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Dissident artist Ai Weiwei has a message for the U.S. president, Europe’s populist right and those who would shut their national borders to migrants and refugees.
During an Oscar season in which marching on Washington has been as fashionable as walking the red carpet, one might assume swag bags have become a thing of the past. That assumption would be incor
Oscars 2017 live updates: Red carpet arrivals begin as rain threatens the big night Feb. 26, 2017, 3:20 p.m. The 89th Academy Awards take off tonight, but first the city of stars must primp and pr
A Syrian cameraman and rescue worker whose documentary about the "White Helmets" Civil Defence group has been nominated for an Oscar will not attend
After Mr. Skrowaczewski defected in 1960 (Communist rule “was impossible for musicians and composers”), he led the Minnesota Orchestra for 19 years.
Oscars 2017 live updates: Countdown to the red carpet, plus some Meryl Streep dress drama Feb. 26, 2017, 2:42 p.m. The 89th Academy Awards take off tonight, but first the city of stars must primp
Fame and media attention intersect most intensely on the red carpet, be it at Sunday’s Academy Awards  or premieres or film festivals in any given year. That makes the carpet a great place for Hol
Jim Gaffigan, lover of bacon, defender of McDonald's and one of the world's most popular comedians, is scheduled to perform in Halifax this spring.
Moscow, Feb 26, IRNA – A group of Russian tour operators and reporters are to visit Iran in the framework of program to increase tourism cooperation between Tehran and Moscow and prepare grounds for
Sunday might be dominated by La La Land, but Saturday belonged to Moonlight. Barry Jenkins' luminous coming-of-age tale swept Saturday's Film Indepen
Ardebil, Feb 26, IRNA -- Governor of Parsabad Moghan said on Sunday that in case of a request by the Azeri officials, Iranian relief workers and fire fighters are ready to cross Aras River and help e
Mashad, Feb 26, IRNA – Director for Medical Emergency affiliated to Mashad Medical Science University Dr. Mohammad Shurvarzi said on Sunday that eight Iraqi pilgrims, who were injured in a car accide
Bill Paxton, who earned success through roles in movies including “Titanic,” “Weird Science,” “Twister” and “True Lies,” as well as that of a polygamist Mormon businessman in the hit HBO series “B
It all started with a James Turrell art exhibit. The artist’s geometric light projections and sensory deprivation installations served as inspiration for director Denis Villeneuve and production d
Tehran, Feb 26, RINA – An academic official said here on Sunday that Tehran University of Medical Sciences is attracting students from 36 countries.
“La La Land” leads all movies with 14 nominations, but nothing is a lock on this night, which is likely to find winners commenting on the political climate.
Islamabad, Feb 26, IRNA – The Iranian Cultural Centre in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore is holding a two-day film festival at 'Royal Palm' and 'Country Club' centers.
They've tallied the votes, gilded the giant Oscar statues and rolled out the red carpet. Fans of film, frocks and frivolity focused on the famous tur
Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. This edition of our newsletter is being released mere hours before the 2017 Academ
Styled as a prequel to Luc Besson’s vigilante action trilogy of the same name, "Taken," which premieres in series form Monday on NBC, does share with the films a lead character named Bryan Mills,
Walking the Oscars’ red carpet is a chore even under the best of circumstances. When you’re several months pregnant? Forget it. At least, that’s what Natalie Portman is saying. The Oscar nominee,
In Los Angeles for the 89th Academy Awards, lead actress nominee Ruth Negga stepped into Bungalow 1 at Chateau Marmont on Friday night for a party hosted by Gemfields to celebrate a partnership wi
Former U.S. president George W. Bush has kept a low profile since leaving the White House in 2009. But he is set to reveal some of the fruits of his second career on Tuesday in a book called "Portrait
In an Oscar season saturated with repetitive red carpet affairs, one black-tie event stood out from the rest in the lead-up to Sunday’s ceremony — the only awards party where Steven Seagal was the
A documentary criticizing U.S. Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton tied on Saturday with superhero ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of
Jordan Peele never thought his directorial debut “Get Out,” a horror spin on “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” for the post-Obama age, would ever actually make it to the big screen. “I said, ‘You wan
Tehran, Feb 25, IRNA - A plan for the identification of ancient ships and trading ports in the Caspian Sea in Gilan Province was launched on Saturday, the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and
U.S. authorities have barred entry to a Syrian cinematographer for Oscar-nominated film The White Helmets, as Hollywood stars gathered at a rally sup
New sculptures by Jim Isermann look like the crates that the sculptures might have been shipped in, albeit here given free rein to perform like circus acrobats. The offbeat mix is typical for the
Llyn Foulkes' recent mixed-media paintings manifest what the 82-year-old artist calls "Old Man Blues." In many respects, however, the lamentation has been underway ever since Foulkes began regular
Petra Cortright's paintings wedge themselves between the celebrated history of gestural art, mostly Expressionist and abstract, and the past generation's frantic upheaval of established visual nor
One of this year’s Academy Awards favorites is “Moonlight,” an intimate and poetic portrayal of growing up gay in a gang-ravaged Miami neighborhood. Mahershala Ali stands a good chance to win the
If the annual Oscar campaigns are convinced of nothing else — other than the greatness of whatever film they represent —  it’s their own importance. The message of this elongated award season is:
Isfahan, Feb 25, IRNA – The second Asian African Congress of Mycobacteriology (AASM 2017) started work with the attendance of AASM President Ali Akbar Velayati on Saturday in the city of Isfahan.
The battle over the Los Angeles skyline. The award-winning show inspired by a singular graphic memoir. And “Salome” at 30. Plus: SCI-Arc in Mexico City, Oscar-nominated films that emerged from imp
Tehran, Feb 25, IRNA - Acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi introduced two prominent Iranian-Americans to represent his movie, “The Salesman,” at the Oscar Academy Awards which is to be held on
For more than 50 years, the Japanese ultra-Pop artist has awed audiences by crafting sculptural illusions with light and mirrors to replicate the sense of infinity. Experience five rooms at the Hirshh
The former president, who has kept a low profile since leaving office in January, visited New York to see “The Price” with his elder daughter, Malia.
Blake Lively takes on “Jaws,” more or less, in “The Shallows.” And Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza incite mayhem in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.”
In “La La Land,” Emma Stone plays an aspiring actress so in love with Hollywood that she gets a day job in a coffee shop on a studio lot just so she can be in proximity to the movie business. “I l
“Can I wrap myself in this blanket, or is that tacky?” Viola Davis asked, pointing at a faux fur throw. “Girl, of course,” Alfre Woodard replied, encouraging Davis to break up the  just-so couch a
In a joint letter, the five directors say that whoever wins, the Oscar will be dedicated to activists and others “who uphold freedom of expression.”
One half expects the ghosts of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to swirl across the silver skyline rising inside the Dolby Theatre for Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards. The stage set glitters with more
Why wait for Sunday to make a statement? Directors of the five Oscar-nominated foreign-language films have gotten a jump on what is expected to be a flood of political remarks at the upcoming Acad
Cartoon Network’s series “Justice League Action,” about a group of DC Comics superheroes that includes Superman and Batman, has episodes that last only 11 minutes, but the series has attracted an
A spot on the Oscars’ red carpet now comes with a price. For the first time, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is charging a license fee to TV stations and networks that broadcast l
Maybe tomorrow Narciss will come and we will not be afraid anymore, a red-haired woman says hopefully, staring at an imaginary horizon beyond the stage.
The dress code for the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which take place Saturday afternoon in a tent by the beach in Santa Monica, is  “festive and relaxed,” which might be a good description for
The composer’s “Prince of Players,” about an actor in Restoration England who specialized in female roles, had its New York premiere at Kaye Playhouse.
“Early on, people would say that their wives could probably do what I did.” Colleen Atwood laughed softly into the phone as she spoke of her career as one of the most Oscar-celebrated costume desi
Few people know how to navigate a crowd quite like Sergei Loznitsa. Whether he’s using a carefully positioned tripod or thrusting his handheld camera directly into the fray, the Belarus-born Ukrai
A listen to the week's most notable new music, including songs featuring Nicki Minaj, Alessia Cara and Frank Ocean, plus the return of shoegaze band Ride.
In a typical sci-fi movie about extraterrestrials, there are certain kinds of sounds you’d expect to hear: electronic bleeps and bloops, whooshing spaceships, the slithering of slimy aliens, some
Tehran, Feb 24, IRNA - Laboratory studies on three samples of buff clay works of the Burnt City and their comparison with the geology of the area under study have showed that the buff clay works are
Among them, the conductor Herbert Blomstedt's surprising performance with the New York Philharmonic and a Facebook Live concert and interview with the tenor Javier Camarena.
Tehran, Feb 24, IRNA – In continuation to protest US President Donald Trump’s visa ban order, world-known Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, and the director of the Oscar nominated film ‘The Salesman’
The city synonymous with the country music business is in transition. How is it dealing with rapid change, and the Trump era? A panel discussion on Popcast.
Step into "Michelle Fierro: New Paintings" and it's clear that the L.A. artist is a first-rate noodler. Each of her 17 paintings at c.nichols project in Mar Vista comes off as casual, comfortable
Today in Entertainment: Prominent Iranian Americans will represent Asghar Farhadi at Oscars; New 'Twin Peaks' art Feb. 24, 2017, 10:25 a.m. With the Oscars around the corner and much of Hollywood
If "Charles Garabedian and His Contemporaries" were a movie, it would have an amazing cast, a killer script and a director who knew how to get the best out of his team. At L.A. Louver, the five-ro
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