved and profitable science fiction franchise.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/13 18:58:40

And the nominees are…

A Star Is Born led the pack in the movies category on Wednesday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, seen as a bellwether in the run-up to the Oscars.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/13 18:43:40

Lack of snow damages Finnish Lapland image

Winter tourism to Finnish Lapland has suffered from the unusual lack of snow this winter. Particularly tourists from the UK have been disappointed. Several British tour organizers have canceled their charter flights.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 18:38:42

Bethlehem benefits from tourism boom as Christmas holiday grows closer

Bethlehem is enjoying its busiest Christmas season on record, the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism said on Monday, with hotels in the birthplace of Jesus almost fully booked for the holiday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/13 18:38:41

Rwandan tours come to Alibaba's Fliggy

Rwandan tour packages have been placed on one of China's major online travel service platforms, which enable Chinese tourists to directly book a tour to the East African nation, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) said on Wednesday in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 18:38:40

Italy ranks fifth most chosen tourist destination

Italy was the fifth most chosen tourist destination in the world while China became a global tourism market leader in 2018, according to participants at a conference held by Italian national tourism industry association Federturismo in Rome on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 18:33:41

Laos villagers turn tragedy into hope as they wait for safe land

With a long-stemmed ladle, Vanthon pulls shiny, molten metal from a kiln and deftly pours it into a mold carved in a wooden block.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/13 18:23:40

Bangladeshis opting to use chopsticks for more authentic Chinese dining experience

People in Bangladesh usually eat with their right hands at home. Until recently, however, it was almost widely common to see Bangladeshi people using spoons and forks to eat at restaurants.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 18:08:40