Greece steps up efforts for return of Parthenon sculptures ahead of War of Independence anniversary

Greece is stepping up efforts for the permanent return of the Parthenon sculptures to Athens prior to the year 2021's 200th anniversary of 1821 Greek War of Independence, Greek Culture ...

Madonna video post blocked by Instagram

Superstar singer Madonna has been censored on Instagram for spreading false information about a supposed cure for COVID-19 after she shared clips from a video also re-tweeted by Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/30 17:18:40

Blacklisting children's books for 'negative values' sparks public controversy

More than 1,000 children's books were recently pulled from bookstores during a campaign to create a healthy environment for young readers, but the move by some local authorities in China has triggered controversy and is being called a hypercorrection.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 1:45:08

Emmy takeaways: record for black actors and new nominees

The Emmy nominations on Tuesday yielded a step forward for diversity and nods aplenty for ESPN's popular Michael Jordan documentary.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 16:18:40

Musicians Jagger, Stipe and others sign letter demanding campaign song consent

Several top musicians, including Mick Jagger and Sheryl Crow, have signed a letter demanding that politicians get their consent before playing their songs at election campaign rallies.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 16:13:41

Installation artist to present 'trash' works at Shenzhen's Jupiter Museum of Art

Trash or art? That is not a question for artist Tong Kunniao. In his eyes, trash can become an art, while art can turn into trash.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 16:13:40

Spot where Van Gogh painted his last canvas discovered

A researcher claimed Tuesday to have discovered the exact spot where Vincent van Gogh painted his last canvas before his mysterious death from a gunshot wound.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 15:23:40

Documentary about 2019 PRC's 70th anniversary grand parade releases trailer

A documentary named The Grand Parade, which documents the military parade held on October 1, 2019 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, will be released on August 1 - China's Army Day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 15:18:40

Makeshift patios take over Paris streets amid COVID-19

At his cafe under the shadow of the Paris district of Montmartre, Guillaume Dubois shows off the brightly painted wooden pallets enclosing a quickly built patio that he says has transformed business in the summer of the coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 10:18:41

Customers in Gaza Strip get first taste of coffee-to-your-door service

With a practiced hand, a courier balances a tray of steaming cups and with the other grips his bicycle handlebars as he weaves between cars in the crowded Gaza Strip.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 10:18:40

Debutants and Americans dominate Booker Prize longlist

Eight debut novelists came up against veterans Hilary Mantel and Tsitsi Dangarembga when Britain unveiled a US-dominated longlist of finalists Tuesday for its revered Booker Prize.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 17:53:40

'Succession,' 'Watchmen' set to grab top Emmy nominations

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations honoring the best and brightest in television will be announced early Tuesday, kicking off an unusual awards season clouded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 17:43:40

Depp faces court of public opinion after libel trial

Johnny Depp walked into the hallowed halls of London's High Court three weeks ago seeking to expunge the stain of being branded a "wife beater" by The Sun tabloid.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 16:43:41

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto passes away at 76

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, considered a pioneer of the country's industry and known for his work with David Bowie, has died of leukaemia aged 76, his daughter actress Mirai Yamamoto announced on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 16:33:40