Culture

Johnny Depp could face 10 years in jail for bringing dogs into Australia

By Wed, May 27, 2015 12:25PM UTC

Australian officials say Johnny Depp could face 10 years behind bars or a AUS$340,000 (US$264,000) fine for smuggling his dogs into the country.

Game of Thrones’ master swordsman takes on a very different teaching role in Thailand

By Tue, May 26, 2015 11:36AM UTC

IT’S a hot, oppressively humid summer evening in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s northern capital. British actor Miltos Yerolemou, who plays Syrio Forel, master sword-fighter in Game of Thrones, and will play something, or someone, in the upcoming Star Wars film, has just sat down with me at a wine bar off the city’s recently requisitioned trendy hub, Nimmanhaemin.

Rich executives, lowly clerks: Why we should resist social segregation and question meritocracy

By Sat, May 23, 2015 9:30AM UTC

Why pay S$3,000, then S$600 more every month, for a gym membership? According to Fitness First: so you can avoid having to be “down there in the gym with a lowly clerk”. In response, one reader condemned the fitness company’s choice of words. “[T]o use the adjective ‘lowly’ for a

Toho sues US studio, alleges Godzilla copyright violation

By Thu, May 21, 2015 11:21AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese movie studio Toho Co. is suing Voltage Pictures and director Nacho Vigalondo, complaining of copyright and trademark infringements in an upcoming film.

Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul discusses his latest film ‘Cemetery of Splendour’

By Tue, May 19, 2015 9:27AM UTC

Northeastern Thailand rarely features in internationally acclaimed cinema, but the region has been the setting for filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s beautifully allusive and atmospheric films for years.