Flaming Lips fail with ‘Sgt. Pepper’ cover

Ever wonder what “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” would sound like sung by robots? Me neither, but here’s the answer. The Flaming Lips have recorded a full-length tribute to the

The secret of record success

Whisked away from the real world by private boats to a secluded jungle beachside getaway, a horde of adventurous partygoers delight in this two-day music and arts festival replete with

The Prussian Crown

As per traditional wisdom, Mosel collocates with femininity whereas Rheingau masculinity. Situated geographically – and stylistically – between the two, Nahe is often referred to as the middle child of


Ironically, the venue chosen to showcase the Portuguese wine is a French restaurant, The Tasting Room by Chef Guillaume Galliot, housed inside the Crown Towers at Macau’s City of Dreams.

On the Road in North Korea in a Great Wall SUV

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John Wick’ delivers non-stop action

In an intriguing cinematic twist, Keanu Reeves’ Matrix stunt double Chad Stahelski becomes his co-director with David Leitch on “John Wick,” a visceral revenge thriller that marks a confident, muscular

“Superstorm” (Dutton), by Kathryn Miles

It’s been a weak hurricane season in the Atlantic so far, with little to worry U.S. coastal residents, but any forecaster will tell you: It only takes one storm to

Jessie Ware cruises on sophomore album

Jessie Ware’s “Tough Love” is lovely, and that’s not a tepid endorsement. No, the English singer’s sophomore disc is lovely in the way of a sunset or a cruise around

NEWS OF THE WORLD | MDT/AP Exclusive: Driving up revered N Korea mountain

The Kaema Plateau, the “Roof of Korea,” is a stunning, forest-covered highland nestled in such treacherous mountains that it was never taken by the Allies during the Korean War. It’s

The Spirit of Japan II

(Continued from “The Spirit of Japan” on 5 September 2014) Although its history can be traced back to the 16th century, shochu was in a downward spiral in much of the


So what exactly is the Asian touch? “Dishes that combine French classic style with influences,” says Chef Eddy Leung, one of Hong Kong’s leading names in Western cooking. Born in

Tea ceremony still a respite from fast-paced world

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‘Fury’ aims for an unvarnished look at war

At one point during “Fury,” the World War II drama starring Brad Pitt out Friday, a tank commander’s head is blown off while he’s hunched outside his vehicle during a

‘Time Out of Mind’ is rich study on Dylan

For Dylan’s many obsessive fans, who have been offered a wealth of analyses of this singular artist over the years, Bell delivers the goods. Chapters are heavy with engrossing and

DIGITAL LIFE | Tea ceremony still a respite from fast-paced world

Despite the rapid pace of our high-tech world, or perhaps because of it, the ancient Japanese tradition of tea ceremony is as popular as ever, with tea ceremony schools, demonstrations

The Biodynamic Renaissance

The heritage of Château Durfort-Vivens (Deuxième Cru) can be traced back to the 12th century, and for 7 centuries it was continuously owned by the Durfort de Duras family, which


“Ladies, the best time to eat this is before the meat gets cold. That means you have ten minutes. After that, things will taste different, so please start,” he says

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