Culture

Director Peter Jackson brings last ‘Hobbit’ film to China

By Wed, Jan 21, 2015 10:27AM UTC Director Peter Jackson brings last 'Hobbit' film to China

BEIJING (AP) — Director Peter Jackson and actor Richard Armitage attended the red-carpet premiere in China of the final ‘Hobbit’ film Monday.

Opinion: Venice Biennale spat could be just what Thailand’s art scene needs

By Fri, Jan 16, 2015 12:34PM UTC Opinion: Venice Biennale spat could be just what Thailand's art scene needs

Looking at a newly finished abstract painting by highly respected Thai artist Kamol Tassananchalee, with a caption saying the artist will be representing Thailand at this year’s Venice Biennale, the Olympics of the art world, Thip Sae-tang raised a question on Facebook.

North Korea calls for US evidence of its role in Sony hacking

By Wed, Jan 14, 2015 11:44AM UTC North Korea calls for US evidence of its role in Sony hacking

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is again insisting it had nothing to do with the cyberattack on Sony Pictures and is urging the United States to provide evidence.

Sony: ‘The Interview’ to screen in Canada

By Wed, Dec 31, 2014 10:14AM UTC Sony: 'The Interview' to screen in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians will be able to watch “The Interview” when the comedy that provoked an international incident with North Korea is released in theaters across the country later this week.

Jackie Chan expresses shame over son’s drug charge

By Thu, Dec 25, 2014 11:30AM UTC Jackie Chan

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan has told Chinese state media that he feels ashamed of his son, who has been indicted by Beijing prosecutors on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs.