Gov’t Mule covers Pink Floyd on new live album

When you're playing music for 20 years with the caveat that no two shows will ever be the same, you had better write a lot of music, or cover some

NEWS OF THE WORLD | Merriam-Webster names ‘culture’ word of the year

The word “culture” joins Oxford Dictionaries’ “vape,” a darling of the e-cigarette movement, and “exposure,” declared the year’s winner at Dictionary.com during a time of tragedy and fear due to

The Czech Enigma

If Belgium is the amalgamation of Germanic and Latin cultures, Czech Republic would be one of Germanic and Slavic cultures. Situated in the heart of Europe, Czech Republic actually shares

SPIKY SWEET SENSATION

Fighting the wind with my coat on, I get off the taxi and walk quickly into the The Season’s dining hall. Smiling warmly, the waitress warmly greets us and brings

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‘Inherent Vice’ goes by in a pleasant haze

If you’re one of those who fondly recalls spending the ‘60s luxuriating in a pleasantly disorienting haze, well, consider “Inherent Vice” a reunion of sorts. You’ll fit right in. If, on

‘Killer Heels’ looks at the history of high heels

Shakespeare mentions high heels in “Hamlet,” former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised them and fashion designers from Dior to Manolo Blahnik have bewitched women and men with their versions.

Charli XCX’s sophomore CD is no ‘Sucker’

Charli XCX, the British artist with a penchant for teenage churlishness, knows a thing or two about warfare. With her second major label album, “Sucker,” she throws a smoke grenade

News of the World | Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

Many young South Koreans, some educated overseas, are going to Gangnam to start mobile or Internet businesses. Venture capitalists from Silicon Valley and Japan are opening offices in the area

The Lusitanian Nobility

Known as Ribatejo (literally: banks of Tagus) until 2009, the wine region of Tejo takes its name directly from the all-important Tagus River, meandering more than 1,000km from Aragon in

SEASONAL GLUTTONY (PART II)

A recent addition to the world-famous MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2015, Temptations at StarWorld Hotel has a very special gourmet celebratory menu for guests to enjoy while the

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‘Wild’ finds salvation in the woods

Cheryl Strayed, as played by Reese Witherspoon in Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Wild,” is, bless the Lord, not an easily discernable type. She’s also not the sort we’ve often encountered on the well-trod

‘Midnight in Siberia’ looks at Russia today

As the West nervously watches a newly aggressive Russia, many commentators are trying to figure out what Vladimir Putin is thinking. But "Midnight in Siberia" reminds us of another important

Wu-Tang look to cement legacy on new album

Old Dirty Bastard once proclaimed: Wu-Tang is for the children. On their sixth album, "A Better Tomorrow," U-God reinforces the sentiment: We "construct these jewels so they can live through

Rod Stewart tribute band to start resident show at Venetian next Spring

In the next few decades the original rockers who brought us the best of rock’n’roll will no longer be around to play live and in the flesh, but shrewder bands

The Atlantic Soul

Situated in the westernmost of the European continent, Portugal is less of a Mediterranean or southern European country than an Atlantic one. Sharing – if uncomfortably – the Iberian Peninsula

SEASONAL GLUTTONY

Mandarin Oriental, Macau Those of you who read my column regularly know I am a fan. Mandarin Oriental, Macau celebrates this festive season with good taste, presenting an array of appetizing

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