| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Afaa Michael Weaver, a Baltimore native who spent 15 years as a factory worker, has won one the country's most lucrative poetry prizes.
Weaver, a professor at Simmons College in Boston, received the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his most...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Translating a book is arduous and notoriously low-paid work. It's a labor of love for most. With a few blockbuster exceptions (think Gabriel García Márquez or Haruki Murakami) publishers don't make much, if any money from the translated titles they offer....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:09 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Hundreds of protesters in Taiwan ended a nearly monthlong blockade of parliament Thursday, giving leaders a fragile reprieve to finish a disputed trade pact with China, the island’s longtime political foe and biggest economic...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BEIJING -- John Woo's upcoming epic "The Crossing" is to be presented in stereoscopic 3D.
The decision to convert to 3D, along with its star cast that includes Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming and Tong Dawei almost guarantees the pic will be...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo shrine at the center of a bitter international row over Japan's wartime aggression.
Bieber, 20, posted a...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The largest tech IPO of the year will come from a company that many Americans have never heard of.
Alibaba -- a Chinese e-commerce behemoth that produces more sales and net income than Amazon and EBay combined -- has decided to go public in the U.S....
| Apr 20, 2014
— The rules of business in Bogota in the 1990s reached far beyond balance sheets and profit margins.
If you could afford an armored car, you bought one. If you had the means to move your family to Miami, you did. On weekend trips, you either...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Berlin-based M-Appeal World Sales has picked up Dutch coming-of-age drama "Summer," and closed a further sale on Mischa Kamp's "Boys."
"Summer," directed by Colette Bothof, centers on 16-year-old Anne (Sigrid ten Napel), who feels like an...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:30 AM
HONG KONG - EQT, a Swedish-owned private equity group with substantial media investments, is proposing to sell its controlling stake in Taiwanese pay-TV group Gala TV.
GTV operates four pay-channels which are carried by the majority of Taiwan's cable...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Most museum exhibitions try to give answers, but an unusual Chinese antiquities show the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana has announced as its big fall attraction will focus on 3,000-year-old artifacts in bronze, gold and jade that mainly have produced...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
PARIS- Bac Films has locked key Asian deals on Paolo Virzi's Italian B.O. hit "Human Capital" ("Il capital Umano") at Hong Kong's Filmart.
Bac Films' sales manager Clementine Hugot, who was on hand to shop "Human Capital" at the market, inked deals...