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Monday, February 2, 2015
Spain works to lure tourists from beach to shops
Sun, sea, sand ... but what about the shopping? Spain draws 65 million tourists a year thanks largely to its beaches. Now it wants them spending on the high street.
Myanmar coffee scene fueled by middle classes
Behind a wooden counter in downtown Yangon's Coffee Club, the unmistakable hiss of a barista steaming milk briefly drowns out a funky soundtrack piped through a store filled with students glued to their smartphones.
By Jacques Klopp, AFP
A wine bar in place of a sex shop, luxury apartments where a cabaret once stood — fans of London's once glorious, seedy Soho district fear that it will soon be regenerated beyond recognition.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul
When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas.
Henri Krug, the great champagne maker, once said that in a good year God makes the wine but in a bad year the winemaker helps God. The latter applies to the 2013 vintage in Burgundy, which locals described as “challenging.”
Top American universities like Yale and Harvard, widely regarded overseas as places only for children of the rich and powerful, are increasing efforts to attract the best international students, regardless of their financial backgrounds.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Worshipping body art at the Ink Temple
Foreign tattoo artist making his mark in Taiwan
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Israeli's 'magic' yarmulke made to protect Jews
An Israeli barber has fashioned what he calls “magic” yarmulkes out of hair, designed to allow religious Jews to cover their heads without attracting unwanted attention from anti-Semites.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Geometry and genitalia on display in menswear at Paris fashion week
Men seeking inspiration from the Paris menswear shows in full swing are apt to find themselves looking at geometrical clothes with a sporty bent — or, in one case, outfits proudly displaying their manhood.
Women's footwear designer Vince Camuto, who co-founded shoe company Nine West Group, has died in Connecticut at age 78.
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