North Korea denies ‘righteous’ Sony Pictures hack attack

By Sun, Dec 07, 2014 3:06PM UTC Promotional image for Sony Pictures' 'The Interview'.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is denying that it orchestrated a cyberattack on Sony in retaliation for an upcoming Hollywood movie that depicts an assassination plot against the North’s leader.

The Look of Silence review: Oppenheimer revisits Indonesia’s genocide

By Tue, Dec 02, 2014 1:29PM UTC The Look of Silence review: Oppenheimer revisits Indonesia’s genocide

In 2012 Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Act of Killing’ broke new ground in the field of documentary film-making, collecting a multitude of international awards and helping to shed light on one of history’s most forgotten genocides.

Veteran Japanese actor Ken Takakura dies at 83

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 3:02PM UTC Ken Takakura. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Acclaimed Japanese film star Ken Takakura, known for many stoic heroes he played on silver screen, has died of lymphoma. He was 83. His office and media reports said Tuesday that Takakura died Nov. 10 at a Tokyo hospital where he had been treated for the illness.

Khon: Thailand’s beautiful, but boring, performing art

By Tue, Nov 11, 2014 1:12PM UTC Khon dance in Frankfurt, Germany,2006. Pic: Günter Trageser, WikiMedia Commons.

It’s that time of year again when the highly-skilled and meticulous Thai mask dance, Khon, returns in Bangkok (Nov 24-Dec 9). The performances will be as beautiful, traditional and prestigious as last year’s, but does anybody care?

Security high as Cambodia holds first Water Festival since 2010 stampede

By Thu, Nov 06, 2014 10:31AM UTC Rowers head to the start line during the Water Festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday. Pic: AP.

In about two weeks Cambodians who lost their love ones in 2010’s Water Festival tragedy will mark the fourth anniversary of the stampede.

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