‘Christopher Robin’ a return to Hundred Acre Wood

Oh, bother. The misfortune of “Christopher Robin” is not only that it comes a year after “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” an earnest if sentimental tale about Winnie-the-Pooh

‘Under a Dark Sky’ has shrewd plot, realistic characters

A dark sky park where even the slightest glimmer of light is blocked out provides a fascinating backdrop for Lori Rader-Day’s inventive fourth novel. The darkness that

On ‘Vicious,’ Halestorm rides on elevated thrash-pop

Vicious comes five years after Halestorm’s Grammy-winning hit “Love Bites (So Do I)” became the group’s standing claim to mainstream fame. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz, who has

Travelog | Solar cookout aims to woo traditional chefs, cut carbon

The savory aromas of roasting hot dogs and chicken kebabs wafted out of metal and glass vacuum tubes heated by mirrors curved to capture the sun’s heat. Two

The Emblem of Korea II

(Continued from “The Emblem of Korea” on 3 August 2018) Situated in eastern South Korea and the capital of North Gyeongsang Province, Andong is indubitably the spiritual

KitchenWise | Use fresh tomatoes for Crispy Tomato Salad

Even though fresh tomatoes start popping up at the market in July, they don’t really hit their peak until August — and that’s when I get happy. The

El Milagro de Durango

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Tom Cruise thwarts the apocalypse on a broken ankle

And so, fellow moviegoers: Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what Tom Cruise can — and will — do for you.

Willie Nile delivers depth, danceable defiance

“I wanna be a painting; I don’t wanna be a sketch.” Willie Nile, who embraces this noble objective in the song “Lookin’ for Someone,” delivers depth and

News of the world | Day after escape, Mexico crash survivors resume travel

Just a day after a harrowing escape from a crashed and burning Aeromexico jetliner, many of its 103 passengers and crew went to work on resuming

The Emblem of Korea

Covering some 220,000sqkm and shared uncomfortably by warring twins, the Korean Peninsula sits latitudinally on a par with the much less militarised Iberian Peninsula, but it is no

Food & Beverage | Impossible Foods launches in Macau, China’s tourist hotspot

Impossible Foods is launching its award-winning, plant-based meat in Macau at one of the world’s hottest entertainment and dining resort complexes. Starting today, Impossible Foods’ flagship

Pot Land, Canada

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‘Adrift’ is a woman vs nature tale for the MeToo era

Woman vs. nature. It certainly has a ring to it, especially when woman wins. But there are too few such stories in our popular culture, and certainly

Relationships are tested in ‘How to Love a Jamaican’

Alexia Arthurs’ short story collection “How to Love a Jamaican” is a timely exploration of multigenerational waves of immigration, the impact separating families has on children and the desire

Tom Bailey follows the Thompson Twins’ blueprint

At its peak, Thompson Twins created some great 1980s synth pop, songs with refined melodies, thoughtful lyrics and a wide range of keyboard sounds, enlivened by crystalline

News of the World | For US pot companies, Canada is the land of opportunity

Green Thumb Industries had a business plan, expertise and plenty of ambition to grow its marijuana business. What the Chicago-based company didn’t have was access to

The Pride of Angus

Representing approximately half of Scotland’s formidable century of single malt distilleries, Speyside has been the heart of scotch since the 20th century. Meanwhile, possessing around 30 single malt distilleries,

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