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Knitted pictures, hot plates and pigs: Artist Rosemarie Trockel defies categorization

She became renowned by criticizing the male-dominated art world with references to knitting and the kitchen in her works. Rosemarie Trockel, one of Germany’s most renowned modern artists, now turns 65. Rosemarie Trockel became famous in the 1980s with her knitted wool paintings. What the artist called her “knitting pictures” …

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Hollywood #MeToo march joined by hundreds in protest against abuse

Hundreds of people have marched against sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, following weeks of mounting allegations against several notable producers, directors and entertainers. Gathering outside the Dolby Theater in downtown Los Angeles, home to the annual Academy Awards ceremony, women, men and children marched down Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday …

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Rolling Stone magazine turns 50: ‘We wanted to find a voice’

It’s been 50 years since the first issue of Rolling Stone was published in California. The legendary magazine captured the spirit of the time with its unique brand of music journalism, says founding editor Michael Lydon. When the first issue of Rolling Stone hit the news stands on November 9, …

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Kevin Spacey cut from a new Ridley Scott movie a month before release

After the cancellation of the TV show “House of Cards,” Kevin Spacey will be replaced in Scott’s completed movie, “All the Money in the World,” due in December. It is an “unprecedented move,” comments the industry. According to reports released on Wednesday night, Spacey is being cut from Ridley Scott’s …

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Hollywood sexual harassment scandal widens with further accusations

Further stars have been accused of sexual harassment as more women and men come forward. The latest accusations affect a major director and a legendary actor. Hollywood’s sexual abuse crisis deepened on Wednesday with further accusations against industry stalwarts. Brett Ratner, whose directing and producing credits include the Rush Hour …

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Large “void” discovered in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza

Measuring at least 30 meters in length, the sensational uncovering of a cavity within the 4,500-year-old Cheops Pyramid in Giza, Egypt poses an ancient riddle for researchers. “We don’t know what the cavity means,” said Mehdi Tayoubi of the international team investigating the phenomenon. “So we don’t want to call …

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Beyoncé joins cast of “The Lion King” live-action remake

James Earl Jones is back, while singer Beyoncé and comedian John Oliver are among a star-studded cast in Walt Disney’s new live-action film version of the “The Lion King.” Walt Disney Studios has revealed the main cast for its upcoming live-action and CG adaptation of its 1994 animated classic, “The …

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‘Babylon Berlin’ director Tom Tykwer to head Berlinale Jury in 2018

The German director, producer and composer best-known for “Run Lola Run” and “Cloud Atlas” will serve as jury president of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. “Tom Tykwer is one of the highest-profile German directors and has established himself on the international stage as a great filmmaker,” said Berlinale Festival …

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