Artist Lyana Lee has done what many young illustrators dream of doing. She pursues her passion fulltime and makes a living from her work, which includes melancholic goth drawings with Japanese flower motifs. Her output ranges from fan art featuring popular K-pop boy band BTS to drawings of original characters. Please subscribe or log in […]
NEW YORK • The fate of the soaring, palatial and utterly impractical Dime Savings Bank in Downtown Brooklyn was inevitable. The 1,556 sq m, 12m-tall chamber, with seven kinds of marble flooring, a vaulted-tile dome and Corinthian columns, closed in 2016, a victim of automated tellers and digital payments. Its last full-time tenant, Chase Bank, […]
The first time Mrs Suzy Wong, 61, read about Tottori, Japan, was in March, when she came across a travel article in The Sunday Times about the destination. “I read about the sand dunes there and remember telling my daughter that it was an interesting place, but would we have the chance to visit it?” […]
Even after 16 years in the home-grown market, Japanese lifestyle juggernaut Muji is showing no signs of slowing down. At the opening last week of its 12th outlet here, in Jewel Changi Airport, the Japanese lifestyle giant unveiled its first takeout counter in the world to provide convenience for customers in transit. Please subscribe or […]
Fruit of the Giant Indian Fig are edible What is this tree (top)? The fruit look like figs, but the leaves’ shape is different. Are the fruit edible? David Seah The tree is known via common names such as Broad-leaf Fig, Giant Indian Fig and Elephant Ear Fig Tree. Its botanical name is Ficus auriculata. […]
1. Big on art PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; DESIGN: MUSEUM HOMES Art collectors, this look is for you. Make space for your prized collection and dedicate the best spots in your room for your favourite piece. A large artwork above your headboard is sure to make a statement in this intimate space. 2. Portals and frames PHOTO: SPH […]
With the news cycle nowadays, it’s easy to miss the images that fly under the radar. We’ve got you covered. Here, we’re highlighting exceptional photos from around the world for the week of April 26–May 3, 2019. Check them out below. ABOVE: Sumo wrestlers hold crying babies during the Nakizumo or Naki Sumo Baby Crying […]
Cheslie Kryst contributed to pageant history when she was crowned Miss USA on Thursday: For the first time, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America are all black women. Kryst, who represented North Carolina in the pageant, is a lawyer who practices civil litigation and does pro bono work to help get reduced sentences for […]
The deadly gas had filled a Michigan couple’s home, but no alarm was sounding. Millions of Americans in public housing may be at similar risk.
Journalists, media organizations, world leaders and news consumers alike came together on social media Friday to celebrate World Press Freedom Day and remember journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty. “Seven months ago, Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for marriage papers while his fiancee waited outside. He […]
Analysis: Republicans say the president should focus more on the economy as he campaigns for a second term.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is engaged, but the media almost missed it altogether. The leader who garnered international praise for her handling of shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March, responding with empathy, strength and tougher gun laws, said “yes” during the Easter holidays when longtime partner Clarke Gayford popped the question, Reuters […]
(Reuters) – A cruise ship quarantined for a reported case of measles left the Caribbean island of St. Lucia late on Thursday after health officials provided 100 doses of vaccine to the ship, media reports said. The Church of Scientology cruise ship was confined in port this week by island health officials after the highly […]
BHUBANESWAR, India, May 3 (Reuters) – A cyclone barrelled into eastern India on Friday, bringing down trees and power lines and “extensively” damaging the tourist town of Puri, but there were no early reports of casualties with a million people evacuated before it made landfall. Tropical Cyclone Fani spent days building up power in the […]
The death toll from the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, has risen, seven weeks after the attack. A 46-year-old Turkish citizen who was in critical condition after the March 15 shooting at Al Noor Mosque died Friday, local time, according to statements from the New Zealand police and government. The man’s death […]
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Catholic cardinal received “foreign information” that attempts would be made this week to attack a church and another church institution, according to a letter he sent Thursday to church officials that later appeared on social media. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo and an outspoken critic of […]
BANGKOK, May 1 (Reuters) – Just days before his official coronation, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Wednesday married the deputy head of his personal guard force and gave her the title Queen Suthida. The surprise announcement was carried in the Royal Gazette, and footage from Wednesday’s wedding ceremony was later shown on the nightly Royal […]
Nearly 300 people are being quarantined on a cruise ship at the St. Lucia port in the Caribbean after a crew member was confirmed to have measles. Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, St. Lucia’s chief medical officer, confirmed the quarantine on Tuesday in a filmed statement but did not reveal the name of the cruise ship. Neither […]
Violent attacks against Jewish people have spiked significantly over the last year ― leading Jewish communities around the world to feel increasingly marginalized and anxious about their safety, researchers at Tel Aviv University have found. The number of violent attacks against Jewish people rose by 13% in 2018 compared to the previous year, according to […]
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for violating his bail conditions after seven years holed up inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. The whistleblower sought refuge at the London address in 2012 after he was accused of sexual offences in Sweden. But the 47-year-old was finally arrested last month […]
DOHA: Iran expressed renewed support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday, as the opposition called for a huge May Day protest after armed clashes erupted in the capital Caracas.Maduro said he had defeated an attempted coup on Tuesday night led by his opponent, self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido.Guaido, who is recognised as acting president by more […]
The Democratic presidential hopeful wants to use a voucher system to clean up politics — but it’s got strings attached.
It is not known why Ayman al-Drees was arrested last month. But the Bowling Green State University graduate is married to a prominent feminist.
Stephen Moore, who is President Donald Trump’s pick for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, offered up a very awkward defense of a racist joke he once told about the family of former President Barack Obama. Moore stumbled during an interview with Margaret Hoover on PBS’ “Firing Line” as he attempted to explain the […]
For nearly a quarter of a century, the American Pie Council has held the National Pie Championships to determine the cream of the crop in pie baking. Bakers are separated into amateur, professional and commercial categories for a weekend of baking and judging in Orlando, Florida. This year, the tops in the amateur field was […]
Babbel said it was “deeply sorry” after one of its ads was broadcast this week during an episode of Tucker Carlson’s controversial Fox News show. In a statement shared on Twitter Tuesday, the online language learning platform acknowledged placing an ad “with Fox.” But it “did not know it would air” during the primetime “Tucker Carlson […]
“This is the worst day in the history of UNC Charlotte,” its chancellor said.
New Jersey’s now-defunct Action Park was so well-known for its injuries and deaths that it was often dubbed “traction park” and “class action park” during its 1978-1996 operation. And despite being closed for more than 20 years, it remains an object of enough fascination that videos routinely pop up trying to explain just how insane […]
The new single and its sorbet-hued video is just a tease for Swift’s next big thing, which will probably be nothing like this song.
Analysis: The former vice president is off to a stronger-than-expected start and that may spell trouble for his Democratic rivals.