Friday, May 15, 2015
The Chinese-language edition of a book by Sir Colville Young, governor general of Belize, was launched in Taiwan yesterday to introduce Belizean culture and folklore to Taiwanese people.
Premieres, parties, pretty people and paparazzi. All come together at the annual Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera. Associated Press journalists are in the mix, too, and here's what they've been reporting: Resplendent In Feathers
Nick Fradiani is the latest winner of "American Idol."
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Michael Fassbender is cool and composed, calmly answering questions from a reporter, with one exception: when it's suggested he's not quite as severely serious as some of the films he's made.
The Cannes film festival eschews its usual blockbuster kick-off on Wednesday, opening with a gritty French film that marks only the second time a female director has won the coveted first slot.
Joey Alexander's favorite things include the Avengers, SpongeBob and Thelonious Monk. He's a normal 11-year-old kid who just happens to be a jazz piano prodigy from Indonesia and has already impressed such jazz luminaries as Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock.
Heroes and villains from a galaxy far, far away have flown into Madame Tussauds wax museum in London for a new "Star Wars" exhibition, which opens Saturday.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Taiwanese film director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) was mistaken for a Chinese national by the organizer of the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, which is scheduled to be held from Wednesday through May 24.
A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for US$179.4 million on Monday night, and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti set a record for most expensive sculpture, at US$141.3 million.