Wednesday, July 23, 2014
More than 700 million women alive today were married before they turned 18, the United Nations' children agency said Tuesday, as it co-hosts a London summit calling for more progress to end child marriages and the practice of female genital mutilation.
Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn “Little Big Man” and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Taipei Book Fair Foundation (財團法人台北書展基金會, TBFF) said yesterday that youths under 18 years old could attend the 2015 Taipei International Book Exhibition (2015 TIBE) for free, with various New Zealand authors and award-winning animation effects teams having been invited.
Yes, the new Fox series “Gotham” will feature a young Bruce Wayne, but don't expect him to turn into the caped crusader.
Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.
Colombian pop star Shakira has become the first person to reach more than 100 million fans on Facebook, becoming the most “liked” celebrity on the social network in the process.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” clung tight to the top of the North American box office for a second week in a row, earning far more than chimp change, industry data showed Sunday.
There are few musicians as inextricably linked to the Newport Folk Festival as the late Pete Seeger.
Monday, July 21, 2014
The upcoming Taipei Fringe Festival will stage over 500 performances this year at various venues around the nation's capital.
Beyond the donkeys on a potholed road in southern Ethiopia, is an unexpected sight — vineyards bursting with merlot, syrah and chardonnay grapes ripening in the African sun.