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In year of Wonder Woman, comes the remarkable tale of her creation

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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In year of Wonder Woman, comes the remarkable tale of her creation

In year of Wonder Woman, comes the remarkable tale of her creation

Superman and Batman were born, like brothers, in 1938 and 1939, respectively. But psychology professor William Moulton Marston had grander and more progressive aspirations for his comic creation. “Frankly, Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world,” Marston said around the character’s launch in 1941. […]

Syrian-American musicians raise voices as their homeland suffers

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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Syrian-American musicians raise voices as their homeland suffers

Syrian-American musicians raise voices as their homeland suffers

Sharing music and messages as the conflict rages on When Samer Saem Eldahr finished university, he was ready to spread his wings and start his career. He planned a month away from home to discover and pursue his craft. It’s a similar story to many college graduates, with a notable exception: There would be no […]

‘Wonderstruck’ is a beautiful fable for youngsters: Film Review

Posted by on 18/10/2017
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‘Wonderstruck’ is a beautiful fable for youngsters: Film Review

‘Wonderstruck’ is a beautiful fable for youngsters: Film Review

For devoted fans of certain prestige directors, it’s always a little disarming to see them make a true children’s film. Expectations have to be readjusted in real time as you submit to something else, something different. That exercise can yield disappointment, but sometimes, maybe even most of the time, the results are transcendent. Think about […]

Weinstein resigns, celebrity accounts of assault snowball

Posted by on 18/10/2017
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Weinstein resigns, celebrity accounts of assault snowball

Weinstein resigns, celebrity accounts of assault snowball

Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood mogul accused of decades of sexual abuse and harassment, resigned from the board of his production company as Reese Witherspoon became the latest star to open up about her sexual assault experience. Weinstein was sacked as co-chairman of The Weinstein Company on October 8, but still held a seat on […]

Witherspoon was sexually assaulted by director at 16

Posted by on 17/10/2017
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Witherspoon was sexually assaulted by director at 16

Witherspoon was sexually assaulted by director at 16

The actress, now 41, has spoken out about the experiences of some women in Hollywood following the accusations of sexual harassment and assault made against film producer Harvey Weistein and insists there are “ugly truths” that have to be confronted. Reese decided to speak out about what happened to her when she was just a […]

‘Happy Death Day’ scares off ‘Blade Runner’ at box office

Posted by on 16/10/2017
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‘Happy Death Day’ scares off ‘Blade Runner’ at box office

‘Happy Death Day’ scares off ‘Blade Runner’ at box office

The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well. This weekend the “Groundhog Day”-like horror pic “Happy Death Day” scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven “Blade Runner 2049” out of the water. Studio estimates Sunday show “Happy Death Day” took in […]

Motion picture Academy kicks out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

Posted by on 15/10/2017
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Motion picture Academy kicks out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

Motion picture Academy kicks out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, vowing that the era of “shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior” in the movie industry was over. An emergency meeting of its 54-member board of governors, which includes stars such as Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg and Laura Dern, voted “well in excess […]

An exciting voyage through classical and folk music

Posted by on 15/10/2017
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An exciting voyage through classical and folk music

An exciting voyage through classical and folk music

South Indian musician Kavalam performs in Kuwait Need to revive the folk tradition In his fascinating concert ‘Ragamanjari,’ a mix of Carnatic classical, semi-classical and folkloric tunes, South Indian musician Kavalam Sreekumar took the audience on a musical voyage on Friday at ICSK auditorium, Salmiya. Demonstrating his expertise in both classical and folk musical genres, […]

Beyonce charity song ‘Mi Gente’ dethrones ‘Despacito’

Posted by on 12/10/2017
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Beyonce charity song ‘Mi Gente’ dethrones ‘Despacito’

Beyonce charity song ‘Mi Gente’ dethrones ‘Despacito’

Beyonce’s Spanish-language remix of “Mi Gente” for hurricane relief opened Wednesday on top of the US Latin song chart, finally dethroning the global mega-hit “Despacito.” “Mi Gente,” which Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin created from the African dance rhythms of French DJ Willy William, had lingered for 11 weeks at number two on the Billboard […]

Busan film festival ready for action despite turmoil

Posted by on 10/10/2017
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Busan film festival ready for action despite turmoil

Busan film festival ready for action despite turmoil

Organizers of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) say they are confident they can cast off the politics that has overshadowed the influential event as its 22nd edition kicks off on Thursday. The annual festival, which has long championed independent Asian cinema, is determined to “preserve its identity” despite being embroiled in high drama of […]

Streep, Dench voice outrage at Weinstein sex revelations

Posted by on 10/10/2017
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Streep, Dench voice outrage at Weinstein sex revelations

Streep, Dench voice outrage at Weinstein sex revelations

Movie legends Meryl Streep and Judi Dench led a chorus of outrage Monday following the revelation that Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed women for decades, as Hollywood stood accused of covering up a pattern of misconduct that finally cost the film mogul his job. Weinstein was fired late Sunday from his own film studio, three […]

Blade Runner 2049′ pulls in older guys but few others

Posted by on 09/10/2017
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Blade Runner 2049′ pulls in older guys but few others

Blade Runner 2049′ pulls in older guys but few others

“Blade Runner 2049” had the pedigree, the stars and the stellar reviews. But even though the highly touted sequel had seemingly everything going for it, something didn’t click with audiences. The big-budget, handsomely crafted sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic opened surprisingly weak at the North American box office. According to studio estimates Sunday, “2049” […]

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