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Friday, May 29, 2015
Writing has become no easier for Jonathan Franzen, whose fifth novel comes out this fall.
Olivia Washington makes NYC stage debut
Like so many other aspiring actresses, Olivia Washington is paying her dues at a small, off-Broadway theater. Unlike so many other aspiring actresses, she's not relying on her famous dad.
Natalie Portman urges new Harvard graduates to take chances
Natalie Portman advised graduating Harvard seniors Wednesday to use their inexperience to their advantage, saying she has learned that taking calculated risks can lead to life-changing rewards.
Lin Hwa-ching (林華慶), the deputy director of the National Taiwan Museum (NTM, 國立台灣博物館) yesterday said that the museum has recently recruited 10 tour guides from various countries to aid foreign language speakers visiting the museum.
Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢), who has just won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival in France with his first martial arts film "The Assassin" (聶隱娘), said Wednesday that his next project will be a movie about a river goddess set in the modern era.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
In Karachi: When hate on the wall disappears
The sound of a razor blade scraping flaky paint and hate-filled slogans off the walls shrills through the warm Karachi air. Some onlookers yell at the students painting the walls in anger, others silently gaze in awe.
Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies in NY at 75
Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, called "a snake charmer of the soul" for her gift of capturing searing images of human vulnerability, has died at age 75.
B.B. King's estate dismissed as "baseless" Tuesday claims by the late music icon's daughters that he was poisoned, as police said they were not investigating the charges.
Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant's security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
B.B. King daughters allege 2 of his aides poisoned him
Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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