Monday, April 7, 2014
Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who rejected a life of ease in favor of physical and spiritual challenges and produced such acclaimed works as “The Snow Leopard” and “At Play in the Fields of the Lord,” died Saturday. He was 86.
Hundreds of Tetris fans plan to gather in Philadelphia for a skyscraper-sized version of the classic video game, a spectacle that organizers hope will inspire onlookers and players to think about the possibilities of technology.
South African trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela celebrated his 75th birthday with a little help from some old friends — Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte — in the city where he began what turned out to be a 30-year exile from his homeland.
A rare Ming-era Chinese wine cup, one of only 19 known to exist, could fetch a record US$38 million or more when it goes under the hammer in Hong Kong next week, auctioneers said Saturday.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
There will be blood. And nudity. And dragons. Millions worldwide will tune in for the fourth season of medieval fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” from Sunday as the hit show returns to television screens, promising to deliver its usual jaw-dropping mix of sex, violence and vengeance.
A dog in Washington state has no rear legs, but he can balance enough to run on only his front legs, as millions of people have seen in a YouTube video.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Southeast Asian and Singapore art will be in the spotlight when the National Gallery Singapore opens next year.
David Letterman's departure from the late-night realm won't just end an unmatched run on television. It also will close the book on an era reaching almost to the birth of TV.
Some of the most iconic artifacts of U.S. aviation and space history will be getting an updated display for the 21st century, with the Apollo moon landing as the centerpiece.