What’s on TV This Week: The Oscars and a Greta Thunberg Docume...

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony airs on ABC. And PBS airs a three-part documentary pegged to Earth D...


Indonesia to reopen Bali beaches to foreign tourists by end of...

Indonesia aims to welcome back foreign tourists to the resort islands of Bali, Bintan and Batam by the end of July, with a plan to speed up vaccinations in those areas to halt the spread of the coronavirus.The government is in talks with Singapore...


China fantasy fans flock to cinemas for Tolkien’s Lord of the ...

After a slow start fans have returned in droves to see the re-released Tolkien fantasy trilogy the Lord of the Rings. Chinese fans flocked to theatres over the weekend, celebrating the return of the Oscar-winning trilogy to screens, driving its bo...


Playboy’s first European plus-size cover model Hayley Hasselho...

Like her famous dad, Hayley Hasselhoff is huge in Germany.The buxom daughter of pop culture icon David Hasselhoff is celebrating the fact she’s the first “curve model” to be featured on the cover of Playboy magazine’s German edition.The 28-year-ol...


Wedding photos in Hong Kong are a marriage of Western and Chin...

Weddings would not be weddings without a few photos to mark the occasion. Without question, all that surrounds these milestone-marking ceremonies comprises a minor pillar industry in Hong Kong, and has done for several decades. Whatever the person...


Gett inks deal with Curb Mobility to bring yellow cabs to its ...

Gett, the ride-hailing startup that has been carving out a niche for itself in a crowded and competitive market for on-demand transportation by focusing on enterprise accounts and connecting people with rides in some 1,500 cities leveraging a numb...


How documentaries portray the 2019 Hong Kong protests, with ec...

In the first minute of Do Not Split, the Oscar-nominated short documentary on the 2019 protests, young protesters wheel a supermarket trolley down a street at night while urgently shouting at passers-by, “Where’s the Bank of China?” Eventually, th...


India’s Razorpay raises funds at $3 billion valuation ahead of...

Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay topped a $1 billion valuation late last year, becoming the first Y Combinator-backed Indian startup to reach the much sought after unicorn status. In less than six months since, the Indian startup has ...


How to avoid the Madonna and Julia Roberts hairy underarm look...

If ever there was a time to ditch the razors, waxing strips and laser appointments, it’s been this past homebound year. The sight of singer and songwriter Julia Michaels on the red carpet at last month’s (mostly virtual) Grammys baring her armpit ...


Gustavo Dudamel Hasn’t Conducted Much Opera. That’s OK.

This classical superstar, just named as the Paris Opera’s next music director, isn’t the first maestro to jump to the theat...


Taking Over Victory Gardens to Make a ‘Theater for All’

Ken-Matt Martin, the esteemed Chicago theater’s first Black artistic director, is going in with his eyes op...


Red Sands: food writer Caroline Eden’s journey through Central...

Red Sands (2020) is more of a travelogue with recipes than a conventional cookbook. This is not meant as a criticism – author Caroline Eden writes beautifully and evocatively – but as a warning to those who dislike “life stories”, or too many word...


Revisiting the Unusual Celebrity of Stephen Hawking

In “Hawking Hawking,” Charles Seife offers a portrait of the famous theoretical physicist and tries to unpack his place in popular cultu...


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Once VMware is free from Dell, who might fancy buying it?

If you accept that VMware is in play, the prospective price tag means that the number of firms that could afford such a purchase are few and far betwe...


What to Cook This Week

Take the day to plan ahead and make a Mississippi Roast or fish cakes with herbs and chiles. Both will set you up for the days that foll...


K-pop girl group I. O. I reunite for live broadcast, Shinee st...

In the past week, K-pop acts including I. O. I, NCT Dream and Shinee have confirmed their plans for 2021, raising anticipation for the rest of the year. Short-lived but very popular girl group I. O. I, an 11-member team formed through the 2016 tel...


Asian-American Artists, Now Activists, Push Back Against Hate

Newly spurred to action to combat bias, they generate subway posters, leverage social media, stage Zoom webinars. “Our community couldn’t take being invisible any longer,” one artist sa...


First Person Singular: Haruki Murakami’s new collection of sho...

First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami (translated by Philip Gabriel), KnopfIn “Cream”, the opening story of Haruki Murakami’s new collection, the narrator buys a bunch of flowers for a pianist acquaintance who has invited him to her concert sev...