Indonesia Eco Film Festival puts spotlight on environmental issues

Organizer LiveLife Indonesia presents first environmental film festival in country With the theme “Sustainable Living: How our daily lifestyle affects the environment?”, Indonesia Eco Film Festival...

Did Korean sales send SuperM’s debut album to top of Billboard chart?

Despite dominating this week’s headlines with their No. 1 debut in the US, K-pop supergroup SuperM has come under scrutiny over album sales in...

New TV show asks: Do you love meat enough to cook your pet?

It is one of the most shocking ultimatums ever delivered on television. Go vegetarian or we kill your pet.  But a new taboo-smashing British reality TV...

Jolie and Pfeiffer battle for power in ‘Maleficent’ sequel

The sequel to Walt Disney Co's 2014 hit Maleficent, which begins rolling out in global theaters on Wednesday, puts three women at the center of...

‘Hustlers’ lacks depth yet still entertains

 in Malaysia for "excessive obscene content", Hustlers held a press screening in Jakarta with quite an interesting celebration: a spectacle of pole dancers showing...

Rare Garuda statue unearthed in ancient East Java hot spring

A rare jaladwara (waterway segment) made of stone that resembles a Garuda and believed to date back to before the Majapahit era was found...

Sketsaforia Urban: An intimate look into the minds of sketch artists

Those of an artistic disposition will be familiar with sketching as a precursor to artwork, but sketches take center stage this time around in...

‘Hades Fading’: a lesson of life from the dead

The oak nymph Eurydice’s destiny is to die after being bitten by a snake in the wake of her marriage to Orpheus, but it...

Twitter, TweetDeck back up after suffering global outage; thousands impacted

Twitter Inc was apparently back up on Wednesday after a worldwide outage hit the microblogging platform’s website and its dashboard management platform TweetDeck, affecting...

WhatsApp begins testing self-destructing messages

Popular messaging app WhatsApp is reportedly testing a new feature that will make messages self-destruct after a set period of time. According to , “the feature is...

Batik motifs adorn Google Indonesia’s homepage on Wednesday

Google Indonesia is celebrating National Batik Day by posting a Google Doodle that illustrates batik motifs, namely kawung and parang, on Wednesday.  A click on the...

Grab’s e-scooter service now available at ITB campus

Ride-hailing company Grab has launched its e-scooter GrabWheels service at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) campus in Bandung, West Java. “After launching in several...

#IDECIDE4MYSELF study unpacks empowerment

When Fajar and his girlfriend were expecting a baby – one that was unplanned – many people condemned him and told him that he...

Kilt helped Tintin come out as more PC comic hero, says expert

  It's the moment experts say that Tintin stopped being quite so racist, and began his long journey towards what we might now call culturally...

In Vietnam, men parade but women rule at a festival called ‘Kate’

Thousands of Vietnam's ethnic Cham people met under rainy late September skies for their annual "Kate" festival that, according to the multi-faith community's calendar,...

Ocean plastic waste probably comes from ships, report says

Most of the plastic bottles washing up on the rocky shores of Inaccessible Island, aptly named for its sheer cliffs rising from the middle...

Jeff Koons ‘saddened’ by French resistance to his giant tulips

American pop artist Jeff Koons said Tuesday he was "saddened" by the negative reaction in France to a controversial sculpture he had gifted to...

Women treated as totty in films even when they play leaders, finds study

Playing a boss does not stop women being treated as eye candy in films, according to a study published on Tuesday that found "harmful...

Succumbing to M&A wave, Australian surf brand Rip Curl is snapped up by Kathmandu

New Zealand outdoor clothing maker Kathmandu Holdings said it will buy Rip Curl Group for A$350 million ($236 million) in a deal that sees...

‘1001 Ways of Talking’: Campaign aims to bring parents, teens closer

Being parents of adolescents is not easy and Asep Sopari knows this firsthand. He has long wanted to ask his 11-year-old son whether he had...

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