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Arts & Entertainment

Former gang leader charged with Tupac Shakur's 1996 murder

A former gang leader was charged Friday with the 1996 murder of rap legend Tupac Shakur, whose shooting death rocked the music world and exposed the violent underbelly of the popular gangsta rap genre

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Khilgaon street named in honour of Fakir Alamgir

The enduring memory of the legendary folk singer Fakir Alamgir will now be etched forever in the very streets he called home. Today, on the second death anniversary of this eminent musician, Road No 6 of Chowdhurypara in Khilgaon has officially inaugurated as "Fakir Alamgir Road" in presence of Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor, Md Atiqul Islam. 

'No intention to insult': BTS star RM addresses 'Bad Religion' controversy

Yesterday, BTS leader RM went live on Weverse to explain his stance on the "Bad Religion" controversy. Earlier this month, the popular rapper shared Frank Ocean's song, "Bad Religion", on his Instagram Stories. 

A K Rahul bids farewell to band Trainwreck after 11 Years

Guitarist, drummer, and music composer A K Rahul has officially said goodbye to the band, Trainwreck after an incredible 11-year musical journey. Rahul took to Facebook to share this significant decision with his fans and followers.

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The comfort of rereading old books

I often feel overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of new books that I still want to read—so many stories, so little time—and understand that this is an ambition that rereading can only delay.

Bangladeshi singer Shwapnil Shojib awarded ‘Best Rabindra Sangeet Artiste’ at Ananda Mela LA

With a deep understanding of Rabindranath's message, Shwapnil's melodious voice has managed to spread the charm of Rabindra Sangeet, not only in the hearts of Bangladeshi music lovers, but also to fans around the world.

Riverdale can be anytime, anywhere

Sweet, colourful, and funny, Archie comics were one of the only graphic narratives available for people who weren’t interested in superheroes and really gritty, edgy comics like Batman.

World Music Day / Scrounging revelations out of music

I don't remember at what point in life I learned to recognize the fallacy behind the not-like-other-girls phenomenon and discarded it for an all-encompassing love for female friendship and solidarity, in acceptance of femininity in all its forms. But I do know that Taylor Swift played a significant role in it.

‘Salman Shah was way ahead of his time’

Salman Shah was not only a beloved actor, but also a style icon. Today is the 27th death anniversary of the superstar. He passed away on September 6, 1996, leaving behind legions of fans. In his brief acting career, he starred in 27 films, most of which were blockbuster hits. Popular leading ladies of the current Bangladeshi film industry spoke to The Daily Star about films of Salman Shah they would have liked to star in.

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Irish singer Sinead O'Connor dies aged 56

Irish pop singer Sinead O'Connor, who shot to worldwide fame in the 1990s, has died at the age of 56

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.

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

Reimagining the magic for HBO Max's Harry Potter remake

Why don’t we imagine a cast that could illuminate the characters and make us happy? 

‘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.

Indian celebrities, politicians lose Twitter blue ticks

Twitter has removed verified blue ticks from the accounts of a host of Indian celebrities and politicians ranging from Bollywood megastars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.