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Museum devoted to magic of cinema to open in LA

LOS ANGELES: Nearly a century after the idea was first floated, a museum dedicated to the magic of cinema is finally set to open in Los Angeles, with the first temporary exhibition devoted to Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, slated to open by the end of 2019, will be devoted to the past, present and future of film, offering visitors a look behind the screen and into how movies are made. "Los Angeles was at one time and still is to some degree one of the major capitals for the…

Rishi Kapoor’s Haveli in Pakistan to be turned into a museum soon!

The newly elected government of Pakistan has come up with a plan to transform the ancestral home of the B' Town legendary actor, Rishi Kapoor, located in Qissa Khwani Bazaar of Peshawar, into a museum, followed by a request from the veteran actor himself. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi says that the actor has requested his family's home in Peshawar to be converted into a museum or even an institution. "We have accepted his request," he adds. The Interior Minister of Pakistan, Shehryar Khan Afridi…

FREE vomit bag for every guest at the Disgusting Food Museum

SWEDEN: The dead mouse in the Chinese wine sure looks nasty, and the maggots in the cheese tend to put people off. But nothing is more horrible to an unaccustomed palate than the Icelandic fermented shark. It’s the worst. Or so says the expert. “It tastes like chewing on a urine-infested mattress,” said Samuel West, who, as curator of the Disgusting Food Museum, knows a thing or two about unpleasant victuals. “It’s a fermented sort of rotten Icelandic shark,” he says. “Anthony Bourdain, the late TV personality, called…

Reagan hologram unveiled at museum dedicated to late US president

SIMI VALLEY: The Ronald Reagan museum in California has brought the late president back to virtual life with a state of the art hologram. It features his voice, facial expressions and even hand movements in a project that cost a million dollars and took four years to complete. It was unveiled Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, near Los Angeles. "It's amazing. It really is. It's a little jarring to be honest with you," said Joanne Drake, who worked in the White House…

Tensions flare after fire destroys Brazil museum in ‘tragedy foretold’

RIO DE JANEIRO: Anger smoldered in Brazil on Monday after a fire destroyed the National Museum, a cherished historical repository that lacked a sprinkler system and which had suffered years of financial neglect, making its destruction a “tragedy foretold.” Outside the entrance to the elegant park housing the 200-year-old former Imperial Palace, police in riot gear shot tear gas into a small, angry crowd that tried to enter, live TV images showed. Later, police granted access to the site’s perimeter, which protesters…