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Associated PressBEIJING (AP) — Two emotionless prison guards watch Ai Weiwei as he eats, sleeps, paces, showers — and even sits on the toilet — in the Chinese artist's new obscenity-filled, metaphor-rich music video mocking state power. The video...
Tags: Beijing (China), Music, Media Industry, Entertainment, China
BEIJING-- The rabbit and the rat are finally coming home. Two bronze heads that were looted from Beijing’s old Summer Palace in 1860 are to be returned to China this year by a French billionaire who acquired them from Christie’s auction...
Producers have again rotated the lead lovers in the Tony-winning musical “Once.” Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie, both from Britain, will make their Broadway debuts Tuesday in the roles of Guy and Girl, respectively. The pair replace...
Tags: The New York Times, BBC, Once (musical)
There have been a number of stage plays devoted to the lives of visual artists -- Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Mark Rothko have all received the grand theatrical treatment. But Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is unlike the others in that he is a bonafide...
Tags: Artists, Mark Rothko, London Theatre, Theater, Twitter, Inc.
Ai Weiwei isn't able to leave Beijing because of his ongoing legal battles with the Chinese government, but the world comes to him. The artist is keeping busy with projects that include a planned heavy-metal album and a new movie. Ai's debut album...
Tags: Artists, Politics, Chen Guangcheng, Music, Arts and Culture
"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," the 2012 feature documentary about the outspoken Chinese artist, will air on PBS Monday night as part of the Independent Lens series. In Southern California, the movie is scheduled to air on PBS SoCal (KOCE) at 10 p.m. The...
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 24 - March 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Bachelor: Sean and the final...
“That's not funny, that's sick!” was once a mission statement for National Lampoon’s assaults on propriety and good taste. Some of that is-nothing-sacred irreverence still haunts the theatrical debut of “Sketches from the...
A new play about artist Ai Weiwei's secret detention in 2011 will premiere in April in London. Written by British playwright Howard Brenton, "#aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei" is set to open at the Hampstead Theatre. The title of the play is a reference...
In November, Elton John angered Chinese officials when he dedicated a Beijing concert to Ai Weiwei. The outspoken artist, whose online activism has gotten him into trouble with police numerous times, has apparently returned the favor by creating an online...
BEIJING -- The most prominent Uighur intellectual in China was taken into custody Saturday at Beijing’s international airport with his daughter as he tried to board a flight for the United States. The detention of Beijing professor Ilham Tohti...
Tags: Beijing (China), Mexico, China
Beijing has some seriously bad air. How bad? On a scale of 1 to 500, the United States Environmental Protection Agency says anything over 100 is unhealthy and anything above 400 is an emergency. Recently, the pollution index for Beijing hit 755. For...
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