Jan 15, 2021 08:42 PM

'Parasite' director to head Venice film festival jury

[ROME] South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, whose Parasite movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture last year,...

Jan 13, 2021 05:50 AM

From the music hall to ballet royalty: A British tale

EDOUARD Espinosa, a London dance teacher, once said in 1916 that "it is absolute nonsense to say that the English...

Jan 13, 2021 05:50 AM

Simon Rattle to leave London Symphony Orchestra for Munich

SIMON Rattle, the acclaimed British-born conductor, returned to his home country several years ago to lead the...

Jan 12, 2021 05:01 PM

South Korean firm's smart dog collar tells owners what's in a bark

[SEOUL] A South Korean startup has developed an AI-powered dog collar that can detect five emotions in canines by...

Jan 12, 2021 01:41 PM

Tokyo Olympics organisers say cancellation report 'fake news'

[TOKYO] Tokyo Olympics organisers played down a poll showing plunging support for the Games on Tuesday and said a...

Jan 12, 2021 05:50 AM

New hongbao notes generate 330 tons of emissions - MAS pushing for e-gifting

SINGAPORE'S tradition of gifting new bank notes during the Lunar New Year celebrations generates the same level of...

Jan 12, 2021 05:50 AM

Can immersive art remain afloat when money is the object?

EVEN as the pandemic takes its toll on tourism, immersive museums and experiential art centres are expanding to new...

Jan 11, 2021 02:54 PM

Thousands gather for Japan coming-of-age day despite virus surge

[TOKYO] Young adults dressed to the nines in kimonos gathered at venues in Japan on Monday to celebrate reaching the...

Jan 11, 2021 08:24 AM

'Sex and the City' revival coming on HBO

[WASHINGTON] A revival of the hit show Sex and the City will come to HBO Max, the network announced on...

Jan 11, 2021 05:50 AM

US theatres kick off 2021 with hopes of erasing worst year on record

CRIPPLED by pandemic-driven cinema closures, customer fears and a dearth of new movies last year, the US box office...

Jan 11, 2021 05:50 AM

Medical students earn their spurs in packed Czech hospitals

HUNDREDS of medical students have volunteered to help out in Czech hospitals packed with Covid-19 patients where...