Prix Goncourt, the most prestigious literary award in the world of French culture, has been given to Eric Vuillard for his novel The Agenda (original title L'ordre du jour), AFP reports the announcement of the jury chaired by Bernard Pivot.
This year marks the centenary of the October Revolution. Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the Soviet Union, endured revolutions, civil war, famine, dictatorship and Nazi invasion.
Time may be fleeting, but Bulgarians of the National Revival period found a way to at least partially preserve it - by building clock towers. To this day, these cultural monuments can be seen in many Bulgarian cities, a reminder of a long-lost era full of passion and enthusiasm.
Zeng Fanzhi is perhaps one of China's best-known painters. He is also one of its savvy interlocutors and most knowledgeable connoisseurs. Now, Zeng is offering a unique twist on one of the art world's most recognisable figures by recreating Van Gogh's self-portraits in a series of striking new paintings that can be viewed in Amsterdam until 25 February 2018.
In the past decade there has been this overwhelming sense that time is getting more condensed and starting to pass at an accelerated pace. Tragedy in society, in the collective consciousness is constantly accumulating, the feeling of confusion is growing more and more.