The long-distance call came about 8pm while Eleanor Catton was cooking dinner. “Everything is about to change, your life is about to change,” the voice from England said
Another prestigious honour at the Cannes Film Festival has added further weight to Jane Campion’s legendary status in cinema. But the fact there aren’t more female directors at the top still irks the Australian-based, New Zealand-born film maker.
Justin Bieber was greeted by a flood of boos when he arrived two hours late to his concert at London’s O2 Arena. The 19-year-old pop star was egregiously tardy to his first of four shows at the prestigious venue Monday night (local time).
In 1998, Andrew Wakefield, a gastroenterologist at London’s Royal Free Hospital, published a study in the prestigious medical journal Lancet that linked the triple Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine with autism and bowel disorders in children. The study and Wakefield’s subsequent public statements that parents should refuse the vaccines sparked a public health panic that led vaccination rates in Britain to plunge.
An infant falls to his death from a second-story window while his parents are making love. The mother (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is consumed with grief and guilt
No sooner had the Nobel Peace Prize been awarded to Barack Obama than countless observers around the globe were shaking their head in puzzlement or dismay. Sure, there was the Committee’s official line, praising Obama’s “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” But that really didn’t shed much light on why the Oslo-based committee had bestowed the prestigious honor on a President who has been in office for less than a year
Some of the heaviest hitters in the world of motorsports were coming together Friday in London a bid to steer Formula One out of what is fast becoming a crisis. Max Mosley, president of the FIA, the International Automobile Federation, will be confronted at the meeting by the heads of Ferrari, Red Bull, Renault, Torro Rosso and Toyota. The teams have threatened to pull out of the sport if the FIA introduces sweeping budget cuts as planned next year
Rafael Nadal beat Andy Murray in straight sets to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters where he will play Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on Sunday. Nadal will be bidding for his fifth straight title in the principality but was made to work for his 6-2 7-6 victory by Scot Murray who once again showed his growing adaptability to clay.