Arts & Culture

The Best Star Wars’ Day Tweets

For those yet unfamiliar with the magical force of Star Wars, May 4th is the day fans celebrate the movie series created by George Lucas. Observance of the holiday spread quickly through media and grassroots celebrations. The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you” as “May

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This all-girl “boy band” is shaking up gender norms in China

Acrush is China’s first all-girl “boy band” which released its debut single last week, but already, the it has a huge fan-following. “Our fathers’ generation still holds the idea that girls should dress in a feminine manner, something I was never comfortable with,” band member Min Junqian told Reuters. “I just like to dress in a

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Kuwaiti Sheikh Resigns from FIFA Role Amid Investigation

By Michael Church HONG KONG, May 1 – After almost a decade as one of the game’s main power brokers, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah stepped away from his involvement in world football on Sunday as the U.S Department of Justice probe into FIFA‘s affairs claimed another victim. His decision came after U.S. Court documents

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As Aleppo Battle Ends, Intimate Film Shows Syria in New Light

By Maha El Dahan DUBAI, Dec 14 – When a group of friends took their cameras to the streets of Damascus to document Syria’s 2011 uprising, they could not have foretold how events would spiral out of control and change their lives forever. Obaidah Zytoon, a radio host with big dreams for her country, was

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Actor Alan Thicke, Dad on ‘Growing Pains,’ Dead at 69

Dec 14 – Canadian actor Alan Thicke, best known for his leading role in the 1980s family sitcom “Growing Pains” and as the father of R&B singer Robin Thicke, died on Tuesday, his spokeswoman said. He was 69. “Alan’s sudden passing has been confirmed. At present, we have no further details,” Monique Moss said in

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Kanye West Meets with Trump to Discuss ‘Multicultural Issues’

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK, Dec 14 – Kanye West met Republican President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss what he said were “multicultural issues” including bullying, education and violence. West’s meeting at Manhattan’s Trump Tower sent social media into a frenzy and fueled speculation about a possible performance at Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration or

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