‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ star Rachel Brosnahan to produce and star in Amazon film

While she's set to return as the bubbly Miriam "Midge" Maisel in the third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Rachel Brosnahan is also taking...

Instagram tests removing number of ‘likes’ on photos and videos

Facebook Inc.’s Instagram is considering removing the number of “likes” on posts, a move that mirrors efforts by social media companies like Twitter Inc....

Artistic individualism the real casualty of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

The long, at times embarrassing, history of American studio blockbusters is founded on consolidated efforts to capture the coveted “lightning-in-a-bottle” moment that is expected...

Women’s Prize for Fiction announces 2019 shortlist

The final shortlist of the Women's Prize for Fiction has been unveiled, following the announcement of the 16-book longlist in March. It features two reworkings...

Elle Fanning, Yorgos Lanthimos, Enki Bilal join Cannes jury

US actress Elle Fanning and Serb-born French comic book writer Enki Bilal will join the jury for this year's Cannes festival alongside Greek director...

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death in Loire Valley

Five hundred years after the death of Italian master painter Leonardo da Vinci, the Loire Valley town where he spent his last three years...

In first, Sports Illustrated will feature burkini-clad model

Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue, best known for its racy covers of scantily clad bikini models, will feature for the first time a Muslim...

Historical threads: Morocco’s last brocade master

Abdelkader Ouazzani, the last of Morocco's brocade master weavers, has been repeating the same gestures for 63 years in his dilapidated workshop in the...

Egypt’s rebounding tourism threatens Red Sea corals

In serene turquoise waters off Egypt's Red Sea coast, scuba divers ease among delicate pink jellyfish and admire coral -- yet a rebounding tourism...

Cheese fans raise a stink over plans for pasteurized camembert

Surrounded by mottled brown-and-white cows basking in the Normandy spring sunshine, Patrick Mercier admits his prized raw-milk camembert doesn't come cheap, but suggests not...

Intricate cardboard city rises in Manila art show

A twisting maze of tiny buildings crafted from discarded cardboard boxes is the heart of an eye-catching art piece in the Philippines highlighting the...

Don’t date a perfectionist; they won’t settle for you

A recent psychology study caught my eye because the interpretation seemed bizarre, and possibly misguided. The study involved a survey of several hundred newlywed...

Number of US measles cases rises to 704 in 2019: Official

The number of measles cases in the United States reached a record-setting 704 for the year last week, the greatest number of cases in...

Dentists could play a key role in identifying cases of domestic violence

Patients visiting the dentist for lesions to the jaw and teeth could be victims of domestic violence, US researchers warn. Oral biomarkers that might signal...

At Amboise, Leonardo’s last years paint a picture of Franco-Italian harmony

Commemorations for Leonardo da Vinci's 500th anniversary begin this week in Amboise, in the Loire Valley, with France and Italy setting aside recent tensions...

Woodstock 50 fest under threat as investor pulls out

A highly anticipated celebration of the storied Woodstock festival's 50th anniversary appeared under threat Monday, with a primary investor saying it was canceled as...

Netflix signs deal for Thai cave boy rescue miniseries

Netflix said on Tuesday it had secured the rights to make a miniseries about the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach...

Crawling to extinction: Singapore turtle haven fights for life

Hundreds of turtles and tortoises, including rare and endangered species, face an uncertain future after their Singapore sanctuary -- a Guinness World Record holder...

Yogyakarta artists celebrate collector Oei’s 80th birthday

Yogyakarta artists gathered to celebrate the 80th birthday of prominent art collector Oei Hong Djien on Sunday at SaRang Gallery in Bantul. The birthday celebration was held as...

Mandela prison drawing goes under the hammer

A drawing by late South African leader Nelson Mandela of the door of his prison cell on Robben Island — where he was held...

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