Travelog | And then, Macau

Asia has always been a fascination of mine. The exotic food, the gentle spirituality, the diversity of cultures keeps drawing me back to the region. I have been lucky enough

Asian actors too busy to fret over Hollywood ‘white-washing’

While hurt, irritated or dumb-founded perhaps about the so-called "white-washing" syndrome, performers in Asia aren't expressing the level of outrage of a Margaret Cho, George Takei or other Americans, The

News Of The World | Work harder, North Korea orders citizens. But does it help?

The bright red slogans hang from buses, government buildings and even some restaurants and gas stations, urging North Koreans to work harder to make the country's 200-day "speed campaign" a

News of The World | Disney opens ‘distinctly Chinese’ Shanghai park

A Chinese vice premier joined Disney CEO Bob Iger in cutting a red ribbon as the park opened, signaling the ruling party's endorsement of the USD5.5 billion investment in promoting

Preview, review & interview | Now you see Macau, Now you don’t

Macau features for a good 45 minutes in the plot of blockbuster Hollywood sequel “Now You See Me 2,” and it takes a central role in the action. As in any

News of the World | Young players get a chance to shine at Euro 2016

Many nations are betting on youth at the European Championship, giving promising youngsters a chance to shine in France. Some of the top nations have included up-and-coming players in their squads

News of the World | In image-conscious Dubai, even police patrol in luxury cars

The high-end squad cars fit into the greater gearhead ethos of Dubai, where fire-engine red Ferraris growl at stoplights and convertible Rolls Royces prowl the boulevard ringing the world's tallest

China’s high-tech future emerges in factory town Shenzhen

Forget Beijing and Shanghai. China's economic future is emerging in Shenzhen. Once a collection of fishing enclaves next door to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, which has become the epicenter of China's manufacturing-driven

Digital Life | Bias complaints on Facebook’s ‘trending’ tool

A former Facebook contractor with self-described conservative leanings said Facebook downplayed news that conservatives are interested in and artificially promoted liberal issues such as the “BlackLivesMatter” hashtag, said the technology blog

‘The Godfather’ studio is hoping for an offer it can’t refuse

Behind the fabled arch off Melrose Avenue, Hollywood history is everywhere. Over here is the stage where “Rear Window” and “The Graduate” were shot. Over there is Lucy Park, a

News of the World | ‘I am here’ – Silenced by autism, young man finds his voice

Though he cannot speak, Benjamin Alexander has much to say, one typed word at a time. Ben was diagnosed with nonverbal autism and epilepsy a few months before his third birthday.

NEWS OF THE WORLD | Beijing auto show showcases China’s SUV love affair

Sales of SUVs, seen as the safest option on China's rough, chaotic roads, soared 52 percent last year. That helped the overall market grow 7.3 percent — a sliver of

NEWS OF THE WORLD | At Disney, running a race is all about the costume

Disney has races to honor classic Disney and Pixar characters (January and September), princesses (February), Tinker Bell (May) and superheroes from Disney’s Marvel comic books (November). There’s also one at

News of the World | Boxing – Pacquiao, Roach fondly recall 15 years at the Wild Card

Manny Pacquiao was all kinds of hungry when he first walked into the Wild Card Boxing Club 15 years ago. An undernourished and largely unknown Filipino fighter wanted to learn,

Art Basel and Art Central | Bringing big money to art and big art to the people

Art fairs’ raison d’etre may be to sell art but that’s far from the whole story. New York gallery owner Ethan Coen offers an explanation: “We gallerists are ambassadors of culture.

News of the World | Still ‘Viva Las Vegas’ for Elvis Presley? Less so lately

Vegas really is, ironically, a challenging market for Elvis," said Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, which runs the Graceland attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, and manages many of the

News of the World | Radiation fears keep Japan’s nuclear refugees from returning

Tokiko Onoda, 80, lives with her husband in a cramped, cluttered apartment on the 21st floor of a high-rise in the edge of Tokyo where about 1,000 people displaced by

News of the World | Kate Mara and Jamie Bell hit star-filled H&M Paris show

COURREGES TOWS THE LINE It was the sophomore outing for the revamped house of Andre Courreges — the influential French designer who gained global fame in the 1960s for his streamlined

News of the World | Academy Awards may be hooked on ‘Oscar bait’

In the Coen brothers' recent 1950s Hollywood satire, "Hail, Caesar!" Ralph Fiennes' ascot-wearing British director Laurence Laurentz is helming a stuffy drawing room drama full of tuxedoed men and ballroom-gowned

News of the World | Facts about gene editing as Britain OKs study

Genome editing is a technique that lets scientists alter the DNA of plants, animals or humans more precisely than ever before, much like a biological cut-and-paste program. Scientists say one

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