Sunday, November 2, 2014
A new museum in Canada's western prairies has amassed a unique collection of personal stories from genocide survivors, human rights defenders and others, and wants to share them.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Mahjong has become the latest “extravagance” to be condemned in censorious official Chinese media, as pleasure-seeking Communist Party officials are urged to shun the game in the name of curbing corruption.
If you're waiting for gender equality in the workplace, be prepared to wait a long time.
Monday, October 27, 2014
The Alentejo wine region is Portugal's largest, producing about two fifths of the country's wine. A tasting in Lisbon in late October revealed how good the quality has got in recent years.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
At a cafe and sweet shop in central Prague, Zuzana Auerova brings a chocolate-banana crepe to a guest, then hesitates: does the fork go on the right or the left of the plate?
A millennium of Jewish history in Poland was obliterated by Nazi Germany in the Holocaust. Now, a new Warsaw museum is celebrating a lost Jewish community that was the world's largest and most vibrant.
2014/10/26, 2 Comments
William Walters made a fortune in rye whiskey, railroads and banking in the 19th century, and along the way he also developed a passion for collecting art and antiquities. His son Henry was an avid collector, too, and built a memorial to his father in Baltimore to display their treasures.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan Thursday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
In Brazil, women primarily wear their hair long, and need to tackle the country's generally hot, humid climate when they style it. They also demand a wide range of sun protection creams.
Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died.