Friday, November 22, 2019
Highlights: Karnad gave up philosophy and took up mathematics because he could score high marks and get into Oxford University.He famously described Hema Malini as a daddi, Kannada for "dimwit", when she contested an election against Dr K Marulasiddappa, one of his closest friends.Karnad's writing, drawing extensively from myth and folklore, was often pitted against the…
All week Ruby Wax comes to Leicester Square TheatreFESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE: If you love (or love to hate) London's buildings, get involved in the Festival of Architecture, which has a 'Boundaries' theme this year. There's a plethora of events going on over the course of a month, including a chance to climb London's weirdest skyscraper.…
The Right Take on Campus  | July 15, 2019 12:00 PM Three months ago, as I was preparing for a public debate event, I received an email threatening my life. As a journalist and commentator who lives a very public life, I receive odd emails all the time, and this wasn’t even my first death…
This year’s pop culture moments are the inspiration behind the top trending 2019 Halloween costume ideas, according to Google. The search engine revealed its most searched 2019 Halloween costume ideas, with Pennywise the Dancing Clown from this year’s “It Chapter Two” film, played by Bill Skarsgård, ranking as the top solo costume. Following is the…
Companies like BMG are organizing songwriting camps to turn Chinese talent into superstars. BEIJING — In the foothills of the Great Wall, in a hotel room outfitted with recording studio equipment, musicians from the United States, the United Kingdom, Panama and the Netherlands, among other countries, are trying to create China's next pop hit. Nine…
Asia is full of wonderful sights, but simply seeing all of them isn’t a sure-fire way to understand its culture. There’s nothing like a little local interaction to elicit empathy and make the most vivid memories of your trip. Meditate with monks in Myanmar, pick up some shamanic dance steps in Sri Lanka, or take…
Before doors open to the public on June 7, Blondey McCoy gives us an exclusive look at his first solo exhibition called “Stella Populis” at London’s Ronchini Gallery. The 22-year-old polyhypenate presents multifaceted artworks spanning photography, digital illustration, installation, and studies. These works touch on themes of pop culture, celebrity, mental illness, and modern-day religion.…
Boomerang streaming service has set a June 27th premiere date and released the first-look trailer for their brand-new animated series “Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?”. Thirteen episodes will roll out weekly and feature celebrity/pop culture guest stars who help the Mystery Inc. gang solve new mysteries. The premiere episode boasts NBA superstar Chris Paul along with…
SHANGHAI, China — An upcoming release by H&M will include sweatshirts embroidered with dragons and cranes, and a boiler suit emblazoned with the Chinese characters for “Kung Fu.” But don’t be fooled into thinking this is just the latest example of a big brand dabbling in cultural appropriation. In fact, it is quite the opposite.…
MILAN, Italy — On the overcast morning of Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2020 runway show, swarms of millennials camped outside of the brand’s headquarters on Via Mecenate. The mob — many of whom travelled from other European cities and beyond— arrived hours ahead for a glimpse of Chinese heartthrob and boy-band member Xiao Zhan.By the end of…