LIFESTYLE

‘Beauty is needed for your soul,’ Saudi artist Nasser Almulhim says

DUBAI: The emerging Saudi artist Nasser Almulhim is an open book. A little over 10 minutes into our interview, Almulhim, speaking from his studio in Riyadh, admits to dealing with mental health issues, particularly depression. He copes, he says, by deep breathing, praying, walking barefoot on the grass, and getting in touch with his spiritual

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Review: ‘Norah’ makes Cannes history with its delicate handling of a Saudi story

DUBAI: Saudi film “Norah,” starring actress Maria Bahrawi, this week received the Special Mention accolade, which recognizes films for outstanding achievements, at the 77th Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard awards. The cast and crew, accompanied by director Tawfik Al-Zaidi, stepped onto the stage to accept the accolade in front of a full house. The

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India’s ‘King of Bollywood’ is ‘doing well’ after heatstroke hospitalization

MUMBAI — Shah Rukh Khan’s manager has said India’s “King of Bollywood” is recovering well after reports he was hospitalized with heatstroke, as parts of the country swelter during a weeks-long general election. The 58-year-old superstar was admitted for treatment on Wednesday in the city of Ahmedabad in western Gujarat state, police told local reporters.

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Saudi film ‘Norah’ makes history with Cannes Film Festival screening

DHAHRAN: When William “Wink” Winkler of Samford University landed in Saudi Arabia earlier this month for the 10th edition of the Saudi Film Festival, held in Dhahran, he felt he had discovered a new frontier in cinema and technology. At the invitation of the American Chamber of Commerce and US Consulate in Dhahran, the instructor

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British directors resign as patrons of London cinema over Israeli film screening

DHAHRAN: When William “Wink” Winkler of Samford University landed in Saudi Arabia earlier this month for the 10th edition of the Saudi Film Festival, held in Dhahran, he felt he had discovered a new frontier in cinema and technology. At the invitation of the American Chamber of Commerce and US Consulate in Dhahran, the instructor

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Book Review: ‘The Undiscovered Self’ by Carl Jung

Author: Sultan Ayaz “Crossing Thoughts” is a fantasy novel in English by Saudi author Sultan Ayaz, published in 2017. Ayaz’s novel is about humans defending their homeland against demon oppression. It is about the eternal fight between humanity and demons, and the person who stands between them. The story begins with Drake, a child who

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How AI may push the boundaries of creativity in Saudi film industry

DHAHRAN: When William “Wink” Winkler of Samford University landed in Saudi Arabia earlier this month for the 10th edition of the Saudi Film Festival, held in Dhahran, he felt he had discovered a new frontier in cinema and technology. At the invitation of the American Chamber of Commerce and US Consulate in Dhahran, the instructor

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Court forces Angelina Jolie to release non-disclosure agreements

LOS ANGELES — Angelina Jolie must produce eight years’ worth of non-disclosure agreements, a court has ordered, as part of her legal battle with ex-husband Brad Pitt over their French winery. Judge Lia Martin ruled that the Academy Award-winning actor has to provide all the NDAs related to her ownership of Château Miraval, a winery

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‘Bridgerton’ star Nicola Coughlan ‘hyper-aware of what’s happening in Rafah’

RIYADH: Located on the private Ummahat Island, which can only be accessed by chartered boat or seaplane, The St. Regis Red Sea Resort is quickly making a name for itself as something of a celebrity magnet.   It’s easy to see why Saudi Arabia’s football elite vacationed here this spring — with 90 overwater and beachfront

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