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Kelly Macdonald opens Edinburgh Film Festival with Puzzle

Kelly Macdonald opens Edinburgh Film Festival with Puzzle

Image copyright Ivon Bartholomew Image caption Kelly Macdonald said it was great to open the festival The 72nd Edinburgh International Film Festival opened with the International Premiere of Puzzle, starring Kelly MacDonald. The 42-year-old Scottish actress said it feels “great” to have her latest project shown at the festival, because ...

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Wimbledon tennis to be screened in 4K HDR by BBC

Wimbledon tennis to be screened in 4K HDR by BBC

Image copyright PA Image caption Garbine Muguruza will defend her Wimbledon ladies’ singles title at this year’s event The Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament is to be streamed in 4K resolution and high dynamic range colour (HDR) to UK viewers by the BBC. It will follow a current trial in which ...

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XXXTentacion: Suspect ‘arrested’ in rapper murder case

XXXTentacion: Suspect 'arrested' in rapper murder case

Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption The rapper had been facing domestic violence charges Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of US rapper XXXTentacion, US media say. The suspect, named as Dedrick D Williams, 22, is facing a charge of first-degree murder. The 20-year-old rapper, real name ...

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Lady Leshurr ‘tried to end it all’ two years ago

Lady Leshurr 'tried to end it all' two years ago

Image copyright Getty Images Lady Leshurr has told fans she “tried to end it all” two years ago. The rapper said she met “bad people” in her life who broke her “mentally and emotionally” and made her think the “only way to happiness now is death”. In a post on ...

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Matters of the earth – The Hindu

Matters of the earth - The Hindu

What if the earth was flat? What were the chances of Christopher Columbus falling over the edge of our globe? Expect to hear some bizarre questions in the middle of serious discussions over science, myths and fiction, if you are planning to attend The Man From Earth by The Madras ...

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Sophie Gradon, former Love Island contestant, dies aged 32

Sophie Gradon, former Love Island contestant, dies aged 32

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gradon was crowned Miss Newcastle and Miss Great Britain in 2009 Sophie Gradon, a former Miss Great Britain who became a contestant on Love Island, has died. Her boyfriend Aaron Armstrong wrote on Facebook: “I will never forget that smile I love you so ...

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All-night Therukoothu – The Hindu

All-night Therukoothu - The Hindu

Shri Bavaani Amman Therukkoothu Nataka Manram, Kanchipuram, presented ‘Alamugasooran Samhaaram’, an unusual story of Arjuna being helped by Draupadi, who takes on the Kali avatara to kill the asura. The show was organised on Sunday last as part of the Mahakumbabhishekam festival at Shri Thiruveedi Amman Temple, Medavakkam. Despite there ...

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Accent on bhakti, social themes

Accent on bhakti, social themes

Mulund Fine Arts Society’s three-day ‘Summer Fiesta’ featured a dance performance and two Tamil plays. It was held at the Mahakavi Kalidas Auditorium, Mulund. A Bharatanatyam performance by Maya G Shivakumar was a last-minute substitute for the musical play ‘Sangeetha Pitamaha Purandaradasa’, as its director P. S. Krishnamoorthy was suddenly ...

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World Music Day: Fête de la Musique makes Delhiites celebrate music and its diversity | art and culture

Members of the band Knight Shades will perform at Fête de la Musique 2018.

Fête de la Musique or World Music Day is a music celebration that takes place annually on the day of summer solstice ie the longest day of the year. And this year, too, Delhiites can revel in all-day musical celebrations — that were initiated in France in 1982 to promote ...

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Why you can’t talk about John Oliver in China

Why you can't talk about John Oliver in China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Oliver is the latest target to be hit by Chinese censors If you’re looking to post something about John Oliver on Chinese social media this week, chances are you can’t. The British television host been censored on China’s biggest social media site, just ...

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