Sweden seizes book by Jewish comedian criticizing war-time collaboration

A book by a Jewish comedian over Sweden's collaboration with the Nazis during World War II is at the center of a legal tussle in...

Operet Aku Anak Rusun explores tolerance in latest performance

Musical drama project Operet Aku Anak Rusun will present its latest performance, Selendang Arimbi (Arimbi’s Scarf), at Ciputra Artpreneur Theater in South Jakarta on...

The Chicks, minus ‘Dixie’, return with fiery new album

Nearly two decades after country music shunned them for famously repudiating George W Bush, the trio formerly known as The Dixie Chicks have soared...

Spotify launches voice-controlled ads promoting brand content

On Thursday, reported that Spotify has begun testing voice-enabled advertisements prompting users to respond with a verbal command. Yesterday, Spotify announced the launch of...

The Chainsmokers’ Singapore concert cancelled

Electronic dance music duo The Chainsmokers' upcoming Singapore Indoor Stadium concert has been cancelled. Concert promoters Live Nation SG posted on its website and social media pages...

Stronger together: Farewell Angelina charms Jakarta with country sounds

A radiant energy fills the room as the all-female country act Farewell Angelina takes to the stage. It’s a Tuesday afternoon, but the dim...

Report crowns Vienna ‘most liveable city’ for second year

The Austrian capital Vienna has retained its ranking as the world's most liveable city, according to an annual report from the Economist. Vienna once again...

‘Guru-Guru Gokil’ heads straight to Netflix

With its release affected by the pandemic, Guru-Guru Gokil (Crazy Teachers) is skipping movie theaters and coming exclusively to Netflix.     A post shared by ...

Polish graphic novel tells Holocaust survivors’ tales

A Polish artist has brought the horrors of the Holocaust to life in a graphic novel based on survivors’ testimonies, published to mark the...

Coffee shots may get cheaper as Sumatran crop supplies swell

Coffee production in Indonesia, the world’s third-largest grower of robusta beans favored by instant drinks makers like Nestle SA, will probably climb to the...

Emma Stone in talks to star in 1920s Hollywood drama ‘Babylon’

The film would reunite Stone with Damien Chazelle, who wrote and directed 2016's "La La Land." Chazelle will write the script and direct the project....

Break up Facebook, says company’s co-founder

One of the co-founders of Facebook called on Thursday for the social media behemoth to be broken up, warning that the company's head, Mark Zuckerberg,...

The 1975, Mariah Carey and Dido honored at Ivor Novellos

Pop rock band The 1975 were the big winners at the Ivor Novellos in London on Thursday, scooping two major prizes at Britain's annual...

Climate change blamed for deaths of 200 Arctic reindeer

Some 200 reindeer have been found dead from starvation in the Arctic archipelago Svalbard, an unusually high number, the Norwegian Polar Institute said Monday,...

Around the world, people likelier to return wallets with more cash

Does the amount of cash in a lost wallet impact how likely a person is to return it?  Classical economic theories suggest that the greater...

Regional-language short film festival seeks entries

The Language and Books Development Agency of the Education and Culture Ministry is currently hosting Pendek Berbahasa Daerah (Regional Language Short Film Festival). Themed “Jaga...

More than 20 film projects entice interest of financial backers at Akatara

More than 20 films and six book-to-film adaptations have found potential investors at Akatara 2019, a funding forum initiated by the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf)...

‘Not a role model’: Ex-ambassador roasts Rich Brian on Twitter

After meeting with President , Jakarta-born rapper Rich Brian has become a subject of discussion. It started on Tuesday, when former Indonesian ambassador to the...

Switzerland the world’s most-innovative in latest rankings

Switzerland is the world's most innovative country for a second consecutive year while Asian giant India made the biggest strides among major economies, a...

Pussy Riot performing in Alabama to protest ‘ridiculous’ abortion ban

The Russian collective Pussy Riot will perform in Alabama on Thursday, a sold-out concert to raise money for women's rights groups in light of...

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