Only a handful of sobbing relatives huddle together, heads lowered in sorrow, as cemetery workers in hazmat suits hastily shovel dirt over a coffin in Zimbabwe's capital Harare.
Berlin State Ballet's first black dancer Chloe Lopes Gomes said she has been made to feel different because of her skin color since she first donned ballet shoes as a child.
A building unearthed in ruins discovered 18 kilometers north of Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, may have been the place Qin Shi Huang, the founder of the Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC) and China's first emperor, held court.
Two members of South America's only bear species - a mother and her cub - have been spotted exploring the ruins of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, where tourist numbers have been restricted due to the pandemic.
The Michelin Guide reveals Monday its annual pick of France's top restaurants despite criticism over its decision to hold the awards while establishments remain closed in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phil Spector, who revolutionized 1960s pop music with his "Wall of Sound" production technique but who was imprisoned in 2009 for murder, has died at age 81, authorities said Sunday.
The call to edit Donald Trump's cameo from Home Alone 2 trended on Twitter recently due to requests by the movie's fans in the US, and even the film's lead actor Macaulay Culkin.
Chinese netizens are calling for strict punishment and more measures to be taken to protect ancient buildings after a video showing people sell parts of ancient houses built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) went viral on Chinese social media on Sunday.
The pandemic has left the performance industry reeling but music publishing, a normally under-the-radar side of the business, is roaring thanks to a frenzy of high-profile music catalog sales.
Jane Eyre readily admits that while working as a hairdresser in Melbourne over 20 years ago, "I probably drank more gin and tonic" - but a flair for coaxing top-notch wines from storied Burgundy vines has propelled her into the French wine firmament.
German tenor Jonas Kaufmann says not being able to perform in front of a live audience for months has been hugely detrimental to musicians who thrive on connecting with real people.
Many fans began to send messages to the university's official Sina Weibo account asking the student to be punished for damaging Yu's reputation. They asked the school to publicly criticize her and even expel the student.
A new drama series made by Sohu TV was released on Thursday and the cast gathered at an online press conference to accompany audiences watching it.
The Japanese remake of Chinese drama LOVE O2O has been criticized by Chinese netizens.
To help promote the Chinese documentary film Days and Nights in Wuhan, which is set for release in Chinese mainland cinemas on January 22, hundreds of Chinese celebrities have booked more than 300 free screenings in 75 cities across the nation so moviegoers can see for themselves the struggle the city of Wuhan, once the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, experienced while fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Young users of Bilibili are growing up with the video platform. They are the epitome of Chinese young people, who are fond of absorbing a variety of cultures, far and near, domestic and abroad, and make foreign bloggers on the platform marvel at how smart and creative they are.
A collection of ancient Dunhuang manuscripts housed in France was published in China on Wednesday, a move that Chinese experts said will promote both the research on Dunhuang and ancient Tibetan studies.
An original painting by Tintin creator Herge could set a new record for a comic book sale when it goes to auction in Paris on Thursday.
Prehistoric dire wolves made famous by the TV series Game of Thrones prowled the Earth for thousands of years before dying out at the end of the Ice Age.
Hollywood legend Dick van Dyke and folk icon Joan Baez are among those receiving 2021's Kennedy Center Honors, one of the US' most prestigious arts awards, which will be distributed at a scaled-back event reimagined due to the pandemic.
US President-elect Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided US next week: universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.
When Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel died in her suite at the Ritz in Paris 50 years ago this week, the world mourned the greatest fashion designer of the century.
The cultural heritage authorities in Beijing on Wednesday showcased the latest findings in the archaeological excavation of a city wall section from the Jin Dynasty (1115 -1234).
Kuke Music, China's classic music streaming platform, announced that it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange under KUKE on Tuesday, raising $50 million by offering 5 million American Depositary Shares at $10.
Already the master of 2020's pandemic-era movie landscape, Netflix on Tuesday offered a preview of upcoming 2021 releases, a list with no fewer than 70 star-studded feature films.
When the Marvel superhero movies reached their box office-shattering climax in 2019, nobody could have predicted the saga's next installment would be a kitsch, black-and-white TV sitcom called WandaVision.
More than 10,000 ancient coins dating back to Song Dynasty (960-1279) were unearthed in a village in Ningxiang in Central China's Hunan Province, the local cultural tourism administration announced on Wednesday.
Michael Apted, a prolific British filmmaker, passed away at the age of 79 in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Chinese film actress Zhang Ziyi took her first foray into TV on Saturday. However, unlike the accolades she has gotten for her performances in films from renowned directors such as Zhang Yimou and Ang Lee, the show has gotten many negative responses from viewers who find the 41-year-old actress's performance as a young teen girl stretching their suspension of disbelief.
After photos showing Nancy, a member of K-pop band Momoland, undressing were leaked by a staff member and illegally sold online, Chinese netizens took to social media to voice their strong condemnation of the illegal acts.
Masks that helped save lives during the coronavirus pandemic are proving a deadly hazard for wildlife, with birds and marine creatures ensnared in the staggering number of discarded facial coverings littering animal habitats.
Simon Rattle, the British former conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, will return to Germany to take up the baton with Munich's Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2023, in a major blow to the classical music scene in Britain.
No mask, no social distancing and no sanitizer… Large crowds of Indian moviegoers are taking a dangerous risk to support their idol Vijay's latest film Master, which is set to release on Wednesday.
There can be few museums in the world to rival the National Museum of Niger(MNN).
Gautam Kamath, assistant professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada, began sharing his 24-hour computer science video course on Bilibili, a popular Chinese video sharing platform embraced by young Chinese, on January 3. His account on the site quickly acquired more than 1,000 followers in just a few hours.
While South Korean TV drama True Beauty has captured the hearts of many Chinese netizens, with hashtags related to the show earning more than 1.11 billion views on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, some Chinese product placement in the drama has drawn strong criticism from some South Korean netizens.
A rare mural showing the life of a Tang Dynasty (618-907) horse trainer has been discovered in one of two tombs unearthed in the Xixian New District in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, according to an announcement from the Shaanxi Academy of Archaeology on Friday.
Benin held its annual voodoo festival Sunday without the usual grand processions after authorities of the West African country banned large gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A revival of the hit show Sex and the City will come to HBO Max, the network announced Sunday, and will star all of its original leads except actress Kim Cattrall.
Warner Bros film Wonder Woman 1984 led domestic box office charts for the third straight weekend without much in the way of competition. The superhero sequel nabbed $3 million between Friday and Sunday, bringing its total in the US and Canada to $32.6 million. Overseas, the film grabbed $4.7 million for an international tally of $98.8 million.
Chinese director Chloe Zhao's feature film Nomadland turned out to be a big winner on Saturday at the annual National Society of Film Critics Awards with four trophies, continuing to sweep the awards circuit in the US.
One of China's most well-received spy novels, The Message, is being adapted into a South Korean film.
A Chinese web author has become the target of a backlash from netizens on Saturday after posting some controversial comments about feminism on social media. The backlash has also caused some trouble for a TV adaptation of the author's work.
Based on a true story of a seriously injured Chinese narcotics policeman who was awakened from a coma by his wife, the musical drama Rebirth made its Beijing debut on Wednesday, days before China's first Chinese People's Police Day on Sunday.
British director Michael Apted, best known for the generation-spanning TV documentary series Up and a 1990s James Bond film, died on Friday at the age of 79, an industry group said.
Encroaching sands have left little evidence that the Omani village of Wadi al-Murr ever existed, but former inhabitants and curious visitors are coming to rediscover the hamlet engulfed by the desert.
A US company was widely condemned for redesigning Mahjong tiles and renaming the game "American Mahjong", lighting fury among Twitter users, who said the move was racist and disrespectful of Chinese culture.
A group of dinosaur fossils recently discovered in Ganzhou, East China's Jiangxi Province, have revealed an unprecedented paleontological finding to the world as they preserve a rare scene of an adult oviraptorid skeleton atop an egg clutch that contains embryonic remains.
The Chinese version Abandoning A Cat: What I Talk About When I Talk About My Father written by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami was published on Thursday.
Hollywood is reeling as the usual cheer of Christmas and the New Year have given way to a massive post-holiday COVID-19 spike that has brought disruption and new lockdowns to the entertainment industry.
Tokyo's annual New Year tuna auction ended Tuesday without the usual jaw-dropping bidding war, with the country's "Tuna King" holding back on gunning for the top fish, citing the pandemic woes affecting the restaurant industry.
Protesters built a chain of beer glasses containing lit candles in central Prague on January 3 to challenge restrictions adopted to combat the COVID-19 spread.
Entering the Old Summer Palace's Cultural Relic Restoration Workstation, several restoration experts wearing white uniforms can be seen sitting together, trying to assemble various ceramic chips into a complete porcelain bowl.
Kim Jisoo, a female idol in South Korea's popular girl group Blackpink, turned 26 years old on Sunday as Chinese fans wished her a happy birthday and sent her a ton of gifts - worth 3.7 million yuan ($573,000).
The latest episode of Chinese variety show Everlasting Classics, produced by China Central Television (CCTV), marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and invited several famous Chinese singers including Tan Weiwei to salute the Party's heroes and heroines with music.
Former Bond actress and That '70s Show star Tanya Roberts has died from a urinary tract infection at a Los Angeles hospital, her publicist said Tuesday, a day after premature reports of her passing were retracted.
The Grammy music awards slated for January 31 in Los Angeles have been postponed over COVID-19, which has been rapidly spreading in California.
World famous South Korean beauty guru Pony (Park Hye-min) published her first New Year make-up tutorial on Friday. Taking the traditional Korean Hanbok and its matching make-up as its theme, the video has garnered criticism from Chinese netizens who claim that the beauty influencer was using a traditional Chinese hairpin in the video showcasing Korean culture.
Wang Xiangjun, a popular Chinese social media influencer and environmentalist dubbed "Glacier Bro," has been presumed dead as his body has still not been recovered, while his companion, who saw him falling into the icy water, has become the target of cyberbullying by netizens who accuse him of failing to rescue Wang.
As the temperature continues to drop on western China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, local school kids still look forward burningly to their recess for a dance. While in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of the Congo, artists are beating drums with fiery passion as if summer will never end.
Chinese fans passionately celebrated the 80th birthday of Hayao Miyazaki on Tuesday, with at least 250 million fans sending out greetings on his big day. In their hearts, Miyazaki has become synonymous with childhood innocence, humanistic care, environmental protection and anti-war themes.
One is a headscarf-wearing cleaning lady from the poor suburbs of Istanbul, the other a jet-setting psychiatrist who breaks glass ceilings and harbors suspicions about conservative Islam.
Contagion (2011), a US pandemic thriller whose terrifying plot is eerily similar to what the world is going through now, is set for a “to be continued,” as its director has just revealed that a sequel to the film is already in development.
It once was an old factory in Yangshuo, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Automous Region, that produced tons of sugar for thousands of locals living along the Li River, one of China's most famous rivers.
Citing industry insiders, Chinese entertainment site ifeng.com has reported that two Chinese films that have been accused of copying foreign works will be removed from cinemas starting Monday. The report comes as Guo Jingming, an author and the director of one of the films, apologized on Thursday for plagiarizing another author's work in one of his novels from nearly two decades ago.
A mysterious monolith - similar to ones that have appeared briefly in the Utah desert, on a heath in the Netherlands, in Warsaw and on a Romanian hilltop - has now popped up in Toronto.
French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, who died earlier this week at the age of 98, was laid to rest on Saturday in a private ceremony at Paris' Montmartre Cemetery, Cardin's family told AFP.
Without any live audience in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, the 2021 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert took place on Friday, under the baton of Italian conductor Riccardo Muti.
The Stone Pony in New Jersey's Asbury Park has hosted dozens of musicians on their ascent to stardom - including none other than Bruce Springsteen - but for months it's sat dark due to the coronavirus pandemic.
China Management Science Society advocated on Thursday to mark December 31 of 2020 as Anti-plagiarism Day after film director Guo Jingming and TV producer-screenwriter Yu Zheng apologized for their plagiarism behaviors.
At a Cairo wedding hall, Russian belly dancer Anastasia Biserova shimmied to the dance floor in a bright, high-slit skirt and an elaborately sequined bra.
On Monday evening, the China National Opera House (CNOH) Symphony Orchestra's 2021 "Sound of the Sea" New Year Symphony Concert was performed at the Haidian Theater.
Four new important Chinese archaeological discoveries of the Neolithic Age were announced on Tuesday by the National Cultural Heritage Administration, including an ancient defense system and the largest prehistoric site in Central China's Hunan Province.
Role-playing games have become one of China's most popular game genres, especially among young people, as suggested by a trending social media post on Tuesday that told of a surge in China's role-playing game stores, which have seen an increase from 2,400 to 12,000 stores in 2019.
A Chinese academic stepped into prisons, mysterious places to ordinary people, with her recent applied theater project, trying to get closer to prisoners and bring something different to them.
Chinese netizens mourn the death of French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, one of the earliest international fashion brands to enter China.
Jointly launched by researchers from countries such as China, Germany and Russia, a new scientific project has been published, setting a milestone for the investigation of the Mammuthus-Coelodonta Faunal Complex in the particular Northeast Asia region, revealing the living conditions of this ancient species to readers worldwide.
Chinese netizens morn veteran pianist Fou Ts'ong, who died on Monday in the UK from COVID-19, at the age of 86, media reported on Tuesday.
It was a dream come true for two sisters, Nicole and Natalie Manzungu when they stunned judges and viewers with their splendid performance at the 2020 edition of the Dreamstar Zimbabwe talent search competition.
At seven o'clock in the morning, housewives rushed to a shared kitchen through the open corridors in the center of "H" shaped blocks of buildings, gossiping while preparing breakfast, with the sound of fire alarms triggered by old-fashioned kerosene stoves ringing in the background. This is one of Tony Lai's most precious childhood memories from the 1960s when he lived with his family in a seven-story building in Shau Kei Wan, the oldest public housing estate in Hong Kong.
Chinese netizens sent congratulations to Chinese popular boy band TFBOYS, whose NetEase cloud music concert broke a Guinness World Record for most-viewed paid concert.
National Ballet of China is staging its revised version of red-themed dance drama Yimeng from Saturday to Monday at Beijing's Tianqiao Theater.
A new series of Chinese books on the Japanese invaders' top military secrets during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) was published on Mon. The 45 book-series contains photocopies of secret Japanese files, including telegrams and minutes of meetings.
A discussion group reading Selected Works of Mao Zedong together has been formed on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, where netizens pick out and post their favorite content from the book to share with others, many of whom are of younger generations, post- 1990s or 2000s.
The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity, a Chinese costume fantasy film helmed by the controversial Chinese director Guo Jingming, which is now widely showing in Chinese mainland cinemas, has been accused of including scenes that are very much similar to the 2016 US superhero film Doctor Strange.
An exhibition displaying silk and textile relics from China and France has launched at Shanghai History Museum on Friday.
The Chinese mainland box office is highly likely to achieve its goal of breaking 20 billion yuan ($3.05 billion) in 2020 as several highly qualified films are seeing good results after their release in late December.
Portuguese writer Jose Luis Peixoto appeared on China Central Television's The Reader on Friday, reading from his book You Died on Me (Portuguese-edition: Morreste-me). Peixoto was inspired to share the ode to his beloved father with Chinese audiences after being moved by a similar story of a Chinese father and son.
An art exhibition focusing on young curators was launched at an emerging international Biennale in Jinan, East China's Shandong Province, on December 13 to explore various forms of artistic expression within a multicultural context.
A 2,000-year-old fast-food stall unearthed from volcanic ash in Pompeii has given researchers new clues about the snacking habits of the ancient Romans.
For veteran librarian Fergus Wilde, his favorite place in Chetham's Library in Manchester, the oldest free public reference library in the English-speaking world, is the row of study areas that feature within its ancient medieval walls.
Chinese scholars, internet celebrities and businessmen gathered together for an international salon on Friday in Beijing's Tongzhou district, the capital city's sub-center to discuss its international styles.
Chinese hit reality show Who's the Murderer, a detective series produced by Chinese streaming platform Mango TV, has sparked controversy on China's social media after pixilating all elements relating to Christmas in its latest episode released online on Thursday, Christmas eve.
Calling German philosopher Immanuel Kant's ethics “terribly poor,” Chinese philosophy scholar Han Dongping has become the target of criticism for an article with a bold yet somewhat overweening title.
A Hong Kong drama on TVB has recently earned rave reviews on Chinese mainland social media for its true-to-life representation of the difficulties Hong Kong's expensive housing market poses for single's looking for love and married couples wanting to start a family.
WeSee, the short video platform from Chinese media giant Tencent, will weigh in on micro-length content such as 1- to 3-minute-long dramas shot to fit phones in portrait mode and support for user-generated content through the platform's Mars Project, said Li La, a vice general manger of Tencent's short video business on Wednesday.
An exhibition will bring more than 140 artworks from 80 international artists to the island province of Hainan in 2021, the exhibition's curators announced on Tuesday.
Each time she wields her lasso, the stakes are high. But with the release of Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day, the world's biggest female superhero could alter the future of blockbuster movies.
The dancers stopped strutting on Bollywood film sets in 2020 as the Indian film industry struggled to find any spring in its step during a disastrous year.
Armed with his cell phone and a searchlight, a man walks along a dark paved path leading to a tomb. This is not a scene from a TV drama or a film, but the content of a short video that has been viewed millions of times. This video and others like it have sparked major concern in China about the threat people looking to go viral pose to the country's cultural relics.