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New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

Fur trade a goldmine for China’s Olympic bid city

China’s proposed Winter Olympics co-host boasts pristine ski slopes carpeted with artificial snow, but the city once dubbed the country’s “fur capital” is also home to tens of thousands of…

Oculus debuts virtual reality film ‘Henry’

Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers – and Hollywood – about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. The…

Hermes to probe, punish ‘cruelty’ to crocs used for handbags

Hermes said yesterday it was probing claims of cruelty at crocodile and alligator farms that supply the French fashion house with skins for its luxury handbags and accessories. British singer…

35 Cosby accusers on NY mag cover – Victims speak out

NEW YORK: Thirty-five women who allege they were sexually assaulted by US comedy legend Bill Cosby were united yesterday on a magazine cover to tell startlingly similar stories of abuse.…

The rise of the sneaker subject of new museum exhibit

The sneaker is a force in fashion, music and spor ts, but where did it all begin? With the rubber tree, of course, and that ’s where senior curator Elizabeth…

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina dead at 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of pop legend Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday aged 22, six months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub in…

Nearly 30 years on since debut album, Gipsy Kings keep crowds dancing

Nearly 30 years after launching their “Rumba Flamenca” music style, the Gypsy Kings are still keeping crowds around the world dancing to hits such as “Bamboleo”, “Djobi Djoba” and “Bem…

Bollywood star, judge urge clemency for riot bomber

A pampered life for Japan’s prizefighter bulls

Minaj shows black women’s challenges

Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video opens in a jungle and the camera goes straight to the heart, or rather bottom, of the matter-the rapper’s derriere, which she gyrates with sensual delight.…

50 years later, Dylan’s guitar returns to Newport

The guitar that Bob Dylan used to go electric at the Newport Folk Festival 50 years ago is back in Newport. “Dylan’s guitar is home,” festival producer Jay Sweet said…