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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Japan's monster craze ready to go international
Move over Pokemon, a legion of new cutesy monsters is haunting Japan and set to break out all over the world after trampling the competition at home.
“The Imitation Game,” a biopic of British codebreaker Alan Turing starring Benedict Cumberbatch, won the Toronto film festival's top prize Sunday, confirming its status as an early Oscars contender.
Swiss Wine Week, which started Sept. 6, is designed to highlight an industry where almost all locally-made wine is consumed at home. In a typical year perhaps 1 percent of Swiss wine is exported.
Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Tony Auth dies of brain cancer aged 72
Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Sunday. He was 72.
Prince Harry celebrated his 30th birthday Monday with a beer after the closing concert of his inaugural multi-sport event for wounded troops, and in the knowledge he will now receive a fortune from his late mother Diana's estate.
A Taiwanese design company has won several awards at this year's Red Dot Communication Design Awards, including a “Best of the Best” title given only to the top designs.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Japanese actress and singer Yoshiko “Shirley” Yamaguchi, who was nearly executed in China at the end of World War II, has died at the age of 94 after a life as dramatic as any of her films.
Japanese actress Shirley Yamaguchi dies at 94
First local queer film fest set for launch
The Taiwan International Media and Education Association (TIMEA,台灣國際影音與教育協會) and local media company Portico Media (杰德影音) will organize the first Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF, 台灣國際酷兒影展) in late September and early October.
Vincent van Gogh's “Sunflowers” are losing their yellow cheer and the unsettling apricot horizon in Edvard Munch's “The Scream” is turning a dull ivory.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
2 Rothko paintings among Mellon auction items
Two Mark Rothko paintings are among the objects that will be auctioned in the fall from the estate of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, a noted horticulturist, philanthropist and heir to the Listerine fortune, Sotheby's announced Friday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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