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Sunday, January 31, 2016
Director Gitai looks back 20 years to Rabin killing
As one of Israel's most prominent and prolific filmmakers, director Amos Gitai has spent a career chronicling his country's turbulent history. In his latest project, he covers one of its most traumatic days: the assassination 20 years ago of Prime Minister Yiitzhak Rabin by a Jewish extremist opposed to his peace efforts with the Palestinians.
Rock legend David Bowie wanted his ashes scattered in Bali "in accordance with the Buddhist rituals," and he left most of his estate to his two children and his widow, the supermodel Iman, according to his will filed Friday in Manhattan.
Jacques Rivette, acclaimed French New Wave film director, dies at 87
French director Jacques Rivette, a secretive pioneer of New Wave film acclaimed for expanding the boundaries of movie making and for creating rich roles for actresses such as Emmanuelle Beart, has died at 87.
Lily James brings 'War and Peace' to modern era on TV
Many people find the idea of reading Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" to be daunting, but not Lily James.
A year ago, first-time director Nate Parker was still struggling get together the US$10 million he needed to make his passion project, a film that tells the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner.
Before book buyers get to read Julia Claiborne Johnson's debut novel, "Be Frank With Me," they'll have a chance to hear it.
In fad, Thais treat 'child angel' dolls like pets
Mix one part superstition, two parts fashion, a dab of celebrity idolatry and a heap of media frenzy, and what do you get?
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Magical Laos town preserved by UNESCO has 'lost its soul'
It is officially described as the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, a bygone seat of kings tucked into a remote river valley of Laos. Luang Prabang weaves a never-never land spell on many a visitor with its tapestry of French colonial villas and Buddhist temples draped in a languid atmosphere.
Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner dies at 74
Paul Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the seminal San Francisco band through its transformation from 1960s hippies to 1970s hit makers as the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age 74.
At age 91, Robert Frank is happy to let others talk about his past.
  
  
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