MIAMI (AP) — An artist is facing a criminal charge after police say he smashed a $1 million vase at Miami’s new art museum to protest what he called its favoritism for international rather than local art.
BERLIN (AP) — Director Diao Yinan’s “Black Coal, Thin Ice,” a detective thriller set in northern China, won the Berlin International Film Festival’s main Golden Bear prize on Saturday. The movie also picked up the best actor award, which went to Liao Fan.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Tourists, hawkers and motorcyclists rub shoulders every morning in the congested alleyways of Hanoi’s low-rise Old Quarter, which seems generations away from the office towers and electronics megastores springing up in other parts of the capital. The quarter’s street grid, laid out in the 15th century, is still dominated by dilapidated shops selling everything from brass gongs to bamboo scaffolding.
TOKYO (AP) — The man once lauded as Japan’s Beethoven said he can partially hear in a new disclosure Wednesday following the stunning revelation last week that his “Hiroshima” symphony and other famed musical compositions were ghostwritten. Despite astonishment and outrage to the ghostwriting scandal, music credited to Mamoru Samuragochi
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