Director of MIT’s Media Lab steps down in wake of Epstein revelations

(Reuters) – The director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab stepped down on Saturday after a New Yorker magazine article revealed the lab tried to conceal donations... Read more »

Macca turns magical Grandude with children’s book

LONDON (Reuters) – He may be one of the world’s most famous musicians, but Paul McCartney is also just a regular grandfather – and that is the experience he... Read more »

Francisco Toledo, artist and activist who injected life into Mexican traditions, dead at 79

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Francisco Toledo, who shook up the 1960s Mexican art scene with his fresh approach to painting, sculpting, printing, tapestry weaving and preserving the cultural heritage... Read more »

Saudi women directors bring empowerment message to Venice

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Female Saudi Arabian directors Haifaa Al-Mansour and Shahad Ameen brought a message to the Venice Film Festival along with their movies: Women must be seen... Read more »

Portuguese drama ‘A Herdade’ chronicles one landowner’s tale amid change

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – A landowner must learn to adapt to changes sweeping his country in Portuguese film “A Herdade” (The Domain), a nearly-three hour long drama about a... Read more »

‘ZeroZeroZero’ takes bleak look at cocaine trade in Saviano book adaptation

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Ranging from Mexico to Italy, new television series “ZeroZeroZero” looks at the violent and dangerous world of cocaine trafficking, in a fictionalized adaptation of Italian... Read more »

Accused drug dealer charged with supplying fatal dose of fentanyl to Mac Miller

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Los Angeles man who prosecutors say supplied counterfeit oxycodone laced with fentanyl to rapper Mac Miller two days before his death from an accidental... Read more »

Panama Papers revisited in Soderbergh’s star-studded ‘The Laundromat’

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – A holiday tragedy sends Oscar winner Meryl Streep on a puzzling probe of ambiguous financial dealings in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Laundromat”, a drama based on... Read more »

Filmmaker Yonfan sends Hong Kong a love letter in ‘No. 7 Cherry Lane’

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Chinese filmmaker Yonfan says his animation “No. 7 Cherry Lane” is his love letter to Hong Kong, in which he tells a tale of romance... Read more »

‘Blessed’ Julie Andrews gets lifetime achievement award in Venice

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Julie Andrews, the star of much-loved movies “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music”, said on Monday she was “blessed” to have had a long,... Read more »