Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Snapshots of history—Golam Mustafa meets Manzoor Alam Beg

Modhurimay Alap (Swapno ‘71, 2023) transcribes two days of conversations with the late Golam Mustafa, first Director of Photography of Bangladesh Television.

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Naeem Mohaiemen discusses ‘Midnight’s Third Child’ at ULAB and Bengal Institute

Naeem Mohaiemen called the book and its selections, which comprise fairly short essays and editorials on contemporary matters, “an argument for somehow recording all that seems ephemeral, so we can then look back and trace what was happening.”

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Poluck's 'Kabitanjali' released on Rabindra Jayanti

On the the occasion of Rabindra Jayanti 'Saregama Bengali' has released a collection of six timeless poems from Rabindranath Tagore.

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There’s a new book out soon. Is it by Taylor Swift or BTS?

The guessing game began a few days ago, when an anonymous, untitled book scheduled for July 9, “4C Untitled Flatiron Nonfiction Summer 2023”, had Taylor Swift fans so convinced she had written a memoir that they made it a bestseller.

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Billboard removed from Ayub Bachchu's Rupali Guitar sculpture

After much criticism, authorities of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) have removed a billboard from the Rupali Guitar sculpture premises at Prabartak Mor in the port city

Literature showcases a different side to the Korean Wave

The books coming out of Korea are brutal in how they push the audience right back into the bleakness of reality

‘The Hunger Games’ and the danger of desensitisation to violence

In making the Hunger Games unglamorous, Suzanne Collins challenges the audience to reflect on how they view violence in entertainment

How you too can nearly, almost, probably become a Jedi Knight

At its core, 'Star Wars' is a classic tale of underdogs taking on a powerful enemy; it's a story of hope and perseverance, of standing up for what's right even when the odds are against you.

My first foray into fiction with Feluda

Growing up, I never analysed what drew me to the Feluda novels. It is only now that I marvel at how Feluda remained the fiction novel read at leisure by a self-proclaimed Bookworm such as myself for so long in my childhood.

Nadeem Zaman’s ‘The Inheritors’ to be produced for the screen by Sharbari Zohra Ahmed

Quantico writer Sharbari Zohra Ahmed will produce Nadeem Zaman's Gatsby-inspired novel set in Dhaka.

Artist Harry Belafonte dies at 96

Harry Belafonte, a singer, songwriter and groundbreaking actor who started his entertainment career belting “Day O” in his 1950s hit song “Banana Boat” before turning to political activism, has died at the age of 96..Belafonte died of congestive heart failure at his home in New York on T

4th gen girl groups are making waves in K-pop

Of all the groups that have debuted in the generation, there’s no doubt that girl groups are the ones who have consistently been reaching new levels of success.

‘Eken Babu’ writer Sujan Dasgupta found dead under mysterious circumstances

He was reportedly found lying on the floor of his bedroom, according to the police. 

The White Lotus: Unbridled chaos in lush paradise

It’s all you need to escape this freezing winter.

Bangladeshi artist becomes part of Guinness World Record in Dubai

On the occasion of United Arab Emirates' 51st National Day, the Ehtifal Al Emirates Art Training Workshop was organised by ArtCrafts—with artists from over 65 countries participating—in Abu Dhabi.

Why we love Michael Schur romances

Michael Schur is the producer, director, and writer of many amazing sitcoms of the 21st century.

Dhaka Lit Fest 2023: Kishwar Chowdhury to open a restaurant soon

"I started my journey with a simple dream of writing a book for my children", she shared at the talk. 

Not everything is meant to be a miniseries

A show that only focuses on the plot can be a nice change of pace as it can focus wholly on storytelling, but how well is this really working out?

10 shot during filming of rapper French Montana's music video in Miami

At least 10 people were injured in a shooting outside Miami during the filming of a music video by Moroccan-American rapper French Montana, police and US media said Friday.

The top romances that had everyone's attention in 2022

2022 has shown us all is fair and expected in love and war.

'The VIP passes are a form of sponsorship', Dhaka Lit Fest says

Those who are paying for the BDT 10,000 tickets are allowing us to keep the student and general ticket prices at an affordable rate”, said Kazi Anis Ahmed.