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Saturday, November 21, 2015
Philippine police deploy Katy Perry to disperse APEC protesters
Philippine police deployed Katy Perry pop songs to disperse protesters at an Asia-Pacific leaders' summit on Thursday, enraging some demonstrators but amusing others.
Facebook is trying to ease the heartache of breaking up.
"Between the World and Me," Ta-Nehisi Coates' brief, unflinching meditation on race and police violence, won the U.S. National Book Award for nonfiction on Wednesday night. The fiction prize was given to Adam Johnson's "Fortune Smiles," an eclectic and edgy story collection set everywhere from the former East Germany to a Louisiana community reeling from Hurricane Katrina.
Adele has had nearly five years to savor the massive success of her last album but, on a release that could be even bigger, she is looking back wistfully on what once had been.
"'Twixt Cup and Lip," written soon after World War I and being published for the first time, is a one-act comedy in which a modern, free-thinking woman finds herself courted by two men and changes her mind at the last moment.
Mexico's Lafourcade finally finds success with Latin Grammys
Mexican singer Natalia Lafourcade, who has spent the past decade in alternative music circles, marked her mainstream triumph Thursday as she led awards at the Latin Grammys.
Nat'l Geo movie tells gritty Pilgrims' tale
With its political infighting, tip-of-the-arrow diplomacy and climactic decapitation scene, the National Geographic Channel's film "Saints & Strangers" is the "Game of Thrones" version of the first Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Access to Yushan, Taiwan's highest peak, will be closed for the month of January next year to allow the natural ecology and wildlife to recover from the impact of tourism, the Yushan National Park administration office said Wednesday.
NY's Met celebrates Jacqueline de Ribes
Muse to the world's most celebrated designers, aristocrat and international symbol of Parisian elegance, Jacqueline de Ribes is star of the latest New York exhibition that opens on Thursday.
Previously hidden layers found in Malevich painting
To the naked eye, Kazimir Malevich's famed "Black Square" painting looks just like that: a featureless black square. But X-ray examination found much more, Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery revealed Wednesday.
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