'The Square' by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund wins Palme d'Or of 70th Cannes Film Festival

"The Square", directed by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, won Sunday evening the Palme d'Or of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

Rato Machhendranath Festival celebrated in Lalitpur, Nepal

People participate in a celebration of the month-long Rato Machhendranath Festival in Lalitpur, Nepal on May 22, 2017. Rato Machhendranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhendranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 8:18:26

Chinese poet Jidi Majia's selected poems published in Hungary

The selected poems of noted Chinese poet Jidi Majia were presented on Monday in Hungary's capital Budapest at a ceremony organized by the Hungarian Pen Club in the Royal Castle, in the presence of the poet himself.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 7:23:33

Curtain closes on ‘greatest show on earth’

Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey, America's best-known circus, has staged its final show after 146 years, marking the end of an era brought on by animal rights advocates.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/22 21:48:40

Comic Adam Sandler turns tables on critics with Cannes triumph

Critics sniffed when Hollywood funnyman Adam Sandler got invited to Cannes, but his performance in the all-star The Meyerowitz Stories drew glowing reviews Sunday - and even buzz about a best actor prize.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/22 17:53:40

Traditional Chinese intangible cultural heritage exhibition meets rock’n’roll at upcoming Yuegu Hualu Music Carnival in Beijing

What happens when China's traditional intangible cultural heritage meets rock'n'roll music? The upcoming Yuegu Hualu Music Carnival running from Sunday to May 30 in Beijing's Pinggu district, is looking to answer this question.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 17:53:39

‘Alien’ dethrones ‘Guardians’

In a battle of space films, Ridley Scott's new release Alien: Covenant narrowly beat out the popular Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 on North American screens this weekend, according to industry estimates.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/22 17:53:39

Schwarzenegger says you can have four Hummers and still save planet

Arnold Schwarzenegger has four Hummers and likes nothing better than getting up at 5 am to ride his Harley Davidson to the beach for breakfast.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/22 17:48:39

Japan’s Matsuyama Ballet brings ‘White-Haired Girl’ back to Chinese mainland

During their 15th visit to China last week, the husband-and-wife heads of Japan's Matsuyama Ballet Company, Tetsutaro Shimizu and Yoko Morishita, became red-eyed at the mere mention of Beijing's Great Hall of the People, the place where the troupe were to perform the ballet White-Haired Girl, their best-known work in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 17:33:39

Delving into China’s dinosaur graveyard – Erenhot

On May 19, the China Post issued Chinese Dinosaurs, a set of themed postage stamps featuring seven dinosaurs whose fossils were first discovered in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 19:33:39

Elvis’ Rolls-Royce tours Trump America in Cannes documentary

A documentary premiering at Cannes Saturday takes a road trip through Donald Trump country in Elvis Presley's old Rolls-Royce, depicting the King's rise and fall as a symbol for a vanishing American Dream.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/21 17:53:40

Harrowing VR show, thriller bring migrants’ plight to Cannes

A helicopter whirrs overhead as police take aim from the shadows. You have an instant to decide whether to join the terrified migrants hiding in the desert or the ones running for their lives.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/21 17:53:39

‘Uncle Vanya’ to kick off Shanghai Dramatic Art Centre’s Beijing performance season

The Shanghai Dramatic Art Centre will stage nine dramas including Noises Off, Doubt: A Parable, Uncle Vanya and Chen Tingjing for its upcoming performance season in Beijing from August to October, the center announced on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 17:23:39

Robot rockers lead Lithuania's Street Music Day on Saturday

From folk singers to an all-robot rock band, hundreds of Lithuanian music lovers flocked streets and squares Saturday to celebrate Street Music Day in dozens of cities and towns nationwide.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/21 17:18:39