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    Benigni to receive Venice cinema career award

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 11:22pm on April 18, 2021

    Italian actor and director Roberto Benigni, who won an Oscar for ‘Life is Beautiful’, will be honoured with a career award at this year’s Venice...

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    Anwarul’s Surjer Ghorer Namota hits bookshops

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:22pm on April 18, 2021

    Poet Mohammad Anwarul Kabir’s collection of poems entitled Surjer Ghorer Namota is now available at bookshops and online platforms. Surjer Ghorer Namota, published by Anupranan...

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    Film industry mourns Wasim

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:19pm on April 18, 2021

    Actor Mesbahuddin Ahmed, popularly known as Wasim, died at 12:40am on Sunday at Shahabuddin Medical College Hospital in the capital. He was 74. Wasim was...

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    Ekushey Padak winning theatre activist SM Mohsin dies of COVID-19

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:31am on April 18, 2021

    SM Mohsin dies of Covid-19 Cultural Correspondent Ekushey Padak-winning theatre activist, actor and freedom fighter SM Mohsin died of Covid-19 on Sunday morning while undergoing...

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    Oscars producers lift the lid on nearly ‘impossible’ ceremony

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 11:23pm on April 18, 2021

    A ‘teeny-tiny’ red carpet, no invitations for Hollywood’s most powerful moguls, and a ‘central’ role for masks -- next weekend’s in-person Oscars are taking no...

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    Saudi Arabia’s city of roses blooms in Ramadan

    Agence France-Presse . Taif | Updated at 12:13am on April 18, 2021

    Every spring, roses bloom in the western Saudi city of Taif, turning pockets of the kingdom’s vast desert landscape a vivid and fragrant pink. In...

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    Michelangelo’s David gets a 3D-printed twin

    Agence France-Presse. Rome | Updated at 12:12am on April 18, 2021

    Standing just as tall but weighing 10 times less, an exact replica of Michelangelo’s statue of David created using 3D printers is covered with marble...

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    Actress Helen McCrory dies

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:14am on April 18, 2021

    British film, television and stage actress Helen McCrory has died aged 52 from cancer, her husband and fellow actor Damian Lewis said on Thursday. McCrory...