Monday, October 20, 2014
Ellis Island was once the gateway to America for millions of immigrants, but the cavernous hospital that treated some of those new arrivals has been closed to the public for 60 years.
Movies about corruption, gang violence, honor killing and war took prizes Saturday as the London Film Festival recognized cinema that confronts the harsh realities of our world.
The crowd bursts into applause as a hundred couples enter the hall, hand in hand, grooms in simple black suits and brides in modest white dresses, red flowers in hand.
Black Pete, the jolly sidekick of the Dutch Saint Nicholas, is finally getting a face-lift after years of bitter debate including death threats against those calling for change.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Architect Frank Gehry opened his latest project on Friday, the more than 100-million-euro (US$126 million) Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, which has bowled over critics.
A new storefront belonging to Tsannkuen Co. (燦坤) opened in Kaohsiung recently, introducing a number of new restaurants, specializing in hot pot, steak, Italian food and more.
When the mysterious people of China's Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why.
The Chablis region of France produces the world's purest expression of chardonnay. This statement reflects at least two concepts. First, the practice of judicious use, or even the absence, of oak leaving the grapes to sing their own song.