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US ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin gravely ill

DETROIT: Singer Aretha Franklin, a multiple Grammy award-winner star whose legacy stretches back decades, is gravely ill and surrounded by relatives, a reporter and family friend wrote on his website…

Kuwaitis showcase art at global festival in Istanbul

ISTANBUL: Several Kuwaitis are taking part in a massive global art festival held at the Turkish city of Istanbul, which is showcasing the works of around 170 artists. The event…

Sattva yoga warrior’s awareness shoots high in Kuwait’s sky

KUWAIT: With Adrenaline rush and awareness levels at miles high, Sattva yoga in Kuwait is portraying the concept of the warrior’s core enhancing mental wellbeing, physical strength and spirituality. Sattva…

‘Communist’ Frida Kahlo swept up in debate on cultural change in Hungary

Sixty-four years after her death, the personal life and politics of Frida Kahlo have come under scrutiny in Hungary. A right-wing pro-government newspaper has criticized a hugely popular exhibition of…

Indian film star prepares for new role – in politics

Indian movie star Kamal Haasan, whose latest film releases today, enjoys causing a stir as an actor and now he is looking to shake up Indian politics as well. Haasan…

Sushi, sake and soy: Robuchon’s love affair with Japan

  Foie gras paired with wasabi, Japanese-style open kitchens and a fierce work ethic: Joel Robuchon, hailed as “chef of the century” on his death this week, drew great inspiration…

Made in China since the Qing dynasty: Beijing shoemaker taps into the future

In an ornately decorated building in central Beijing, cobbler Cai Wenke painstakingly makes shoes by hand in a process that has hardly changed since the business first started in 1853.…

Cruise beats Pooh as ‘Mission Impossible’ again tops box office

Tom Cruise continued to test the limits of the possible this weekend as “Mission Impossible-Fallout” clung for a second week to the top spot in North American theaters, beating new…

Robert Redford retiring from acting at 81

Robert Redford, the screen legend and Oscar winner, has announced that he’s retiring from acting at the grand old age of 81, with upcoming movie “The Old Man & The…

‘Charmed’ makers defend reboot, tout its ethnic diversit

A roundup of news Monday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. Give ‘charmed’ a chance, creators…

After ‘Mary Shelley’, pioneering Saudi female director keen to film back home

Fresh from shooting her first film in English, Haifaa Al-Mansour plans to return to her native Saudi Arabia next month for her new project-but this time, she won’t be directing…

Demi Lovato thankful to be alive after overdose

Pop star Demi Lovato said Sunday she was thankful to be alive and needed time to recover in her first remarks since an overdose nearly two weeks ago. Writing to…