Tuesday, June 16, 2015
James Rebanks sits in his stone farmhouse, describing the hardscrabble mountain life his family has known for six centuries or more. Then his cellphone rings. It's a big London ad agency, hoping to sign him up for a project.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Russell Fredrick's middle son was 12 when he wouldn't quit playing around in class and ignoring his homework, so the barber did what he does best. He picked up his clippers and cut off his fade.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
For 1,300 years, Japanese paper from the tiny town of Ogawa has fulfilled myriad needs -- from the material for Buddhist scriptures to balloon bombs sent to attack the United States.
Dogs do not like people who are mean to their owners, Japanese researchers said Friday, and will refuse food offered by people who have snubbed their master.
Friday, June 12, 2015
A huge reptile is on the prowl through Tokyo's streets -- but unlike Godzilla, who stomped across Japan's capital in a blaze of destructive energy, Bon-chan the giant tortoise isn't doing anything very quickly.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Poet Richard Blanco is launching a writing project to lift what he calls Cuba's "emotional embargo."
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Takashi Sakai is a healthy 41-year-old heterosexual man with a good job and a charming smile. But he's never had sex, one of a growing number of middle-aged Japanese men who are still virgins.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Clutching a tiny Bible, Gilda Velasquez leans over her son as he falls asleep with the help of a powerful sedative and a catchy cartoon jingle playing on a hand-held TV.
Now aged in her 90s, Ayesha Bibi doesn't remember her real name, who her father was or much about her hometown in Myanmar.