One of Maggie Gyllenhaal's favorite books is "Anna Karenina." So when she was asked to read the classic novel out loud for an audiobook, she didn't hesitate.
Austria's Interior Ministry says the government has drawn up a draft law that would allow it to take ownership of the house where Adolf Hitler was born.
Beer drinkers who can often find out details about the grain and hops that went into their beverage may get more information from major brewers -- about calories, carbohydrates, protein and more.
In this Sunday, July 10 photo, a lone fisherman glides along on Kintla Lake in North Glacier National Park, Montana.
How did Israel become one of the leading powers in innovation and design? Despite its critical geographical location and limited resources, Israel transformed itself through design concepts and creative methods in order to overcome its limitations. From July 9 to Aug. 14, "Creative Roughness -- Contemporary Israeli Design" (質樸創意學--當代以色列設計展) is showcasing some of the extraordinary breakthroughs Israel has accomplished over the past 20 years.
Pokemon Go mania has quickly swept the U.S. as players armed with smartphones hunt streets, parks, rivers and elsewhere to capture monsters and gather supplies in the hit game.
The Taiwan chapter of the American Guild of Organists is hosting the first ever Asian Organists' Competition (第一屆亞洲管風琴大賽) this year, with the continent's greatest players flocking to the island for the opportunity to play in front of great audiences and revered judges. With registration running parallel with the competition until Dec. 31, a rigorous judging process will produce six finalists. Early rounds will be judged by esteemed organists like George Ritchie, Nigel Potts and professor Chen Mao-Sheng (陳茂生), all with storied résumés in the realm of musical achievement.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea says he ended up autographing some Metallica items following a mix-up at an airport in Belarus.
NEW YORK -- "Oslo," a new play by J.T. Rogers directed by Bartlett Sher, is a riveting political thriller with a personal approach.
At the tender age of 26, Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity, pulling in a whopping US$170 million over the past year, Forbes magazine said Monday.