Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display Sunday night for the opening round of Rio's exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew even by local standards.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
After the founder of the International Surfing Museum dipped a toe in the beautiful, blue Pacific, she never bothered to hang the other nine.
More than a million Rio Carnival revelers laid aside bitterness at Brazilian leaders to join wild festivities Saturday in what has been dubbed “the greatest show on Earth.”
Extravagant costumes need not apply at the “Bloco da Lama” Carnival street party, where revelers dispense with pirate, princess and devil disguises in favor of thick, head-to-toe layers of black mud.
“12 Years a Slave” rolled at the Spirit Awards, winning five awards including best feature at the annual independent film celebration.
Will and Jaden Smith have something they can bond over. They were both awarded Razzies for their performances in “After Earth.”
After marketing manager Matthew Fam, 35, placed the 50,000th and final brick on his 70-centimeter tall Lego model of the Pinnacle@Duxton in late 2012, he invited fellow Lego hobbyists over to admire his masterpiece and snap pictures.
Hundreds of people gathered in the rain to mourn the death of virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucia before a funeral Saturday in his hometown of Algeciras at the heart of flamenco music country in Spain's deep south.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Rio plunged into five days of hedonistic revelry Friday as the city's legendary carnival opened, with King Momo taking the keys of the city and declaring joy by decree.