|THERE are millions of political
activists, volunteers, organizers
and would-be officeholders.
There are hundreds of thousands
of elected officials. Yet
somehow, out of all this multitude, the
Republican Party has been ...
|IF you want to understand how
great teachers transform lives,
listen to the story of Olly Neal.A
recent study showed how a great
elementary school teacher can
raise the lifetime earnings of a single
class by $700,000. After I wrote
about the study, skeptics of school.
The Artist wins over
producers on way to Oscars!
T HE Artist continued its love
affair with American cinema
after winning best-produced
film on Saturday at the
Producers Guild Awards
(PGA), boosting its chances for an Oscar nod
ahead of the Academy Award nominations
The silent black ...
DOTTING HIS ´I´ |
|THANKS to the Gagosian art empire, a ludicrous number of
paintings by Damien Hirst are on display right now: 331 of
Hirst´s implacably cheerful "spot" abstractions are spread
among Gagosian´s 11 galleries in eight cities on three continents.
The good news, of course, is that they´re not all in
one place. And none involve dead animals, maggots,
encrusted diamonds or vats of formaldehyde. They´re mostly just grids
of repeating, neatly made circles, each a different colour.
In New York, where 115 of the 331 are on view in the three Gagosian
galleries in the city, the quality of the art – and the experience of it –
Parts of Hirst New York are ...
|Actor grabs attention
behind the camera |
|HOLLYWOOD comes to
Sundance to discover new
Tarantino, Michael Moore,
Bryan Singer and Darren Aronofsky
all got noticed for the first time (more
or less) at the festival.
Who knows if Mark Webber, 31,
has a directing career ahead of him or
not. At the moment he has the most
heat as an actor, appearing in studio
films like Scott Pilgrim vs the World
and three movies playing at this
year´s Sundance. But one of those,
The End of Love, marks his second
attempt at directing, and it´s an
The End of Love is about a young
father (Webber) who unravels after
the mother of his son dies and he
becomes the 2-year-old boy´s sole
|Vidya, Ranbir win top
honours at Zee awards |
|MACAU was brightly lit up with all the
Bollywood glitterati who had converged on
the beautiful island over the weekend for
the Zee Cine Awards night which was held
Ranbir Kapoor´s performance in Rockstar managed to
earn him the Best Actor (Popular) award. Meanwhile,
Shah Rukh Khan won the Best Actor (Jury) award for
Vidya´s universally applauded performance in this
year´s The Dirty Picture, garnered her the Best Actress
award in both categories (Jury & Popular).
Best Film (Popular) went to Rockstar and Best Film
(Jury) went to The Dirty Picture.
AR Rahman was honoured with the Best Music Award
The Bollywood ...