Britain’s Man Booker Prize announced on Wednesday that it was expanding to cover all novels written in the English language, saying it would welcome authors whether they come from ‘Chicago, Sheffield or Shanghai’.
Trumpeter Alison Balsom has become the first British woman to win artist of the year at the prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Awards.
Nina Davuluri is not the first Miss America of colour. She is not even the first Asian-American to wear the crown. But her victory has clearly struck a chord in some quarters.
Neon colours and geometric forms at Roksanda Ilincic and pastel-coloured lace and cashmere at Burberry Prorsum offered contrasting interpretations of femininity at London Fashion Week on Monday.
Pop singer Pink has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year after scoring her first ever No. 1 album this year.
Michael Jackson’s personal physician, convicted of manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of anaesthetic to the pop singer, was released from a Los Angeles prison on Monday after serving half of his four-year sentence.
Ekushey Television will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with a six-day programme featuring special dramas and telefilms.
Horror sequel ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ has topped the US box office with takings of $41m.
Music icon Sir Elton John will release ‘The Diving Board’, his first album since 2006’s ‘The Captain and the Kid’, on Monday and he revealed the folk pioneer’s record ‘Modern Times’ persuaded him to push on with his own career.
Nina Davuluri became the first contestant of Indian heritage and the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant Sunday night.
Steve McQueen’s ‘12 Years a Slave’ won the top prize at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. The film, based on a memoir of a free black man sold into slavery from 1853, won the Blackberry People’s Choice award.
Haifaa Al Mansour’s drama ‘Wadjda’, about a young girl determined to win money to buy a bicycle she’s forbidden to ride, has been selected as Saudi Arabia’s official submission for the Oscar’s foreign-language category.
London Fashion Week got off to a colourful start on Friday with a sun-drenched trip to the Aegean Sea courtesy of Turkish designer Bora Aksu, who whisked trend-setters away from Britain’s dreary autumn drizzle.
Ray Dolby, the US engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and pioneered noise reduction in audio recordings, has died in San Francisco aged 80.
Nicole Kidman was knocked over by a man who crashed into her on a bicycle as she left a fashion show in New York on Thursday.