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Sunday, April 5, 2015
Airbnb now offers Cuba lodgings
The popular online home-rental service Airbnb is allowing American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Indigenous Bolivians flash new-found wealth with colorful mansions
Splashed in bright colors, sporting swank ballrooms and lavish apartments, new mansions are popping up in poor neighborhoods in the Bolivian highlands, built by the booming nouveau riche of the indigenous Aymara.
Vienna showcases city's shock 'Actionist' art movement
As artists, they pushed the limits, bathing in blood, mud and urine. Vienna's famed "Actionists," whose avant-garde movement may be the most radical in contemporary art, are the focus of a new exhibition in their home city.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Creator of Pet Rock, Gary Dahl, dies on March 23, age of 78
Gary Dahl, the creator of the "Pet Rock," an idea whose nutty simplicity made it a marketing sensation in 1975, has died at the age of 78, U.S. press reports said Wednesday.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
'Silver porn' highlights fifty shades of graying in Japan
Dressed in a kimono and kneeling silently on a tatami mat floor, 61-year-old Yasue Tomita looks as if she might be about to perform a Japanese tea ceremony -- instead she's debuting as a porn actress.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Fraternities have long been a fixture of American college life, but revelations about sexual assault and racism are casting a pall over hard-partying "Greek life" on campus.
Chance sometimes introduces us to wines in ways that make life seem extraordinary. While in Berlin recently I dined with a group of friends at an ordinary Turkish cafe. Late in the evening I discovered a wine rack at the back of the room.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Nurse reunited with injured Afghan children she helped
The last time Lynette Austin saw the Afghan children, they were weak, wounded and broken.
Early morning dance parties get their groove on in US
Partying before breakfast? It's not everyone's cup of tea. But it is the concept behind "Daybreakers," early-morning raves becoming increasingly popular in the United States.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
A rare prototype of the first American penny, dating from 1792, has just changed hands for 117.5 million pennies at an auction in Baltimore, Maryland.
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