Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

  Saudi Arabia hosted its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday, two days after US movie giant AMC unveiled the kingdom’s debut theatre in Riyadh. Clutching prized tickets for what AMC said was a sold-out showing of Hollywood blockbuster action film “Black Panther”, men…

Dance music superstar Avicii dead at 28

Avicii, one of the world’s most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope with the hard-partying lifestyle, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28. Two years after his unusually early retirement from touring amid recurring health…

Former child circus slaves tackle trafficking in post-quake Nepal

Nepal’s first contemporary circus is not just remarkable for its gravity-defying acts, but for its artists – the contortionists, aerialists and jugglers are former child slaves. Having been rescued from Indian circuses, they are now using their skills to educate communities across Nepal on the dangers of trafficking…

Film Review ‘Rampage’

I remember playing ‘Rampage’ as a wee lad in the year 2000 on my clunky Playstation 1. It…

Saudi Arabia launches first new cinema

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theatre yesterday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under…

Female stars dominate Cannes jury as banned Von Trier set to return

Hollywood actresses will dominate the jury at Cannes next month, the film festival’s organizers said yesterday as they…

Rebellious fashion: Saudi women embrace sports abayas

‘It is no one’s business to stop and question what I’m wearing’  Colorful and oozing defiance, a…

Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

The Cannes film festival said yesterday that it was still in talks with Netflix despite the platform’s dramatic…

From bondage to flowers, a fashion bonanza at Coachella

Coachella became one of the world’s premier music festivals not only for the A-list performers. The two-weekend party…

Eminem, Cardi B tap star power at Coachella

Eminem and Cardi B may be at different stages of their careers, but the two rappers have one…

UK designer Christopher Raeburn transforms the unexpected

‘We only do three things. We either remake, we recycle or we reduce’ After a childhood building tree…

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe joined music royalty…

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