Sunday, July 19, 2015
The Taiwan Culinary Promotion Campaign kicked off at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) on July 17, offering not just exhibitions but the possibility to take food-tasting trips to many parts of the island.
The towering minaret and mausoleums of Konye-Urgench in isolated Turkmenistan cut striking forms against the desert sky, yet few foreign visitors make it to a site once at the center of the Islamic world.
In the fields of Bulgaria they are everywhere -- hundreds of mounds like huge molehills concealing the gold-filled tombs of ancient kings who left no other trace of their rule.
Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is throwing a major jam this weekend in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
When Britpop legends Blur released an album inspired by Hong Kong one local artist got the chance to tell the band's story in pictures, suddenly finding a global audience for his politically charged representations of the city.
Christopher Jackson was doing fine stepping into the boots of George Washington during rehearsals of "Hamilton" -- until he had to actually put on the boots, breeches and frock coat.
On the fringes of the MTV era, Faith No More started confounding audiences with hard-edged rock that brought in funk, hip-hop and even samba and polka.
Paul Simon, Jack Black, Neve Campbell, Amy Poehler and Jason Priestley make appearances in the second season of the television comedy "Welcome to Sweden," which launches on NBC on Sunday.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Staff at the Prado, Spain's top art museum, usually prevent visitors from touching its priceless treasures.
Year after year, TV brings its audience an embarrassment of riches. No wonder that, when nomination time arrives, Emmy has a habit of embarrassing itself.