Travelog | NYC’s Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade

Drums, dragons and dancers paraded through New York’s Chinatown last weekend to usher in the Year of the Pig in the metropolis with the biggest population of

News of the World | Naked pot-smoking sect grows at Indian Hindu fest

The Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, is a series of baths by Hindu sadhus and sadhvis, holy men and women, and other pilgrims who believe the ritual

Technology | Drivers, connect your Wi-Fi! iRacing a hit in NASCAR

Ray Alfalla got hooked on NASCAR in the late 1990s after his family left Cuba and settled in the Miami area. He’s the type of die-hard fan

News of the World | Old friend keeps word to Hemingway

When the 1958 film adaptation of “The Old Man and the Sea” hit theaters, Ernest Hemingway happened to be in New York City to watch the World

News of the World | Valentino’s dramatic Paris couture has Celine Dion weeping

Valentino took drama to its height at its spring couture collection in Paris, where Celine Dion wept theatrically as a solemn Naomi Campbell swept past to close

News of The World | Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

For decades, Jackie Shane was a musical mystery: a riveting black transgender soul singer who packed nightclubs in Toronto in the 1960s, but then disappeared after 1971.

News Of The World | No more than one wife: Israel looks to tackle Bedouin polygamy

On Hadra al-Faqira’s wedding anniversary, just weeks after she gave birth to a daughter, her husband walked out and took a second wife. She hasn’t seen him since he

News Of The World | Memorable news satellite photos of 2018

From Russian war games to lava flows on Hawaii to raging fires in California, images gathered from high above Earth by satellites in 2018 delivered a unique perspective on

News of the world | At new Museum of Black Civilizations, a call to come home

The Museum of Black Civilizations in Senegal opened this month amid a global conversation about the ownership and legacy of African art. The West African nation’s culture

TRAVELOG | Digital detox: Resorts offer perks for handing over phones

Can you take a vacation from your cellphone? A growing number of hotels will help you find out. Some resorts are offering perks, like snorkeling tours

Music Review | Quintessentially Baroque

Part I – Once forgotten, now recollected The story of Baroque is a perpetual one, as told by past and present editions of the Baroque Music Festival.

Zhang Yimou’s ‘Shadow’ is breathtakingly beautiful saga

Black ink drips from the tip of a brush and daggers into clear water, spiraling out like smoke; a Chinese zither sounds a ferocious, twanging note that

‘Diamantino’ is bizarre political satire

The pro-European Union lobby just got the silliest, sexiest cinematic endorsement it could hope for in “Diamantino,” and that’s merely one of the surprises nested in Gabriel Abrantes and

SHOWBIZ | Julia Roberts finds life (and her roles) get better with age

Julia Roberts is sitting on a couch in a Soho hotel when Lucas Hedges bursts in and begins frantically searching for his phone, sending pillows flying.

A delicious, vicious acting feast in ‘The Favourite’

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite,” a wicked blast of nasty fun, gleefully dispenses with the usual decorum of the period drama to free its powerhouse trio of actresses

Travelog | Food chain disruption eyed in Hawaii whale sighting decline

Research into the decline of humpback whale sightings in Hawaii points to a food chain disruption likely caused by warmer ocean temperatures in the whales’ feeding grounds in Alaska,

News of the World | Peacekeepers left more than 6,000 children in Liberia

The only memento Moses Z. Kaine has from his father is a T-shirt, left more than two decades ago when the peacekeeper’s tour of duty finished and he returned

News of the World | Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

Father of two Roland Hall turned to a British startup’s digital pocket money app because his kids were still too young to get bank cards from traditional banks.

News of the World | Hitler in war, Merkel in peace: A train car for history

Adolf Hitler tried literally to rewrite history in 1940 when the Nazi leader commandeered the dining coach to serve France the same humiliation Germany suffered there on the last

Macau Events | Fashion Festival connects brands and people

This year’s Macao Fashion Festival was a three-day event, organized by the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center (CPTTM) and the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), and

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