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  • Tedium and fireworks: Khaled Ahmad presents Yahudi Ki Ladki
    Tedium and fireworks: Khaled Ahmad presents Yahudi Ki Ladki
      

    When you’re buying tickets to any National Academy of Performing Arts play, you already know that whatever unfolds on stage will be fluent and highbrow. NAPA prides itself on upholding traditions of classical theatre and translating them into new genres and experiments via its many accomplished alumni. As a fan of theatre, you may love or hate NAPA’s approach, but you can never dismiss it. This spring’s first grand production,

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  • 47th Nigar Film Awards nominations revealed
    47th Nigar Film Awards nominations revealed
      

    Having been around for the past 7 decades, the Nigar Film Awards is easily one of the country’s oldest award ceremonies. Returning this year with its 47th edition, after a gap of 15 years, Nigar Awards, unlike the Lux Style Awards, represent the old school of actors and directors, who started off in the early days of Lollywood.

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  • I Am Karachi Film Festival postponed
    I Am Karachi Film Festival postponed
      

    In the aftermath of a series of horrifying terror attacks that have gripped the country - with the latest devastation occurring at a shrine in Sindh that claimed 88 lives and injured hundreds more - the mood in the entertainment industry,

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  • Jami’s Moor heads to Amazon Prime Video
    Jami’s Moor heads to Amazon Prime Video
      

    There are always films that come and go and sink without a trace because they have nothing new to offer. But every now and then, a film arrives that manages to not only impress viewers but does so in such spectacular style that years later we remember it without any difficulty.

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  • Vogue, Karlie Kloss criticized for whitewashing in geisha photo shoot
    Vogue, Karlie Kloss criticized for whitewashing in geisha photo shoot
      

    Hollywood has a very obvious whitewashing problem and there are many examples that prove this contention. Take the latest evidence of this in Marvel’s film Doctor Strange, in which Tilda Swinton portrayed the Ancient One, originally an Asian character in the comic. Or when Ben Affleck cast himself as the Latin CIA agent in Argo. The most recent example of this, however, is Matt Damon being cast in the lead role of a film that is set in ancient China.

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  • Music’s fantasy Island
    Music’s fantasy Island
      

    This remains a week submerged in blood-drenched evil terror activities with the latest attack emerging at a shrine in Sehwan in Sindh. Having claimed 77 lives and injured hundreds more, it is difficult to focus on anything good. Any effort to do so may seem callous and vulgar especially after what has been described in the press as “the deadliest in Pakistan since 2014”. But one must try anyway for the sake of sanity.

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  • How will Khan change Pakistani dramas?
    How will Khan change Pakistani dramas?
      

    With the ever-growing popularity of Pakistani dramas helping rake TRPs for channels, the demand for new narratives and equally hard-hitting subjects (read: agendas) is increasing. However, how many times do we truly end up seeing something fresh? Well, if the upcoming Geo drama Khan is to be believed, very soon.

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  • “Hot felon” debuts at New York Fashion Week
    “Hot felon” debuts at New York Fashion Week
      

    All it takes to be famous and successful nowadays is becoming viral on the internet. Case in point: Jeremy Meeks, better known as the “Hot Felon” or #FelonBae, who signed with a modeling agency while he was still behind bars. Meeks became an internet sensation in 2014 after his mug shot for felony weapons charges went viral. Women couldn’t get stop swooning over how hot Meeks was and the world realized Meek’s potential in becoming a top model.

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  • Cricket and cinema come together
    Cricket and cinema come together
      

    Cricket fever is in the air as the Pakistan Super League continues to take place in Dubai. Whether it’s a debate over how good or bad the official anthems are or whether the final should take place on local turf in the wake of the Lahore terror attack - one way or the other, the conversation of the moment is definitely about cricket.

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