Arts & Culture

New Star Trek TV Series Underwhelms Fans

BY Jill Serjeant NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) The sci-fi show Star Trek is boldly going into the streaming universe, with a series that will introduce characters and alien civilizations but which left fans on Monday largely underwhelmed. CBS said the series, starting in January 2017, will be shown primarily on the network’s streaming and

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Independent Indian Movie Sheds Light on Disability and Sexuality

BY Anna Yazijyan DUBAI (Nov 2) Forbidden love, a relentless struggle for happiness and a desire to live a “normal” life form the crux of Shonali Bose’s award-winning film Margarita With a Straw. Seen by many as controversial, the movie is an emotional and inspiring story about Laila (Kalki Koechin), a girl with cerebral palsy

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Fashion Forward Dubai

A new contender in the ring By Arfa Shahid  Dubai is aspiring to fashion heights. But the occidental gaze of the fashion world has oft-viewed the emirate as a tasteless, money-driven, brand-conscious city, lacking in its street-style. Now, some are beginning to question that. Can Dubai lay claim to its own independent fashion sense –

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Five Drones to Consider for Your Family This Christmas

  Filed Under: Tech & Science, Drones, Consumer Technology Christmas is in two months, but it’s never too early to brainstorm gift ideas for your family. With the surging popularity of hobbyist drones—more than a million drones are expected to be sold this holiday seaso—perhaps you are considering one for your loved ones. One caveat:

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Joanna Newsom’s High Dive

“Wikipedia is amazing,” exclaims Joanna Newsom. The harpist and songwriter likely won’t read the entry about herself, but she frequently dives down Wikipedia rabbit holes. “Reading something on Wikipedia will often send me off in a new direction,” she says. While living in New York’s Greenwich Village several years ago, for instance, Newsom found herself

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Russia Adds Crimean Cultural Sites to its Official Monuments List

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree to include more than 220 sites on the annexed Crimean peninsula on the list of monuments of cultural and historical significance to Russia. According to the document published on Tuesday on the Russian Cabinet Minister’s officialwebsite the Prime Minister has tasked the Ministry of Culture with

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How the World is Celebrating ‘Back to the Future’ Day

It’s Back to the Future Day and the world is very excited about it. October 21, 2015 is the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to in the sci-fi adventure film Back to the Future Part II, released in 1989. Celebrations have kicked off across the world and it’s not just avid movie fans

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Adele Confirms Highly-Anticipated Album ’25

British singer Adele confirmed that her highly-anticipated album will be called 25, in a statement published on her social media platforms on Wednesday. The singer, whose last album 21 sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, says 25 is about her transition into adulthood. “My last record was a break-up record,” Adele wrote in the message

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Comedian Chris Rock to Host Oscars Ceremony for Second Time

Comedian Chris Rock will host the 2016 Oscars ceremony in February, producers said on Wednesday, in his second stint at the helm of Hollywood’s biggest night. “Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry,” David Hill and Reginald Hudlin, who will produce the live telecast, said in a statement. “Comedian, actor, writer, producer,

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