Friday, February 21, 2014
A display featuring 600 paper giant pandas took place yesterday in downtown Taipei as a warm-up for an upcoming outdoor exhibition in which 1,600 pandas and 200 Formosan black bears made from recycled paper will be showcased to raise awareness of wildlife conservation.
British cultural giant David Bowie on Wednesday became the oldest winner of a Brit Award, but the annual awards ceremony belonged to history-making rockers Arctic Monkeys, who claimed the night's top two awards.
Philip Seymour Hoffman built a career in Hollywood, but his will shows he thought childhood was best spent in New York City, Chicago or San Francisco.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Japanese singer-songwriter and actor Masaharu Fukuyama (福山雅治) is set to visit Taiwan Feb. 23 to promote a concert and new album, the local promoter of the event announced yesterday.
“The Lego Movie” notched a second straight week atop the North American box office, earning more than US$62 million over the four-day holiday weekend, industry figures showed Tuesday.
Cuba has released to U.S. researchers copies of more than 2,000 documents related to Ernest Hemingway, media reported Tuesday in Havana, the American literary giant's home during the 1940s and 1950s.
A musician arrested on heroin-possession charges amid an investigation into Philip Seymour Hoffman's death hopes to resolve the case with treatment, according to a court filing Tuesday.
Mavis Gallant, the Montreal-born writer who carved out an international reputation as a master short-story author while living in Paris for decades, died Tuesday at age 91, her publisher said.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC's “Late Night,” he left no doubt Monday that “The Tonight Show” now fits him like a glove.