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Lawyer’s memoir recounts stories of justice and redemption

By Molly Born Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAt first Bryan Stevenson was conflicted about whether writing a book on his life’s work was the best use of his time.Since 1989 the lawyer and activist has led t...

Updated : 2016.02.11 18:38

When citizenship can be bought and sold

By Sasha Frere-Jones Los Angeles TimesM.I.A.‘s single, “Borders,” isn’t the official theme song for journalist Atossa Araxia Abrahamian‘s nonfiction debut, “The Cosmopolites” (Columbia Global ...

Updated : 2016.02.11 18:37

Seoul city to run four night markets this year

The Seoul metropolitan government said Thursday it will open four night markets at different locations starting next month to attract more tourists and offer more business opportunities to small vendors.The city administration said three more night markets will be operated next year, depen...

Updated : 2016.02.11 16:16

Seoul Selection publishes visual book series on Korean heritage

Seoul Selection said Thursday it has published an English language book on court paintings from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) to introduce more Korean culture and tradition to foreigners.The 170-page book on court paintings, the first part of the series "Visual Korean Heritage," features ...

Updated : 2016.02.11 13:21

K-Travel Bus offers special deal for February

The Visit Korea Committee is offering a special promotion this month for foreign travelers using the K-Travel Bus.The promotion is part of the Korea Grand Sale, a month-long shopping and tourism festi...

Updated : 2016.02.11 12:40

Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier ‘Comic Con’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology wi...

Updated : 2016.02.11 11:54

‘The Short Drop’ features strong shades of political thriller

Unbridled power and relentless revenge converge in the exciting, tightly plotted “The Short Drop,” which launches a new series about former computer hacker Gibson Vaughn. Matthew FitzSimmons delive...

Updated : 2016.02.11 11:30

How the Vatican separates faith from fiction

For legions of Catholics, and not a few church bureaucrats, the supernatural is as real and present as it was for their medieval forebears. In “The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Sig...

Updated : 2016.02.11 11:28

Gnarr’s ‘The Pirate’ reminisces ‘Catcher in the Rye’

“The Pirate,” the second installment of Jon Gnarr‘s childhood memoir trilogy, is essentially an Icelandic-punk version of “Catcher in the Rye.” Rather than Holden Caulfield wandering the streets ...

Updated : 2016.02.11 11:26

Pharrell Williams becomes co-owner of G-Star Raw jeans

NEW YORK (AFP) - Pharrell Williams, the pop culture renaissance man who is a designer, performer and hit songwriter, was named Tuesday as co-owner of jeans brand G-Star Raw. The company, based in Amsterdam and Los Angeles, said that Williams would be involved in design but also in decisio...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:56

France’s Cahors wine is new frontier for Argentina, China

PRAYSSAC, France (AFP) – France’s southwestern Cahors region is a new frontier for foreign investors, from Argentine winegrowers doing the “Malbec tango” to potential investor “ambassadors” from...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:54

Japanese chefs hone skills in cradle of French cuisine

LIERGUES, France (AFP) - Snow blankets a vineyard deep in France's Beaujolais region, where a select group of future top chefs from Japan are busy learning the secrets of French cuisine in the kitchens of an elegant chateau. Shouts of “Oui, chef!” punctuate the morning as the Tsuji scho...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:51

Squat, lunge, push-ups. 13 apps for fitness at home

MIAMI (AP) -- Don't want to fight traffic, travelling for work, can’t afford a $30 barre class? Those excuses for missing your workout no longer fly thanks to a host of new fitness apps and online subscriptions.There's a website for your every cardio craving from Pilates to bootcamp, some...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:19

Henry VIII chapel hosts first Catholic service in 450 years

LONDON (AFP) - The sounds of Latin song echoed through the halls of Hampton Court Palace in London on Tuesday for the first Catholic service in more than 450 years to be held in anti-Vatican king Henry VIII‘s residence. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, head of the Catholic Church in England and...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:04

Hidden gem restaurant

Over Lunar New Year, Seollal, there are some traditional foods that herald in the festivities. One of them is Tteokguk, or rice cake soup. It is the first meal one should eat in the new year, as it re...

Updated : 2016.02.05 16:33