Russian rally to support independent TV ends in mass arrests

Feb 9, 2014

Russian rally to support independent TV ends in mass arrests

Police in Moscow on Saturday said they had detained around 40 demonstrators protesting apparent pressure from authorities to silence Russia’s top opposition broadcaster. Some 150 people attended a flash mob protest close to the Kremlin in support of Dozhd (TV Rain), an independent Internet ...

Jan 31, 2014

Russia's top independent TV targeted

Prosecutors on Thursday opened an inquiry into Russia’s top independent TV station over a poll that asked a question about a sensitive aspect of World War II. The controversy over the Dozhd station reflects the challenges faced by the few media outlets outside the ...

China roused by the 'rich scent' of BBC's 'Sherlock'

Jan 19, 2014

China roused by the 'rich scent' of BBC's 'Sherlock'

Zhou Yeling dragged herself out of bed at 5 a.m. for a long-awaited date with her favorite Englishman — Sherlock Holmes. Zhou, 19, watched the third season premiere of the BBC’s “Sherlock” on Jan. 2 on the British broadcaster’s website. Two hours later, the ...

'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' top Golden Globe awards

Jan 13, 2014

'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' top Golden Globe awards

Harrowing drama “12 Years a Slave” won the coveted best drama Golden Globe on Sunday, while crime caper “American Hustle” won the musical/comedy film prize and two acting awards. Hollywood turned out in their fashion finest for the 71st annual Golden Globes, Tinseltown’s biggest ...

Cubans fall head over heels for South Korean soaps

Dec 16, 2013

Cubans fall head over heels for South Korean soaps

For the past three decades, Brazilian “telenovelas” have helped Cubans forget their litany of woes for an hour a day. But today, dozens of South Korean soap operas are earning wide audiences. Following in the footsteps of South Korean films and K-pop, “doramas” — ...

Kids should cut time spent online: experts

| Oct 29, 2013

Kids should cut time spent online: experts

Parents should limit kids’ tweeting and texting and keep smartphones and laptops out of bedrooms, a pediatricians group says. The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and laughs from many teens but the influential American Academy of Pediatrics says parents need to know that ...

Ratings soar for 'Breaking Bad' finale

Oct 1, 2013

Ratings soar for 'Breaking Bad' finale

The much-anticipated final episode of “Breaking Bad” drew the cult TV show’s largest ever audience — 10.3 million viewers — but there were also more than 500,000 illegal downloads, figures showed Monday. The series, centered around once humble chemistry teacher turned drug lord Walter ...