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Rare movie memorabilia on show for London auction

Han Solo’s jacket from “The Empire Strikes Back” and Indiana Jones’ signature hat top off some dazzling movie memorabilia that went on display in London yesterday before being auctioned later…

Cambodian reptile café slithers into people’s hearts

For anyone terrified of an albino python, an orange corn snake or a scaly, bearded iguana, Chea Raty says getting up close and personal at Phnom Penh’s first reptile-themed cafe…

Frozen crystal beauty in the Dead Sea

A ballerina’s tutu, submerged in the Dead Sea and “frozen” by accumulated layers of salt into a 200 kg (440 lb) crystal-like sculpture, will soon go on international display, part…

Natalie Portman: US school shootings a ‘civil war’

Hollywood star Natalie Portman called school shootings America’s “civil war” Tuesday, comparing the psychological torment they cause to the threat of terror attacks in Israel. The Oscar-winning actress drew the…

‘Effortlessly chic’ Meghan Markle named People’s best dressed woman

Meghan Markle was yesterday named the best dressed woman of 2018 by People magazine in a rare royal accolade by the celebrity publication. Markle, 37, who became the Duchess of…

Van Gogh was murdered claims new film at Venice

A new film about the artist Vincent Van Gogh claims that he was murdered rather than having shot himself. “At Eternity’s Gate” starring Willem Dafoe as the tortured genius, was…

Director of Venice’s Western favorite blasts film sexism

French director Jacques Audiard went gunning for sexism in the film industry Sunday after his extraordinary new Western, “The Sisters Brothers”, received a standing ovation at the Venice film festival.…

Comedy nights festival opens on Al-Dasma stage

KUWAIT: Under Auspices of Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri, ‘Layali Masrahiya Comedia’ (comedy nights) festival kicked off at Al-Dasma Theatre on Saturday evening.…

U2 cancels Berlin show after Bono loses his voice

Irish rock group U2 was forced to cut short a concert in Berlin before thousands of fans after performing only a few songs when lead singer Bono lost his voice.…

Thunderstorm halts Lady’s Gaga’s movie debut

Lady Gaga has been called a force of nature but a spectacular thunderstorm pulled the plug on the gala premiere of her big acting debut at the Venice film festival.…

Taiwan graffiti artist swaps spray for ink in epic tattoos

In a small workshop down a narrow alleyway in Taipei’s Ximending district, tattoo artist Bobo Chen is refreshing a scene from a Japanese epic with new ink on a client’s…

Hong Kong dim sum favorite faces uncertain future

Impatient diners crowd around carts of steaming dim sum steered by fierce “trolley aunties” at Hong Kong’s Lin Heung Tea House, one of the city’s most famous restaurants, now fearing…