Tencent-funded Original Force Animation wants to make movies not just for Chinese audiences, but for global audiences, CEO Harley Zhao tells Richard Verrier.
Hyo So is one of a growing number of retired people who are picking up their rucksacks, travelling to exotic places and making new friends.
Los Angeles rockers rewrote the book on rock excess, writes Josh Rottenberg.
In the six years since Health's last formal album, music's avant-garde has discovered the virtues of top 40 pop and hip hop, writes August Brown.
A host of adaptations of big-selling fiction and non-fiction books is heading our way.
When one of its stars was arrested on drugs charges in Beijing, it seemed like China's biggest-grossing film yet might never see the light of day.
American - a regular in Hong Kong at Dragon-i and Volar - is under no illusions about the fleeting nature of fame, as he works on albums with Justin Bieber and Madonna.
The speed with which star of Anaconda video was attacked - among others by Taylor Swift, who later apologised - for saying she felt snubbed by award nominations was proof she had a point about black women rarely being rewarded for their contributions to pop culture.
Victor Hussenot's beautiful, ethereal book is about city walking, city haunting, all the ways the metropolis can get beneath our skin. There's no story per se - just a series of riffs.
"We've got a lot more to give" than just electronic dance music, Guy Lawrence says
Terry Riley turned 80 on June 24 and, not unexpectedly, the honours for the mastermind of musical minimalism have been hardly minimal. London, Amsterdam and Paris have been taking particular note of the milestone, and a New York radio station offered a 24-hour Riley marathon as a salute.
After nearly 30 years of flying under the radar, The Mekons have earned their role as the godfathers of alt-country.
MP3 technology enabled wholesale piracy of songs and, as Steven Poole explains, brought the music industry to its knees.
The Killers' singer-songwriter Brandon Flowers has deliveredhis best solo work yet with his new album.
A documentary of soul singer Amy Winehouse is more than your average portrait of a star's rise and fall.
From its humble American beginnings as house music in Chicago, techno in Detroit and rave music in England, the genre now known as electronic dance music (EDM) has become a billion-dollar business.
A web concert from the rooftop of LA's Capitol Records has lifted rock duo Best Coast to a higher plane.
Mumford & Sons have changed direction with their third album, but are confident their fans will still support them.
Riot grrrl torchbearers Sleater-Kinney have regrouped, and they've still got plenty to say.
In his directorial debut, Alex Garland has crafted a sci-fi drama that is powered by human emotion.
The seventh Fast & Furious film is a tribute to late actor Paul Walker and also proof of the franchise's box-office standing.
Filled with barbs at former friends and verse-long defences of his culpability in a recent break-up, Earl's portrait of the artist as a young man reads as a kind of poetically executed tirade.
Greenland has tried his hand at just about every form of writing except poetry.
Hip-hop star Method Man has put his music career on hold in favour of Hollywood.
Pop artists have always built on sounds from the past, but should that be seen as theft? Randall Roberts finds out
As Jamie Cullum veers back to jazz, he's part of a wider trend of artists exploring the genre's material in new ways.