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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82
Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.
Ties in limelight at Zurich exhibit
From a symbol of power to a fashion statement, ties in all their guises are on show at a new exhibition dedicated to the neckwear at the Swiss National Museum.
The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former “Tonight Show” host Sunday when he received the top U.S. humor prize.
'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office heap
The bloody World War II drama “Fury” blew past “Gone Girl” at theaters this weekend.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Crackdown shatters Chinese art colony's free-speech illusion
Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing's Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China's prisons and Communist Party politics. Over lunch, they candidly lamented the state of free speech in China while chewing on chicken and downing glasses of beer.
Street artist revisits ghosts of decrepit Ellis Island site
Ellis Island was once the gateway to America for millions of immigrants, but the cavernous hospital that treated some of those new arrivals has been closed to the public for 60 years.
Movies about corruption, gang violence, honor killing and war took prizes Saturday as the London Film Festival recognized cinema that confronts the harsh realities of our world.
Cash-strapped Afghans turn to low-cost mass weddings
The crowd bursts into applause as a hundred couples enter the hall, hand in hand, grooms in simple black suits and brides in modest white dresses, red flowers in hand.
Israel raises the dead with skyward cemetery
At first glance, the multi-tiered jungle of concrete off a major central Israeli highway does not appear unusual in this city of bland high-rises. But the burgeoning towers are groundbreaking when you consider its future tenants: They will be homes not for the living but rather the dead.
'Black Pete,' the Dutch Santa sidekick, finally gets a face-lift
Black Pete, the jolly sidekick of the Dutch Saint Nicholas, is finally getting a face-lift after years of bitter debate including death threats against those calling for change.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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