Life & Style

Pranksters plant ‘stolen Picasso’ in Romania

It almost sounded too good to be true: a Picasso painting stolen in one of the world’s most famous art heists had been found under a tree in a snowy Romanian forest.

The guardian, Nov 21 2018

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Snoop Dogg thanks himself for Hollywood Walk of Fame star

California rapper Snoop Dogg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, and celebrated by giving himself a big thank you.

Reuters, Nov 21 2018

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Best picture Oscars up for sale in rare auction

Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars.

Associated Press, Nov 21 2018

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Outsiders to pick Nobel Lit winners

Only half of those who choose the winners of next year’s Nobel Prize in literature will be members of the scandal-rocked Swedish Academy that has always previously awarded the prize, the prestigious body said Monday.

Associated Press, Nov 21 2018

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International art project comes to Patan

What would Patan—often touted an open museum, for its centuries-old monuments and illustrious heritage—look like when its disused and forgotten public space are turned into open-air galleries, using various art practices to adorn them? A global art initiative called Micro Galleries is set to do just that. Starting November 23, Micro Galleries Kathmandu will be organising an open exhibition for two weeks across Patan, with art shows, workshops, tours and talks, which will “explore and exchange global and local issues…in the hopes of leaving a resonant outcome,” says Kat Roma Greer, global artistic director for Micro Galleries.

Timothy Aryal, Nov 21 2018

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Stars at Chinese-language ‘Oscars’ split over Taiwan

The Chinese-speaking world’s version of the Oscars, the Golden Horse Awards, has created a sharp political divide between film stars and directors as the annual event becomes a lightning rod for questions about Taiwanese independence.

Reuters, Nov 20 2018

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Nepal Lit Fest to be held Dec 22-25

The seventh iteration of the IME Nepal Literature festival is going to be held on the banks of the Fewa Lake opposite the Ratna Mandir in Pokhara, from December 22-25.

Bibhu Luitel, Nov 20 2018

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Garud Puran releases first look

Upcoming comedy drama Garud Puran has released its first look poster at a event held in Kathmandu over the weekend.

Nov 20 2018

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Slow and steady wins the race?

Monday’s episode saw the last money task of Himalaya Roadies’ second season. Apparently, the winner could have walked away with a total purse of Rs 2,000,000; but as fate would have it, the winner will only take home half that amount now. Tch.

Abha Dhital, Nov 20 2018

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Díaz remains on Pulitzer Board after review of misconduct allegations

The Pulitzer Prize board announced Friday that it had concluded its review of sexual misconduct allegations against the award-winning novelist Junot Díaz and found no reason to remove him from the board.

Julia Jacobs, Nov 18 2018

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David Hockney pool painting soars to a record $90 million

An iconic 1972 painting by British artist David Hockney soared to $90.3 million at Christie’s on Thursday, smashing the record for the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist.

Reuters, Nov 18 2018

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Criterion Collection to launch stand-alone streaming service

FilmStruck may be no more, but the Criterion Collection will live on as a subscription-streaming service.

Associated Press, Nov 18 2018

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Vintage Mickey Mouse posters to go under the hammer

Seven rare vintage posters of Mickey Mouse are expected to fetch thousands of dollars at an auction that coincides with the 90th anniversary of the cartoon character’s first film appearance.

Reuters, Nov 18 2018

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Eighth Grade, Beale Street land Indie Spirit nominations

Coming-of-age movie Eighth Grade and family drama If Beale Street Could Talk scored best feature nominations on Friday for the Independent Spirit Awards, the annual honors given to Hollywood’s lower-budget movies.

Reuters, Nov 18 2018

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Telling stories about how technology can improve lives

Google Developer Group Kathmandu organised its latest iteration of the GDG DevFest at Blue Star Events, Thapathali, on Saturday. The event comprised of talks by influential speakers and workshops targeted for developers to enhance their skills and to build their connections.

ABANI MALLA, Nov 18 2018

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