| May 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
— Invariably, the Cannes Film Festival chooses a striking image for its official annual poster. But the 2013 version can be seen as a particularly apt metaphor for the dual nature of the world's most essential cinema event.
| May 23, 2013
| 4:00 AM
CANNES, France — Visitors exiting the Carlton hotel's front door on this city's beachfront main street this week can't help but see a giant map of France with Cannes listed as being a "Safe Zone." "This Is the Safest Place to Be," one poster...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Somewhere in the world, there is a Sriracha fan who has turned his beard into a bowl. It sags below his chin in the form of an elongated cup made of wiry brown hairs. He fills the beard bowl with ramen noodles. And before eating them with a pair of wooden...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Huy Fong Foods Sriracha has become a condiment king over the last 30 years, and Illinois filmmaker Griffin Hammond wants to make sure everyone knows why.
Hammond, 28, is making a 30-minute short documentary devoted to the fiery sauce and Huy Fong...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Noma in Copenhagen was named the No. 1 restaurant on the annual list of the "World's 50 Best Restaurants" at an awards ceremony Monday at the Guildhall in London. The four-time champ reclaimed its title after Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca,...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
After the North Korean coal mine where she worked stopped paying salaries, Park Kyung Ok tried her hand at business.
Buttons and zippers, candy and dried squid, fabric, plastic tarpaulins, men's suits and cigarettes.
"I sold just about everything,"...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Something tastes … different these days at Epcot.
The bulk of the beverage lineup at the theme park's Club Cool has been overhauled, bringing in seven new tastes from far-flung ends of Earth. It's located on the edge of Future World, and with its...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:13 PM
The masking tape-covered package wasn't exactly square. It looked more like a 5-foot-tall igloo.
When volunteers took to ripping it open with great gusto, a white head was revealed. Ears, a trunk and legs followed.
This fiberglass baby elephant...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:57 AM
A human rights group on Friday criticized a Dunkin' Donuts advertising campaign running in Thailand that features a model whose face is painted black to sell a chocolate doughnut.
Dunkin' Donuts Thailand recently started running ads for its "Charcoal...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Dunkin' Donuts on Friday apologized and will pull an advertising campaign running in Thailand that features a model in blackface makeup offering a chocolate doughnut.
Dunkin' Donuts in Thailand had come under fire Friday for an ad that the Human Rights...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Two men have been arrested in Thailand after singer Rihanna posted a picture with an endangered animal they were allegedly using to sell photo ops on the island of Phuket.
The "Stay" songstress, who is no stranger to racy selfies, posted one...