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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Australian writer Richard Flanagan won the Booker Prize on Tuesday with a visceral book about wartime brutality and its aftermath — a novel the head of the judging team said was as powerful as a kick in the stomach.
A beloved American ballerina, ending an era
It's a sunny October afternoon, and Wendy Whelan, who's been enthralling audiences for three decades at New York City Ballet, is engaged in her favorite activity: Getting down and dirty in the rehearsal studio, trying to figure things out.
Alicia Keys holds protest for lost Nigerian girls
Alicia Keys held a protest in New York City on Tuesday to raise awareness about the 200-plus Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in April.
Renowned Japanese poet Shuntaro Tanikawa is set to grace this year's Taipei Poetry Festival, which will kick off a series of poetry events around the city beginning Oct. 18.
In 1953, at the height of the Cold War, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg died in the electric chair after being convicted of conspiring to pass secrets about the atomic bomb to the Soviets. The government's star witness at their trial: Ethel's own brother, David Greenglass.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
'Fury' film a barrage of heavy-handedness
The relentless barrage of heavy-handedness in David Ayer's World War II tank drama “Fury” begins immediately. A lone horseman approaches on the grim horizon of a foggy, corpse-strewn battlefield. Out of the muck leaps a man who pulls the rider down and savagely bludgeons him in the eye.
Punk godfather Iggy Pop on Monday urged young performers to relax about industry changes and set their financial expectations low, saying that music was never meant to make money.
When the recession took hold six years ago and consumers stopped eating high on the hog, the giant meatpacker Hormel Foods began ratcheting up production to meet a surge in demand for Spam, its low-cost processed pork product in the familiar blue tins.
Mexican artist Alex Dorfsman leads you to an optical game of macrocosm and microcosm in Taiwan exhibit 'One eye on the Telescope, Two on the Microscope'
Ambiguity of reality vs. artificiality
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai (龍應台) will not comment on China's reported ban on Taiwanese novelist and film director Giddens Ko (九把刀) and Chinese American historian Yu Ying-shih (余英時) unless the news is substantiated, she said Monday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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