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Disenchanted: Disney attempts to break stereotypes of motherhood only to reinforce them

Nov 23, 2022 05:09 am UTC| Entertainment

Mothers in fairy tales have a way of being absent, typically through untimely deaths (think Cinderella, Snow White or Beauty and the Beast) or thanks to storylines that position them as background characters. Disneys...

Banksy in Ukraine: how his defiant new works offer hope

Nov 23, 2022 05:06 am UTC| Entertainment

Art, in all its forms, has always been a powerful means of representing, resisting and remembering war. And the Russo-Ukrainian War is no different, with artists responding powerfully to Russian aggression through an...

Hallyu! The Korean Wave at the V&A is an unflinching look at the country's creative rise

Oct 31, 2022 08:42 am UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

The Hallyu! exhibition at Londons Victoria and Albert Museum offers an insight into everything the Korean Wave has offered up over the past 25 years, fulfilling its promise to showcase Korean creativity at its...

'The Witcher' season 4: Netflix renews series without Henry Cavill, as Liam Hemsworth takes on main protagonist role

Oct 31, 2022 07:08 am UTC| Technology Entertainment

News related to the The Witcher franchise has been quite abundant in the past few days. Netflix confirmed that its live-action adaptation has been renewed for a fourth season with a major casting change. Henry Cavill,...

HBO's 'House of the Dragon' was inspired by a real medieval dynastic struggle over a female ruler

Oct 21, 2022 06:20 am UTC| Entertainment

In three decades of teaching medieval European history, Ive noticed my students are especially curious about the intersection of the stories told in class and the depictions of the Middle Ages they see in movies and...

'They're making money off tragedy' – Netflix's Dahmer series shows the dangers of fictionalising real horrors

Oct 11, 2022 04:29 am UTC| Entertainment

Netflixs recent series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has stirred controversy over its apparent glamorisation of a serial killer and perceived insensitivity towards the families of Dahmers victims. In contrast to...

Bollywood film 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' paints an ambivalent picture of sex workers' rights

Sep 20, 2022 06:19 am UTC| Entertainment

Earlier this year, the Bollywood film Gangubai Kathiawadi grabbed headlines for its bold portrayal of sex work in India. The film, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, has been widely viewed on Netflix and...

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Economy

Woowa Brothers commence robot food delivery service in Gangnam mall

Woowa Brothers Corp. launched its food delivery robot and began door-to-door delivery service at a shopping mall in Gangnam. The machine is capable of making deliveries in a 55-story Trade Tower and COEX mall shopping...

Burger King, Popeyes to expand in Europe via RBI and McWin’s partnership deal

Burger King and Popeyes restaurant brands are set for expansion in Eastern Europe after their owner, Restaurant Brands International, and McWin private investment fund signed a deal for it. McWin and RBIs agreement is...

Livspace launches 3 experience centers in Singapore

Livspace has launched three new experience centers in Singapore as part of its expansion in Southeast Asia. The three centers of the omnichannel home interior and renovation platform are located in Suntec City,...

HSBC sells Canadian business to the Royal Bank of Canada for $10B

HSBC Holdings Plc confirmed on Tuesday, Nov. 29, that it has sold its business in Canada to the Royal Bank of Canada for $10 billion or $13.5 billion in Canadian dollars. It will be paid in cash thus a dividend or bumper...

CJ CheilJedang exporting its plant-based PlanTable brand to 30 countries after selling 3 million products shortly after launch

CJ CheilJedang sold three million units of its plant-based PlanTable in just 10 months after it was first introduced. Now the company is bringing this brand to 30 markets worldwide through export. CJ CheilJedang...

Politics

UN women's rights body to decide on Iran's potential removal on December 14

A push led by the United States to remove Iran from the United Nations womens rights body is set to be decided on in a matter of weeks. The potential decision follows Washingtons push to have Iran removed from the body as...

UK PM Sunak says China a 'systemic challenge' to interests

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that China posed a challenge to the United Kingdoms interests in his first remarks on his governments foreign policy. Sunak also condemned the beating of a BBC journalist who was in...

South Korea: Yoon warns of unprecedented joint response to North Korea nuclear test

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol warned that there would be an unprecedented response should North Korea move ahead with its nuclear test. Yoon also called on China to dissuade North Korea from making such a...

UK foreign affairs committee visits Taiwan

A British parliamentary committee is set to visit Taiwan this week in an effort to look into a shift in the countrys foreign policy surrounding the Indo-Pacific region. The panel will be meeting with Taiwanese President...

Science

S. Korean scientists detect antibiotic material in spider venom using AI

South Korean scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based peptide detection model that can predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides antibiotic for hay bacillus, colon bacillus, staphylococcus...

Scientists test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

An experimental vaccine was found to potentially open a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a US study. In initial tests in mice and ferrets, the two-dos vaccine...

Unilever explores the use of “cow-free” ingredients for ice creams

Unilever has begun looking at utilizing precision fermentation technology to create cow-free dairy products or use them within its ice cream portfolio A spokesperson for Unilever said that the companys RD team is in...

S. Korean researchers develop wearable OLED that can cure jaundice in infants

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with a 470-nanometer (nm) wavelength that can cure jaundice in...

It was the first time scientists confirmed that nitrous oxide increases if nitrogenous fertilizers are used excessively for rice farming.

The excessive use of nitrogenous fertilizers for rice farming results in a sharp increase in the emission of nitrous oxide, the major greenhouse gas contributor, according to study by the Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Research ...

Technology

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard merger gets unconditional approval in Serbia, concessions ‘likely’ to be offered to EU regulators

Microsoft is still facing immense scrutiny from regulators in most countries where it needs to gain approval for its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard for nearly $69 billion. But the company has reportedly gained...

NEC to build ¥33 billion global innovation hub near Tokyo

NEC Corporation will be constructing a 12-story global base for innovation with a floor area of roughly 50,000 square meters near Tokyo in March 2023 at around 33 billion. The provisionally named NEC Innovation...

Twitter is rolling out Blue, Gold, and Grey verification plans after suspending Twitter Blue

Twitter announced it may debut its new verification plans soon. Based on the account type, Elon Musk said they would roll out the blue, gold, and gray badges for platform users. The Twitter chief executive officer said...

CD Projekt considers more TV series adaptations following ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ success

Many video game fans might agree that Cyberpunk 2077 has already had its redemption, especially after its latest major update that coincided with the release of the Netflix anime adaptation Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Now,...
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