Oscars set minimum diversity rules for best picture prize

Hollywood's motion picture academy unveiled strict new eligibility rules to boost diversity among best picture Oscars nominees and the wider movie industry in a...

Bollywood actor’s death grips India with frenzied TV coverage

The demise of a young movie star has transfixed India like no other news in a year of bad headlines. has spurred a debate about...

75 years of ‘Black Armada’: Australian dockworkers defend Indonesia’s independence in 1945

On Sept. 23, 1945, dockworkers in Australia refused to work on Dutch vessels in support of Indonesia’s Independence, a little-known historical fact that was...

French culture ministry joins opera sex assault case

France's culture ministry said Tuesday it had contacted prosecutors about allegations by a soprano that she was repeatedly sexually assaulted during opera rehearsals in...

Indonesian podcasts among Spotify Lite’s global top five

Four Indonesian podcasts appear in the Global Top 5 most-streamed podcasts by Spotify Lite, a simplified version of online music streaming platform Spotify. PODKESMAS topped the...

A special edition of ARTJOG

There is something different about this year’s annual international contemporary art festival ARTJOG. The COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of slowing down, and it definitely...

Katon Bagaskara relaxes copyright rules for KLa Project songs

Singer-songwriter Katon Bagaskara has announced that he will let fans cover the songs he wrote for his solo project and his band KLa Project,...

Raisa cancels solo concert at Gelora Bung Karno

A solo concert by Indonesian singer Raisa that was initially scheduled to be held on Nov. 28 at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta...

Andrew Lloyd Webber urges UK to set date for theaters to open at full...

British theaters urgently need to be given a date when they can reopen at full capacity if they are to survive the coronavirus pandemic,...

Twitter expressed interest in buying TikTok’s US operations: Sources

Twitter Inc has approached TikTok's Chinese owner ByteDance to express interest in acquiring the US operations of the video-sharing app, two people familiar with the...

LA parties head for the Hollywood Hills as mayor vows crackdown

With Los Angeles nightclubs closed, party promoters have turned to mansions in the Hollywood Hills to throw lavish, raucous and sometimes deadly gatherings that...

Iwan Gayo: Indonesia’s Google before Google

Those of a certain age are likely familiar with Buku Pintar, a series of encyclopedias first published in 1982 and a perpetual bestseller in the...

Luc Besson replaced as EuropaCorp CEO by Axel Duroux

French director Luc Besson is being replaced as chief executive of EuropaCorp, the film production company he founded, by Axel Duroux, a statement said...

Canadian brewer apologizes for naming beer ‘pubic hair’ in Maori

A Canadian brewery has apologized for naming one of its beers after the Maori term for "pubic hair", and not "feather" as it had...

Penguins and jellyfish wow visitors at new Taiwan aquarium

From lunch with the penguins to the translucent shimmer of jellyfish and gliding rays, all underwater life was on display at a new aquarium...

Five essential female-centric coming-of-age movies

Coming-of-age movies can be comforting because of their pertinence in making sense of your own childhood and how it affected your perception of the...

Road test: Chinese ‘robotaxis’ take riders for a spin

Chinese entrants in the race to put autonomous vehicles on the road are bringing "robotaxis" online in hopes that a hired-car format can be...

‘Slight improvement’ in melting glacier threatening Italy resort

The threat that a massive chunk of glacier loosened by soaring temperatures could collapse near an alpine resort on the Italian side of the...

Don’t stand so close: Singapore trials automated drones to check

Beware, Singaporeans standing too close, automated drones might be keeping an eye on you from above. Singapore's police have been trialing two pilotless drones developed...

Going, going, gone: Musicians turn to benefit auctions to raise funds for COVID-19 relief

As the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the music industry, multiple companies have come to the rescue with unconventional initiatives to support musicians...

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