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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office heap
The bloody World War II drama “Fury” blew past “Gone Girl” at theaters this weekend.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Crackdown shatters Chinese art colony's free-speech illusion
Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing's Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China's prisons and Communist Party politics. Over lunch, they candidly lamented the state of free speech in China while chewing on chicken and downing glasses of beer.
Street artist revisits ghosts of decrepit Ellis Island site
Ellis Island was once the gateway to America for millions of immigrants, but the cavernous hospital that treated some of those new arrivals has been closed to the public for 60 years.
Movies about corruption, gang violence, honor killing and war took prizes Saturday as the London Film Festival recognized cinema that confronts the harsh realities of our world.
Cash-strapped Afghans turn to low-cost mass weddings
The crowd bursts into applause as a hundred couples enter the hall, hand in hand, grooms in simple black suits and brides in modest white dresses, red flowers in hand.
Israel raises the dead with skyward cemetery
At first glance, the multi-tiered jungle of concrete off a major central Israeli highway does not appear unusual in this city of bland high-rises. But the burgeoning towers are groundbreaking when you consider its future tenants: They will be homes not for the living but rather the dead.
'Black Pete,' the Dutch Santa sidekick, finally gets a face-lift
Black Pete, the jolly sidekick of the Dutch Saint Nicholas, is finally getting a face-lift after years of bitter debate including death threats against those calling for change.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Gehry opens Paris' Louis Vuitton Foundation
Architect Frank Gehry opened his latest project on Friday, the more than 100-million-euro (US$126 million) Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, which has bowled over critics.
A new storefront belonging to Tsannkuen Co. (燦坤) opened in Kaohsiung recently, introducing a number of new restaurants, specializing in hot pot, steak, Italian food and more.
Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US
When the mysterious people of China's Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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