Post Tagged with: "Arts And Humanities"

Amazing Five Things To Do At The Frankfurt Book Fair

October 14, 2017 7:30 am
Amazing Five Things To Do At The Frankfurt Book Fair

A visitor walks past a book display at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 13, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. France is this year’s guest of honour at the world’s largest book fair, where more than 7,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries are expected from October 11 […]

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Taiwan ‘White Terror’ brought back to life for gamers

February 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Taiwan ‘White Terror’ brought back to life for gamers

This picture taken on February 16, 2017 shows Yao Shuen-ting, a co-founder of game developer Red Candle Games, speaking during an interview in Taipei. As the 70th anniversary of a bloody political purge in Taiwan looms, a new horror video game set during the island’s “White Terror” is winning rave […]

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Nobel Prize for Literature goes to US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan

October 13, 2016 9:34 pm
Nobel Prize for Literature goes to US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan

In this January 12, 2012 file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. (Photo by AP) In a surprise announcement, the Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, the first time the prestigious award goes to someone primarily seen as a musician. The Swedish Academy said […]

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Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, world’s longest-serving monarch, dead at 88

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Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, world’s longest-serving monarch, dead at 88

This file photo taken on May 5, 2010 shows Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej sitting on wheelchair after the ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of his coronation in Bangkok. (By AFP) Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has died at age of 88, casting uncertainty over the Southeast Asian state’s […]

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Successfully absent: Cult author Elena Ferrante has fiercely protected her identity for 24 years

October 4, 2016 6:15 am
Successfully absent: Cult author Elena Ferrante has fiercely protected her identity for 24 years

Elena Ferrante’s searing portraits of women have won her international acclaim. Photo / Text Publishing Italian novelist Elena Ferrante is a cult author. She is defined as “one of the great novelists of our time” in The New York Times Book Review, “the best contemporary novelist you have never heard of” in The Economist, […]

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Archaeologists found the world’s oldest fish hooks found

September 19, 2016 6:30 am
Archaeologists found the world’s oldest fish hooks found

The ancient hooks are made from sea snail shells. Photo / National Academy of Sciences At first sight, they could pass for a pair of shell earrings but these items are far more significant – and were once more practical. Archaeologists have found the world’s oldest fish hooks in a […]

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China’s amazing Nanjing’s Porcelain Tower: Ancient ‘world wonder’ brought back to life

September 17, 2016 4:00 pm
China’s amazing Nanjing’s Porcelain Tower: Ancient ‘world wonder’ brought back to life

                                              Nanjing’s Porcelain Tower More than 150 years after rebels destroyed it, Nanjing’s famed “Porcelain Tower” — one of the Seven Medieval Wonders of the World — has […]

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Family stumbles on Caravaggio painting worth $137 million in attic

April 13, 2016 2:05 am
Family stumbles on Caravaggio painting worth $137 million in attic

The painting Judith Beheading Holofernes at its presentation in Paris on April 12, 2016. (Reuters) Imagine you have to go to the attic to fix a persistent leak and you stumble on a Baroque masterpiece that turns out to worth more than $137 million. This is what happened to a […]

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Tiny William Shakespeare sculpture makes its mark

April 11, 2016 9:21 am
Tiny William Shakespeare sculpture makes its mark

To commemorate the 400th anniversary since William Shakespeare’s death, micro-sculptor Willard Wigan MBE has created what he describes as his greatest portrait to date. Photo / Supplied Artist Willard Wigan has created a microscopic sculpture of William Shakespeare, which is smaller than a full stop in a newspaper, to mark […]

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7000 sit exam for a place in Chinese art school

February 18, 2016 7:03 am
7000 sit exam for a place in Chinese art school

Nearly 7000 students take part in the college entrance exam. Photo / GettyNearly 7,000 students were pictured recently sitting for an entrance exam for Shandong University of Arts and Design in east China. On February 16 the examinees sat patiently in the 200,000-square-foot hall of the Shungeng International Convention Center […]

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