Canadian novelist and poet Robert Kroetsch has died in a car accident near Drumheller, Alta. He was 83.
A toxicology report shows that Jackass star Ryan Dunn had a blood-alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit for drivers in Pennsylvania when he and a passenger died in a fiery one-car crash this week.
A Dutch group torched the cover of Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes in Amsterdam on Wednesday, as a protest against the title.
The BBC World Service is to receive an extra £2.2 million ($3.5 million) annually from the British government so it can maintain its Arabic service.
Renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei was released on bail Wednesday after confessing to tax evasion following more than three months in detention, official Chinese media are reporting.
George Clooney’s new film The Ides of March will open this year’s Venice Film Festival, organizers announced Wednesday.
An Israeli woman in St. John’s has pleaded guilty to selling copies of art that she claimed were originals works.
A Pablo Picasso painting given to the University of Sydney by an anonymous American donor has sold at a London auction for £13.5 million ($21.3 million), school officials say.
The ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS franchise returns for a third outing with this 20th Century Fox production, the first in the series to be presented in 3D.