The 75th annual Venice Film Festival kicked off on August 29 on the lagoon with a presentation of the juries who will decide the destinies of this year’s crop of cinema contenders. The jury for the main competition is presided by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, whose movie The Shape of Water won four.
Plastics are everywhere. Made from fossil fuels, consuming energy only to be thrown away, piling up in landfills, clogging our oceans, and contaminating food chains — they somehow sum up everything that’s wrong with how we treat our planet.
Arnaud Beltrame, a French policeman who was shot and stabbed after swapping himself for a hostage in a rampage and siege that President Emmanuel Macron branded as “an Islamist terrorist attack” died of his wounds on 24th March.
Despite rising tensions between Iran and Europe, the Louvre and the Iranian government are moving forward with plans to collaborate on a series of exhibitions, archaeological projects, publications, and other initiatives over the next four years.
You’ve never seen the Passion of Christ celebrated quite like they do in Spain. Holy Week (25th March – 1st April) is one of Spain’s most authentic and elaborate celebrations, with each region of the country commemorating Easter week in it’s own way.
Xi Jinping was reappointed as China’s president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve. The National People’s Congress, also appointed close Xi ally Wang Qishan to the formerly ceremonial post of vice president.
The kindness of strangers is at the heart of a new performance by Turkish performer Ata Dogruel. The artist is spending 28 days in silence, relying on his audience for food in what he describes as an invitation to care.
Three decades after he died and eight months after his remains were disinterred in order to settle a paternity claim to determine whether Dalí was the father of Pilar Abel, a tarot card reader and fortune teller, Salvador’s body has once again been laid to rest, in its entirety, beneath the museum he designed as a shrine to his own life and art.