Abortion-rights activists renew battle in Argentina

Health 05/28/19, 14:40

Argentine activists on Tuesday were launching a renewed effort to legalize elective abortions in the homeland of Pope Francis after narrowly falling short last year.Lawmakers said they would introduce a bill to legalize abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks. A similar measure last year passed the lower house of ...

Q&A: Pedro Almodovar on memory, pain and the big-screen

Entertainment 05/20/19, 12:09

Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and Glory" is a self-portrait of rare precision and warm intimacy. It stars Antonio Banderas as Salvador Mallo, a famous aging filmmaker, hobbled by physical ailments, who lives in a Madrid apartment reproduced from Almodovar's own, right down to the books on the shelves and the paintings ...

Review: Farhadi channels Agatha Christie in Spanish thriller

Entertainment 02/05/19, 09:54

There are few more seductive things to watch onscreen than a big, wine-soaked, multi-generational family wedding like the one that happens early in "Everybody Knows," Asghar Farhadi's new thriller set in a picturesque Spanish village.But as good as Farhadi is at portraying the infectious revelry binding a family together, he's ...

Karl Lagerfeld brings Chanel to ancient Egypt, at Met show

U.S. 12/05/18, 00:37

An air of ancient Egyptian luxury ruled the night as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld brought his traveling fashion show to New York and its famous Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.A model poses on the runway at the Chanel Metiers d'Art 2018/19 Show at the Metropolitan Museum ...

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

China 09/23/18, 21:47

X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment.For one of China's best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan's vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague allegations of tax fraud and possibly other infractions that could ...

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