Sunday, September 21, 2014
A collection of letters John F. Kennedy sent to the family of a lost PT-109 crewmate sold for US$200,000 at an auction.
It likes to call itself the “country of chocolate” and now Belgium has a new treat for visitors: a museum dedicated to the confectionary featuring a Willy Wonka-style factory and cocoa tree jungle.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Move over Pokemon, a legion of new cutesy monsters is haunting Japan and set to break out all over the world after trampling the competition at home.
Swiss Wine Week, which started Sept. 6, is designed to highlight an industry where almost all locally-made wine is consumed at home. In a typical year perhaps 1 percent of Swiss wine is exported.
A Taiwanese design company has won several awards at this year's Red Dot Communication Design Awards, including a “Best of the Best” title given only to the top designs.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
When his family business was closing after nearly four centuries of making sake and other spirits, Ichiro Akuto swooped to rescue the doomed distillery's whisky stock and went out on his own.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Starlets take note: Hollywood filmmakers pushed a no-fuss, no-makeup look in new movies at the Toronto film festival this week, redefining beauty as “raw.”
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Walking into a Thom Browne fashion show often feels like walking onto the set of a Tim Burton movie, with the most fabulous and chic costumes imaginable.
Monday, September 8, 2014
The video game studio that won players' devotion with blockbuster hit “Halo” is out to eclipse its enviable success with the Tuesday launch of massive new science-fiction action title “Destiny.”
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Chile celebrated the 100th birthday of poet Nicanor Parra on Friday, with ceremonies nationwide for the man considered one of the greatest Latin American poets of his time.