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How the Ghent Altarpiece was restored: a complete visual explanation

How the Ghent Altarpiece was restored: a complete visual...

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Zhao Wei, Kris Wu, Zhang Zhehan: the Chinese stars hit by China’s entertainment crackdown and why, as new rules have the industry on edge – ‘now it’s best to lie low’

Zhao Wei, Kris Wu, Zhang Zhehan: the Chinese stars hit...

The Chinese entertainment industry is on edge following a series of crackdowns on...

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Ex-Secret singer and actress Han Sun-hwa on her first movie role, in Cinema Street, putting K-pop  and anxiety behind her and learning to care for herself

Ex-Secret singer and actress Han Sun-hwa on her first movie...

By Kwak Yeon-sooAs a K-pop singer, Han Sun-hwa lived with anxiety and struggled...

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K-pop stars making affairs of the heart public isn’t career-ending any more – look at HyunA and Dawn releasing an album together

K-pop stars making affairs of the heart public isn’t career-ending...

On September 9, K-pop lovers HyunA and Dawn released their first album collaboration,...

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In Netflix K-drama Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, Shin Min-a plays a fish out of water in a seaside village – will she find common ground with the locals?

In Netflix K-drama Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, Shin Min-a plays...

Teething problems abound for the romcom drama world’s latest golden couple in Hometown...

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What martial arts storytelling owes to The Water Margin, wuxia novel from 14th century adapted for Japanese TV and by Chang Cheh for cinema, and how its themes and style still resonate

What martial arts storytelling owes to The Water Margin,...

The classic 14th-century novel The Water Margin, attributed to Shi Nai’an and Luo...

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K-drama High Class: Parasite actress Cho Yeo-jeong stars in by-the-numbers high society drama, elevated by its Jeju location

K-drama High Class: Parasite actress Cho Yeo-jeong stars...

Following the massive success of SKY Castle three years ago, high society dramas...

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BTS, Blackpink, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran lead a wave of K-pop collaborations with Western artists

BTS, Blackpink, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran lead a wave of...

Pop music is having an East-meets-West love affair, as many of the biggest English-...

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Toronto 2021: The Falls movie review – pandemic drama by A Sun director Chung Mong-hong contemplates life’s surprises and disappointments

Toronto 2021: The Falls movie review – pandemic drama by...

3.5/5 starsA divorced mother and her teenage daughter overcome their fraught relationship...

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Jaap van Zweden on a reset for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, a rethink of his globetrotting lifestyle, and saving his father’s life

Jaap van Zweden on a reset for the Hong Kong Philharmonic...

At the end of a discussion about plague, quarantine and the problems of constricted...

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Queer Eye host talks new cookbook, snot-crying during Season 6 of the Netflix show, and Taylor Swift’s Lover

Queer Eye host talks new cookbook, snot-crying during Season...

Antoni Porowski wants to take you to dinner. Well, not you (or me) specifically,...

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Annette movie review: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard in bizarre yet unforgettable musical conceived by Sparks

Annette movie review: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard in...

4/5 starsDescribing Annette as “a film about a singing puppet” might be considered...

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Most popular Spotify K-pop playlist ‘K-pop Daebak’ celebrates 7-year milestone and over 5 billion minutes streamed

Most popular Spotify K-pop playlist ‘K-pop Daebak’ celebrates...

Spotify users have listened to over 5 billion minutes of the streaming platform’s...

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Coldplay confirm collaboration with K-pop stars BTS on next album

Coldplay confirm collaboration with K-pop stars BTS on...

British rock band Coldplay have confirmed their rumoured collaboration with K-pop...

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The children’s books Europeans in Asia grew up reading, from Chinese adventures to fondly remembered Kenyan tales

The children’s books Europeans in Asia grew up reading,...

Popular, well-illustrated children’s books are a bonanza for successful authors;...

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Asian-American pop history, sequels to K-pop Confidential and Jessica Jung’s Shine: five K-pop books to look out for

Asian-American pop history, sequels to K-pop Confidential...

As popular as K-pop is nowadays, precious few books in English have been written...