Europe

Cannes Film Festival: Gender equality in the spotlight

Discussions on redressing this imbalance in the film industry has been dominating the event this year.

Europe

Iran, Russia prevent directors from attending Cannes

Jafar Panahi hasn’t been able to leave Iran since 2010, and Kirill Serebrennikov was arrested by the Russian government before the festival.

US & Canada

American writer Tom Wolfe dies aged 88

Wolfe was one of the pioneers of a new style of journalism known as ‘the new journalism’.

Arts & Culture

Remembering Lempicka 'the Baroness with a Brush'

Described as a The Baroness with a Brush, the artist is hailed for her distinctive Art Deco style.

Tamara de Lempicka: Why Google honours her today

Europe

Cannes Film Festival: Lack of funds hurts independent film

Cannes champions art house cinema, films made outside the studio system, but independent films are struggling to find financing.

US & Canada

US: Emerging artists showcase their work at Fridge Art Fair in NY

A quirky art fair in a Brooklyn boutique hotel gives emerging artists and art lovers on a limited budget a chance to meet.

Middle East

Rock star Serj Tankian on Armenia's Velvet Revolution

Armenian-American rock star speaks to Al Jazeera about the peaceful revolt that brought about the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan.

Witness

Japan's Tattoo Outlaws

A landmark legal battle over the future of tattooing erupts in Japan after police crack down on tattoo artists in Osaka.

Europe

Greek and Turkish Cypriots unite for peace, and singing

For 21 years, the Bi-Communal Choir for Peace has defied threats, insults and bans to promote unity and reconciliation.

Bridging the divide: Cyprus choir spreads message of peace

Voices

From life-threatening refugee boats to canal cruises in Amsterdam

A Dutch artist rescued migrant ships in Lampedusa, turned them into canal boats and employed refugees to run tours.

From life-threatening refugee boats to canal cruises in Amsterdam

US & Canada

New York: Sense exhibition challenges designers

Seeking to create a unique and inclusive experience, one museum is featuring an exhibition intended to engage all five of its visitors' senses.

REWIND

Mo and Me: African Image-maker Extraordinaire

Rewind looks back at the life of Mohamed Amin, photographer and cameraman who helped inspire Live Aid.

Middle East

Gaza love story: When Hadeel met Mo'ath

How two volunteer medics met and fell in love while treating injured Palestinians during the weekly protests along Israel's fence with Gaza.

Europe

Cannes Film Festival kicks off with focus on gender equality

This year's festival is the first to be held since the entertainment industry became engulfed in a sexual harassment scandal.

Voices

Nigeria fashion finds a market at home and abroad

Young clothing designers are taking the West African nation by storm as clients near and far seek out their styles.

Nigeria fashion finds a market at home and abroad