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Chinese diving duo changing lives, just one shark at a time

AFTER witnessing the loss of whales and sharks in illegal poaching and fishing, two young Chinese divers are seeking a new path to change the life of the fishermen and the marine animals. In October 2017, ...

July 15, 2018, Sunday


Ingmar Bergman, portrayer of inner demons, 100 years on

INGMAR Bergman, one of the most distinguished filmmakers of his generation whose melancholic work is often tough-to-digest but celebrated, still captivates audiences as much as he puts off his critics. ...

July 15, 2018, Sunday


Passing the baton: Chinese conductors seek global fame

JING Huan twirls her conductor’s baton nervously in the wings while the brass and string sections of China’s Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra tune their instruments. Aged 36, Jing is part of a new breed of ...

July 15, 2018, Sunday


Science fiction master Ellison dies at 94

HARLAN Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of “A Boy and His Dog” and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84. During ...

July 1, 2018, Sunday


Meet Cannes’ darling who plays it like it is

SAMAL Yeslyamova almost burst into tears when she received a surprise award for best actress at the Cannes Film Festival last month. “When they announced my name I nearly cried: ‘But what about our movie?’” ...

June 24, 2018, Sunday


Jodie Foster’s new role and the big picture

WRITER-DIRECTOR Drew Pearce hadn’t even sent out the script for his futuristic, hospital-for-criminals thriller “Hotel Artemis” when Jodie Foster called asking to be part of it. Foster said she’s done ...

June 10, 2018, Sunday


Mould-breaking diva who can do it all

THE seemingly staid world of conducting has never seen anything quite like Barbara Hannigan. The Canadian singer is not just one of the world’s most sought-after sopranos, a rare diva who is also a spellbinding ...

June 10, 2018, Sunday


Pop princess hits golden age

FROM teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue’s three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer and become a gay icon whose fanbase spans generations. The ...

June 3, 2018, Sunday


Bollywood star helps tackle Maharashtra drought

MANY areas of Maharashtra, a state in western India, that has been drought-prone for over a decade are now seeing vast improvements in water supply. “In this season at the peak of summer, my two-acre ...

June 3, 2018, Sunday


Pulitzer prize-winning author Philip Roth dies at age 85

PHILIP Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of “Portnoy’s Complaint” to the elegiac lyricism of “American Pastoral,” died ...

May 27, 2018, Sunday




 

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