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.

So bad it’s good

In 2003, The Room opened in California and quickly became known as the "Citizen Kane of bad movies" - a melodrama so poor that it went on to gain cult status.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/15 18:03:39

Ministry of Public Security’s Shield Entertainment Center to work with Chinese streaming platform iQiyi

In a press release sent to the Global Times on Tuesday, Chinese streaming platform iQiyi announced that it has entered into a five-year cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Public Security's Shield Entertainment Center, which mainly works on police-themed TV and movie productions, to produce new TV and film works.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 17:58:41

More than 100 Han Dynasty tombs unearthed in Henan Province

On Monday, Henan Province's Cultural Relics Department announced that an excavation near Zhoukou, a prefecture-level city in the province, has unearthed tombs, pottery and coins dating from the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD220). According to department representatives, the relics will help provide a window into lives of the people and the major industries of the period.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 17:58:41

Viral post causes debate in China about the negative impact of British animated TV series ‘Peppa Pig’ has on children

While British animated series Peppa Pig has won numerous awards for best pre-school animation, some Chinese parents are now choosing to blacklist the show.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 17:33:40

Rural Chinese farmers find huge success by turning to art

When he learned to paint as a teenager, Xiao Yanqing, 52, a farmer in Central China's Henan Province, could never have imagined it would lift him out of poverty.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 18:03:39

Brand New sex accusations

Alternative rockers Brand New on Monday halted concerts following outrage over a woman's account that lead singer Jesse Lacey sought naked pictures of her when she was underage.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/14 17:48:39

Shanghai troupes bring five plays to Beijing’s Poly Theater

Troupes from Shanghai began a week-long series of performances at Beijing's Poly Theater on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/14 17:43:40

Amazon to launch 'Lord of the Rings' TV show

Amazon said on Monday it had acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/14 17:43:40

CAFA Art Museum exhibits more than 200 wood engraving prints

More than 200 wood engraving prints make up the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Art Museum's latest exhibition. The exhibit is the largest display of this type of artwork in China in more than a decade.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/14 17:43:39

Amazon to turn "The Lord of the Rings" to TV series

American e-commerce and cloud computing company Amazon announced Monday it had closed a massive deal with Tolkien Estate and Trust, acquiring global TV rights to "The Lord of the Rings" based on J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels with a multi-season commitment.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 16:01:00

Musical ‘Jersey Boys’ wins applause from Chinese audiences with Shanghai debut

It must have been a unique experience for the Shanghai audience on Thursday night to be the first group of people in the Chinese mainland to enjoy the famous Broadway musical Jersey Boys in the city's Daning Theatre.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 18:08:39

Alibaba’s Jack Ma fails to win applause with kung fu debut

Similar to how people never imagined that a school teacher-turned entrepreneur would one day build one of the largest e-commerce empires in the world some 30 years ago, it is hard to believe that Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, can now be considered a film star.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 18:03:40

Controversial Da Vinci is New York auction season star

What is the only Da Vinci painting on the open market worth? A Russian billionaire believes he was swindled when he bought it for $127.5 million. This week he'll find out if he was right.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/13 18:03:39