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.

Mexican volunteer Vanessa Ponce de Leon crowned Miss World

A Mexican model and volunteer was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 17:53:39

Sinatra auction fetches $9.2m

It was definitely "All" rather than "Nothing at All" at a Frank Sinatra auction in New York, where items owned by the late icon and his fourth wife fetched $9.2 million, Sotheby's said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/9 17:33:40

Beijing's Modo Art Space hosts 'The Mirrored City' exhibition

A new group exhibition opened at the Modo Art Space in Beijing's Chaoyang district on Saturday. The Mirrored City exhibition features artworks, mostly paintings, from eight young artists including Hao Xuepeng, Li Baoxun, Ling Huihua and Zheng Qiang.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 17:33:39

Greek museum builds new bridges of intercultural dialogue with China

Greece's National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens has been building new bridges of intercultural dialogue with China as part of a wider China-Greek effort to bring the two countries and peoples closer, EMST Director Katerina Koskina told the Xinhua News Agency in a recent interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 17:28:39

Beijing Performing Arts Group releases schedule for new performance season

The Beijing Performing Arts Group released the program list for their upcoming performance season in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:03:43

Beijing Council auction house kicks off autumn season

Beijing Council's autumn auction season kicked off on Wednesday with an event that saw four items sell for more than 10 million yuan ($1.45 million) each.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:03:42

New book series exploring expat experiences, 'Searching for China,' debuts in Beijing

A new book series, Search for China, made its debut at Beijing Language and Culture University on Tuesday together with a seminar covering the first book in the series - Searching for Shambhala by US writer Laurence J. Brahm.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 17:58:41

Cardi B to split with husband

US rapper Cardi B on Wednesday announced the end of her 15-month marriage to Offset, the rapper and father of her daughter, dropping a video with the news on Instagram.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 17:58:40

Nobel laureate Mo Yan pens his first Western-style opera: 'Sandalwood Death'

Combining Western opera with Chinese folk music, the opera adaptation of Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan's classic novel Sandalwood Death was staged at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 17:53:42

UNESCO listing gives lifeline to Syria's last shadow puppeteer

In a crowded dark room, Syria's last shadow puppeteer crouches on stage, holding two intricate figures against a brightly lit silk screen and voicing their animated chatter.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 17:53:42

#MeToo has brought change to Bollywood, says star

A wave of #MeToo revelations in India has created fear among sex pests and more respect for women in one of the world's largest film industries, Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/6 17:53:41

Beijing ATW Culture releases New Live lineup for first half of 2019

Beijing ATW Culture and China's ticketing site released a new list of classic operas that will be available through its New Live program during the first half of 2019 on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 17:48:40

Chanel sheds crocodile and snake skin

Chanel has become the first luxury fashion house to turn its back on exotic animal pelts such as lizard, crocodile and snake skin, in a move hailed by animal rights groups on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/5 19:03:42