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Arts & Culture

Met Gala: Sidelined last year, the high-profile celebration of fashion set to return in two-parts

Filmmaker Melina Matsoukas has been commissioned to create an open-ended film to project in the galleries, with content changing during the course of the exhibition.

Arts & Culture

Venice Biennale for architecture to open this May after a year's postponement for COVID-19 pandemic

The exhibition will bring together 63 countries for the main show under the theme “How will we live together?”

Entertainment

Following Prince Philip's death, separating fact from fiction as depicted in Netflix's The Crown

How does the Netflix drama’s portrayal of Prince Philip, who died at age 99 on Friday, compare with the man himself and the life he lived with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II?

Tech

'In my heart, I am a gamer': Late president Satoru Iwata’s book outlines vision for Japan’s Nintendo

Throughout the book, Iwata outlines his vision for Nintendo Co, which was to offer entertainment that everyone in the family could enjoy, regardless of age, gender and game playing skills.

Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympic torch runs through empty park in Osaka as coronavirus cases rise

Japan has attributed about 9,500 deaths to COVID-19, far fewer than many countries but higher than most neighbors in Asia.

World

Muslims in Indonesia offer Ramzan prayers with social distancing as govt speeds up vaccination drive

Neighboring Muslim-majority Malaysia also eased its restrictions, including last year’s ban on taraweeh nighttime prayers and allowing popular open-air bazaars selling food, drinks and clothes to open.

World

Bulgarian Muslims celebrate circumcision festival in remote village of Ribnovo amid COVID-19

The group ritual is held here every four or five years, depending on demand and because most people in the region are poor and can rarely spare money for an individual celebration.

Entertainment

Ron and Clint Howard's memoir on growing up in Hollywood to release in October

According to William Morrow, a HarperCollins Publishers imprint, the book will help answer a perennial question asked of Ron Howard: What was it like to grow up on television?

Arts & Culture

The Souvenir Museum: Elizabeth McCracken's collection of short stories is a beautiful exploration of love, family ties

McCracken has delivered a lovely collection of stories loosely tied together by one theme — the bonds of family that fracture and heal as lives are led.

Sports

Manchester United's interest in acquiring A-League team 'just noise’, says club CEO

Nine newspapers reported that Manchester United officials were in discussions with Central Coast Mariners owner Mike Charlesworth, who has been seeking a buyer for the cash-strapped club for the past year.

Entertainment

Harvey Weinstein faces new indictment in LA; decision on his extradition from NY delayed

The new indictment contains the same 11 counts involving the same five unnamed women as the previous criminal complaint against Harvey Weinstein.

Entertainment

Oscars 2021: Regina King, Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Bong Joon Ho, Joaquin Phoenix among presenters

"In keeping with our awards show-as-a-movie approach, we’ve assembled a truly stellar cast of stars,” the producers said in a statement.

Entertainment

Met Gala to return as two-part exhibition; first 'intimate' ceremony will be held on 13 September

The second Met Gala will be a larger event, scheduled to take place on 2 May, 2022

Entertainment

Will Smith, director Antoine Fuqua pull movie production from Georgia over state's anti-minority voting law

"Cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access," Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua said in a statement.

Sports

Bundesliga: Hoffenheim hold Bayer Leverkusen to a goalless draw, remain 12th

Leverkusen stayed sixth, nine points off the Champions League places. Hoffenheim remained 12th. Both teams have had a disappointing start to 2021.

Entertainment

Kanye West files divorce documents, agrees to hold joint custody of children with Kim Kardashian

Kanye West approved of Kim Kardashian West's suggestion that two have joint custody of their four children and neither of them needs spousal support

World

British government launches probe into lobbying scandal involving ex-PM David Cameron

British media began digging into Cameron’s work for Greensill after the company’s collapse forced the owner of Liberty Steel to seek a government bailout

Sports

Federal judge approves partial deal between women's national team players and US Soccer Federation

The deal calls for charter flights, hotel accommodations, venue selection and professional staff support equitable to that of the men’s national team.

World

Minneapolis shooting: Officer who fatally shot black man mistook handgun for taser, says police chief

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as “an accidental discharge.” The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was investigating

Sports

LaLiga: Outspoken Spanish league president Javier Tebas set to join UEFA executive committee

Spanish league president Javier Tebas was picked by European Leagues, the 30-nation group said on Monday, as its delegate to sit on the decision-making committee.