Saturday, December 7, 2013
Morgan Freeman, who played Nelson Mandela in the Oscar-nominated film “Invictus” after being chosen by the icon himself as his favored actor, hailed the late South African leader Thursday as a “giant” of the 20th century.
The yellow jumpsuit worn onscreen by martial arts legend Bruce Lee in the movie “Game of Death,” his final film, has sold at a Hong Kong auction for US$100,000.
An Edward Hopper painting of a bleak U.S. street corner during the Great Depression sold Thursday for US$40.5 million, a record for the American artist, the Christie's auction house said.
Violence has long been a staple of U.S. cable television shows, but most producers have been coy about sex — until recently, when an explosion of explicit content flooded the small screen.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Beijing is the second most expensive city in Asia for expatriates, jumping up the ranking from fifth place last year while Tokyo still tops the list despite a sharply weaker yen, a survey showed Thursday.
Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about US$504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the U.S. government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
Kimjang, the tradition of making and sharing of kimchi that usually takes place in winter, was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list on Thursday.
A Norman Rockwell painting titled “Saying Grace” sold Wednesday at a New York City auction for US$46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening Post illustrator, Sotheby's said.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Taipei 101, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world and a landmark in Taipei, is planning to embrace the arrival of 2014 with a 218-second fireworks display, the tower's spokesperson Michael Liu (劉家豪) said yesterday.