'Moonlight' tops Spirit Awards

Feb 26, 2017

'Moonlight' tops Spirit Awards

Sunday might be dominated by “La La Land,” but Saturday belonged to “Moonlight.” Barry Jenkins’ luminous coming-of-age tale swept Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards, taking home six awards, including best feature. “Moonlight” won every award it was nominated for at the 32nd annual indie ...

Feb 26, 2017

'Batman vs Superman' and Hillary documentary tie at Razzies

DC Comics’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and a documentary attacking Hillary Clinton tied Saturday at the annual Razzie worst-of film awards, Hollywood’s hall of shame. The rivals won four “Razzies” each for their poor acting, writing and directing, although it was “Batman” ...

Feb 24, 2017

Indian censors block release of 'lady-oriented' film

India’s censor board has refused to certify a film it describes as “lady-oriented,” sparking a furious response from the director, in the latest case to highlight fears over creative freedom in the country. In a letter, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) told ...

Dec 20, 2016

'Surreal' declared Merriam-Webster's 2016 word of the year

In a word, 2016 was “surreal.” Surreal, meaning “marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream” was looked up so much by online users that Merriam-Webster on Monday dubbed it the 2016 word of the year. Surreal joined the Oxford English Dictionary’s “post-truth” ...

Dec 14, 2016

Australian word of the year is 'democracy sausage'

If you have ever struggled to decipher Australian English slang, then you may be baffled by “democracy sausage,” the word of the year Down Under. The Australian National Dictionary Centre defined it Wednesday as a sausage served on bread and bought at a polling ...

Nobel laureate Ohsumi urges youth to ask fundamental questions

Dec 8, 2016

Nobel laureate Ohsumi urges youth to ask fundamental questions

Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his study on cell recycling, encouraged young people Wednesday to pursue fundamental questions, however “naive” they may appear. The 71-year-old honorary professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology made ...