When Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart asked the University of Connecticut to provide a guest narrator to read "A Visit From St. Nicholas" during a 2014 holiday concert at the school, he was expecting to get UConn's president or perhaps a distinguished professor.
With this year's finalists highly praised by the judging panel, the Young Pin Design Award (金點新秀設計獎) announced its winners on Sunday, May 15 at the Young Designers' Exhibition (YODEX, 新一代設計展), the largest student design exhibition worldwide.
Scottish actor and activist Alan Cumming says he's pleased to be hosting the first LGBT gala ever held at the United Nations, but he also finds it a bit silly that it's taken so long.
Moscow's Aragvi restaurant, once the legendary haunt of KGB spies and cosmonauts, has reopened with its Soviet-era grandeur restored.
A collection of historic postage stamps issued when Hawaii was a kingdom is expected to fetch at least US$2 million at auction.
Campaigners for a minimum income in Switzerland set a Guinness Record for the world's largest poster on Saturday, as they sought support for the controversial proposal ahead of a referendum next month.
It is my first trip to Japan and my friends are eager to make it count.
An Egyptian pigeon fancier reaches for his bird, which is in the process of braking mid-air with its tail feathers extended in the Darb Shulan district of Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, May 13.
Shaven-headed boys who entered a temple together to have an experience of monks' life for two weeks attend a special service to celebrate the birthday of Buddha at the Chogye Temple in Seoul, Saturday, May 14.
Tracks and betting shops overflow twice a week in Hong Kong thanks to the city's enduring horse racing tradition -- with crowds of tourists and expats going along for the ride.