Friday, November 28, 2014
An ancient Tibetan silk tapestry has set a world record for Chinese art after it was sold to a Shanghai tycoon for US$45 million (HK$348 million) at auction in Hong Kong, according to Christie's.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, an icon of Arab music, died Wednesday after a career that spanned over six-decades, Lebanese media said. She was 87.
Despite media speculation that pop singer Jay Chou (周杰倫) will get married Jan. 18 since he openly revealed his romance with model Hannah Quinlivan, his own record and management company has confirmed only that he will have two wedding banquets — one at home and one overseas.
Surreal theater drama “Birdman” starring Michael Keaton topped nominations for the Independent Spirit movie awards announced Tuesday, with nods in six categories.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The organizer of the 2015 World Expo in Milan is only willing to place the Taiwan Pavilion in the “corporate area” rather than in the “country area,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
Chinese actress Gong Li (鞏俐), who didn't win the Best Actress title in the 51st Golden Horse Awards, reportedly expressed her disappointment at the fairness of the awards yesterday, saying that the event failed to maintain fairness and make professional judgments. She said she will never go to the event again, even though it was her first time in attendance.
Britain led at the International Emmy Awards Monday, with three trophies going to British television series at the ceremony honoring the best TV programming outside the United States.
Everywhere you turn, walls in the Gaza Strip are covered with paint — brightly colored slogans, political portraits and prose.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Central Taiwan's first opera house opened Sunday with a grand ceremony to inaugurate what Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai called “the pride of Taichung.”
In the backstreets of a run-down Tel Aviv neighborhood, three Sudanese immigrants blast hip hop from mobile phones and rap about the broken promises of life in the Promised Land.