| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:18 PM
"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," the 2012 feature documentary about the outspoken Chinese artist, will air on PBS Monday night as part of the Independent Lens series. In Southern California, the movie is scheduled to air on PBS SoCal (KOCE) at 10 p.m.
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In November, Elton John angered Chinese officials when he dedicated a Beijing concert to Ai Weiwei. The outspoken artist, whose online activism has gotten him into trouble with police numerous times, has apparently returned the favor by creating an online...
| Jan 27, 2013
Beijing has some seriously bad air. How bad? On a scale of 1 to 500, the United States Environmental Protection Agency says anything over 100 is unhealthy and anything above 400 is an emergency. Recently, the pollution index for Beijing hit 755. For...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:30 AM
BEIJING — As the world's top collectors, gallerists and dealers converged in Hong Kong a week ago for Art Basel, the city's inaugural edition of one of the world's premier art shows, a very different kind of art venture was launching in the...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Not surprisingly, Ai Weiwei's new music video features wall-to-wall profanity and an aggressive anger aimed at China's ruling Communist party.
The celebrated Chinese artist has released a new heavy-metal music video about the 81 days he spent in...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:35 PM
First the Bard on iPad and now an all-digital symphony? In an ad for a European bank, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra played "Carmen" entirely on smartphones and tablets.
The 2 1/2-minute spot shows Czech conductor Libor Pesek stepping up to the...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The world’s largest Lego model, an X-wing starfighter, has landed in Times Square with enough cockpit space for Luke Skywalker.
The life-size model weighs 46,000 pounds and spans 43 feet from tip to tale, which is about the size of the ship...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Alison Klayman was waiting in Ai Weiwei's Beijing office looking at his architectural proofs, posters and sculptures, when the man in question entered.
"Immediately all the attention was focused on Weiwei," Klayman, 28, said of her Dec. 2008 encounter....
| Apr 22, 2013
| 7:12 AM
There have been a number of stage plays devoted to the lives of visual artists -- Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Mark Rothko have all received the grand theatrical treatment. But Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is unlike the others in that he is a bonafide...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Two new documentaries about two iconoclastic artists -- Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramović -- will be gracing U.S. screens both big and small this summer. Both movies ran at the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival earlier this year....
| Jun 17, 2012
| 4:37 AM
The Shanghai International Film Festival kicked off Saturday night by honoring a native-son turned Hollywood producer, Mike Medavoy....
| Sep 18, 2012
| 3:53 AM
BEIJING -- Wang Lijun, the Chinese police chief who touched off a far-reaching political scandal in February when he sought refuge at a U.S. consulate, stood trial Tuesday on charges of bribe-taking and “bending the law for selfish ends.”...