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7 Oscars 2021 lessons: Minari is the real winner, women directors rule, diversity isn’t quite there yet and more

7 Oscars 2021 lessons: Minari is the real winner, women...

There can be no doubt this has been the strangest awards season in the history of...

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Britney Spears film triggers Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton and other women celebrities of the ’90s, when body shaming and questions about sex were seen as normal

Britney Spears film triggers Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton...

Jessica Simpson can’t watch it. Jennifer Love Hewitt said it “hurt my heart”, and...

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TV Doc with autism [Photo provided to China Daily] Television viewers and those...

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Doctor Pascal, by Émile Zola, translated by Julie Rose

Doctor Pascal, by Émile Zola, translated by Julie Rose

It was a disappointment when, back in 2016 when I read the last of Zola’s great...

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Netflix K-drama Love Alarm returns for season two, ramping up the romance

Netflix K-drama Love Alarm returns for season two, ramping...

Alarm bells – well, apps – are ringing in near-future Seoul, with love in the air...

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Gu Long’s martial arts stories on the big screen: how Chor Yuen adapted 17 of his magical novels, and our pick of the movies

Gu Long’s martial arts stories on the big screen: how Chor...

Film director Chor Yuen adapted 17 works by the New Wave martial arts novelist Gu...

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Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 3 — A Q&A with Commissioning Editor Anne Henochowicz

Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 3 — A Q&A with Commissioning...

This is the third in a series BLARB will be running of interviews with some of the...

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Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 4: A Double Q&A with Advising Editors Mengfei Chen and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 4: A Double Q&A...

This is the fourth in a series of interviews BLARB has been running to introduce...

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Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 5 — A Q&A with Academic Editor Eileen Cheng-yin Chow

Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 5 — A Q&A with Academic...

This is the fifth in our BLARB series made up of interviews with some of the people...

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DMX, rap’s dark, tortured star, dies at 50

DMX, rap’s dark, tortured star, dies at 50

DMX, the hardcore hip-hop star whose ominous, snarling raps chronicled the violence...

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K-drama review – in Netflix’s Sisyphus: The Myth, disappointing and illogical end to time-travel shenanigans

K-drama review – in Netflix’s Sisyphus: The Myth, disappointing...

This article contains spoilers.1.5/5 starsTime-travel stories are a double-edged...

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Incantations, by Subhash Jaireth

Incantations, by Subhash Jaireth

Incantations is such a perfect accompaniment to a trip to the National Portrait...

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Mortal Kombat movie review: gleefully violent video game adaptation a treat for fans of game franchise

Mortal Kombat movie review: gleefully violent video game...

3.5/5 starsFans of the long-running Mortal Kombat video game franchise finally have...

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On the wonders of Bach, transcribing Liszt and his return to Hong Kong: classical pianist Chiyan Wong

On the wonders of Bach, transcribing Liszt and his return...

Hong Kong-born classical pianist Chiyan Wong might have just moved to Berlin in...

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A Million Aunties, by Alecia McKenzie

A Million Aunties, by Alecia McKenzie

So Chris start telling him bout all the museum-dem, while I listening with one ear. ...

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The Performance, by Claire Thomas

The Performance, by Claire Thomas

Until today, I had never heard of theatre-fiction.  It’s a genre of fiction that...