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Sunday, November 23, 2014
New Egypt comic illustrators push limits of artistic expression
A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics, as artists seek freer outlets of expression in a country where independent voices are finding it harder to speak.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
A painting by late American artist Georgia O'Keeffe sold for more than US$44.4 million in New York on Thursday, which Sotheby's called a new auction world record for any female artist.
Georgia O'Keeffe painting fetches record US$44.4 mil.
Blockbuster military shooter video game “Call of Duty” has blasted past US$10 billion in lifetime sales, propelled by demand for the latest installment in the 11-year-old franchise.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Richard Johnson can see right through the masterpieces of Rembrandt and van Gogh. The Cornell University electrical and computer engineering professor is a digital art detective, able to unlock the mysteries of a work's age and authenticity by analyzing its underlying canvas or paper.
Cornell professor unlocks the mysteries of classic paintings
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Girlfriend of Jay Chou fields marriage questions about marriage plans
Model and actress Hannah Quinlivan (昆凌) fielded reporters' questions Tuesday about her newly revealed relationship with Jay Chou (周杰倫), saying it has not been decided whether their wedding will take place in Paris.
Friday, November 14, 2014
U.S. toy maker Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation — the studio that produced the blockbuster series “Shrek,” the New York Times reported late Wednesday.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Cuban dancers return home after stardom abroad
The young dancers in simple black leotards watched closely as the master demonstrated his leaps and pirouettes, every move reflected in multiples from the mirrored walls of the room. Having graced many of the world's most prestigious stages, this return to Cuba for Jose Manuel Carreno was an act of giving back.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Two Rothko paintings fetch over US$76 million at Sotheby's auction
A pair of paintings by iconic abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko sold Monday for a whopping US$76.5 million, the auction house Sotheby's said.
A brooch commissioned by a French empress, or perhaps an iconic watch considered the most complicated ever made entirely by hand?
More than 1,500 letters and writings from queens, actresses and singers — including one from Henry VIII's first wife Catherine of Aragon that records a defining moment in British history — go under the hammer in Paris on Nov. 18-19.
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