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Veteran scholar Fu Pei-jung shares his opinions about modern Confucian studies in China and overseas

While Confucianism remains one of the world's most recognized icons of Chinese culture, the way many people today interpret the more than 2,000-year-old philosophy is biased, Taiwan scholar Fu Pei-jung said in a recent interview with the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 18:03:40

US Rapper Kanye West ties first place streak with new album 'Ye'

Headline-grabbing rapper Kanye West has tied the record for the longest streak of albums to hit No.1 on the US chart with his latest release, Ye.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/12 17:13:41

Chinese amputee Xia Boyu achieves life-long goal of climbing the world's highest peak

More than 40 years ago, a then 25-year-old Chinese man lost both of his feet to frost bite after lending his sleeping bag to a team member during the trip to climb Mount Qomolangma, known in the West as Mount Everest.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 18:28:40

Australia's pop princess Kylie Minogue turns 50

From teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue's three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer and become a gay icon whose fanbase spans generations.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/27 17:48:40

A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/20 17:13:40

Changing families

Mamoru Hosoda is one of the greats of Japanese animation, whose films like The Boy and the Beast and The Girl who Leapt Through Time are seen as modern classics.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/20 17:08:39

Marvel icon Stan Lee in $1 bn lawsuit against company he started

Comic books legend Stan Lee is suing the entertainment company he co-founded for damages topping $1 billion, accusing bosses of trying to steal his image, according to court documents filed on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/17 17:38:40

Beyond glitz and glamour, Lebanese transgender model breaks taboos

In a central Beirut cafe, transgender model Sasha Elijah flips open a paper fan and whips out her new ice cream cone-shaped high-heeled shoes for a potential drag costume.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/16 18:33:03

Picasso's $115m 'Young Girl' to be loaned to Paris museum

Picasso's Young Girl With Basket of Flowers, recently sold at a New York auction for $115 million, will be loaned to Paris's Musee d'Orsay for a Picasso exhibit opening in September.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/13 18:18:40

New exhibition at National Art Museum of China showcases classic calligraphy from scholar Yu Youren

An art exhibition featuring hundreds of calligraphy works by Chinese scholar Yu Youren (1879-1964) kicked off at the National Art Museum of China on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 18:18:39

Mo Yan's 'Sorghum Wine' script to be published

The script for Sorghum Wine, a stage play adaptation of Chinese Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan's famous 1986 novel Red Sorghum, will be published in the May edition of the State-run literature magazine People's Literature, the magazine announced in a WeChat post on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 16:33:40

My big break

If the infamous "hobbling" scene in Rob Reiner's Misery made you hide behind the sofa, then prepare to wince hard at Mission: Impossible - Fallout - as Tom Cruise shatters his ankle for real.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/1 16:33:39

Echo prize win for duo with anti-Semitic message sparks outrage

The awarding of an Echo music prize to hip-hop duo Kollegah & Farid Bang has ignited outrage in Germany.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 17:18:39

Cave, Depp join Jazz Festival

Australian alternative rocker Nick Cave, Hollywood star Johnny Depp and punk legend Iggy Pop will be among the headliners at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival, organizers announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/18 17:13:40

Filmmakers discuss secret to global success at Sino-Foreign Film Co-Production Forum during the 8th Beijing International Film Festival

How can a film become globally successful? How can co-productions win the hearts of target market audiences without resorting to the addition of awkwardly inserted local "elements" that end up backfiring at the box office?
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 18:43:40

'Full Metal Jacket' star R. Lee Ermey passes away at age 74 from complications of pneumonia

US actor and retired Marine R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's film Full Metal Jacket (1987), has died, his manager said on Sunday. He was 74.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 17:23:40

Cannes Critics' Week lineup

Hollywood star Paul Dano's much-anticipated directorial debut, Wildlife, will open Critics' Week at the Cannes film festival next month, the organizers said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 17:18:39

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe joined music royalty on Saturday as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/16 18:48:40