Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Snapshots of history—Golam Mustafa meets Manzoor Alam Beg

Modhurimay Alap (Swapno ‘71, 2023) transcribes two days of conversations with the late Golam Mustafa, first Director of Photography of Bangladesh Television.

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Naeem Mohaiemen discusses ‘Midnight’s Third Child’ at ULAB and Bengal Institute

Naeem Mohaiemen called the book and its selections, which comprise fairly short essays and editorials on contemporary matters, “an argument for somehow recording all that seems ephemeral, so we can then look back and trace what was happening.”

1w ago

Poluck's 'Kabitanjali' released on Rabindra Jayanti

On the the occasion of Rabindra Jayanti 'Saregama Bengali' has released a collection of six timeless poems from Rabindranath Tagore.

2w ago

There’s a new book out soon. Is it by Taylor Swift or BTS?

The guessing game began a few days ago, when an anonymous, untitled book scheduled for July 9, “4C Untitled Flatiron Nonfiction Summer 2023”, had Taylor Swift fans so convinced she had written a memoir that they made it a bestseller.

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Billboard removed from Ayub Bachchu's Rupali Guitar sculpture

After much criticism, authorities of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) have removed a billboard from the Rupali Guitar sculpture premises at Prabartak Mor in the port city

Literature showcases a different side to the Korean Wave

The books coming out of Korea are brutal in how they push the audience right back into the bleakness of reality

‘The Hunger Games’ and the danger of desensitisation to violence

In making the Hunger Games unglamorous, Suzanne Collins challenges the audience to reflect on how they view violence in entertainment

How you too can nearly, almost, probably become a Jedi Knight

At its core, 'Star Wars' is a classic tale of underdogs taking on a powerful enemy; it's a story of hope and perseverance, of standing up for what's right even when the odds are against you.

My first foray into fiction with Feluda

Growing up, I never analysed what drew me to the Feluda novels. It is only now that I marvel at how Feluda remained the fiction novel read at leisure by a self-proclaimed Bookworm such as myself for so long in my childhood.

Nadeem Zaman’s ‘The Inheritors’ to be produced for the screen by Sharbari Zohra Ahmed

Quantico writer Sharbari Zohra Ahmed will produce Nadeem Zaman's Gatsby-inspired novel set in Dhaka.

Artist Harry Belafonte dies at 96

Harry Belafonte, a singer, songwriter and groundbreaking actor who started his entertainment career belting “Day O” in his 1950s hit song “Banana Boat” before turning to political activism, has died at the age of 96..Belafonte died of congestive heart failure at his home in New York on T

The emergence of Azam Khan, a true icon

Today marks the 10th death anniversary of the legendary Azam Khan, the pioneer of rock music in Bangladesh. With a discography of more than 20 albums, he was a constant advocate for peace and freedom, throughout his life. Azam Khan changed the course of our cultural history through his unconventional approach to music, his iconic style, and powerful and impactful lyrics.

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‘O mon Ramjan er ei rojar sheshe elo khushir Eid’: On Nazrul and his ode to Eid

Written almost a century ago, Nazrul’s song till today adheres to the cultural conscience of Bengali Muslim society.

Exhibition on 1971 genocide being held at UN headquarters

For the first time in history, an exhibition displaying images and stories of the 1971 genocide started at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for three days.

Of ‘BONOBIBI’ and music as a form of storytelling

The verses remind us that a withering, war-torn Earth can still birth new life and hopes of freedom.

Joy Bangla Concert starts with a minute of silence for Gulistan blast victims

A minute's silence was observed at the Joy Bangla Concert 2023 in Dhaka's Army Stadium today to pay homage to the victims of the yesterday's blast in a building in Dhaka's Gulistan

‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ adaptation hits all the right notes

The streaming adaptation retains the flash-forward tell-all interview framing device through an on-screen documentary.

Lalon festival in Kushtia from tomorrow

A three-day Lalon memorial festival will begin at Lalon's Shrine in Chheuria under Kumarkhali upazila in Kushtia tomorrow

Registration opens for Joy Bangla Concert

Registration for Joy Bangla Concert has kicked off, with an overwhelming rush among young music lovers to avail the opportunity to enjoy one of the biggest live music events in the country

Kurigram’s Bhawaiya Bhaskar’s biography taught in Indian university

Barma told The Daily Star that he is a folk music artist listed by Bangladesh Radio and Bangladesh Television. He has sung more than a thousand Bhawaiya songs on radio and television.