| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Last year the trip-planning website Tripomatic calculated one simple, fascinating statistic: In different cities across the globe, how long can $100 last?
Presuming a traveler stayed in the cheapest possible accommodation (usually a shared dorm), took...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:37 PM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A daily dose of powerful anti-HIV medicine helped cut the risk of infection with the virus by 49 percent in intravenous drug users in a Bangkok study that showed for the first time such a preventive step can work in this high-risk...
| Feb 28, 2013
P.S. Bangkok is one of those Thai restaurants that was around when not many Thai restaurants were, and even back then, it stood out as exotic.
The place opened in 1983 on what was a not-so-bustling stretch of Clark Street south of Wrigley Field (doors...
| Mar 3, 2013
KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic — We had been collecting frequent-flier points for years. My husband, Keith, and I thought that, yes, of course, we would use them. We would fly around the world. Business class. Maybe next year.
Queen Latifah shoved...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 6:24 AM
BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil snapped two days of steep losses Friday. Ample supplies and worries about the global economic outlook kept gains in check.
Benchmark crude for April delivery was up 42 cents to $93.26 a barrel at midday Bangkok time...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Thailand has a solid tradition of moviegoing, but its main lures for bizzers are its spectacular scenery for location work and well-appointed facilities. There were 636 foreign productions shot in the nation last year, a rise of 45% over the previous...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:35 AM
The attorney for Michael Jackson’s family in its wrongful-death lawsuit said Thursday a doctor testified in a deposition that he injected Jackson with morphine while the singer was touring Asia and that he told a current AEG executive Jackson was...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:14 AM
CANNES -- The Ryan Gosling-Nicolas Refn collaboration “Only God Forgives” premieres to the media at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday morning before playing in a public gala Wednesday night. The movie, which reunites the star and...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The wallpaper emotes more than Ryan Gosling does in "Only God Forgives," an exercise in supreme style and minimal substance from "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn. In retrospect, the controlled catatonia of Gosling's previous perfs is nothing compared...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
When Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn brought his Ryan Gosling-starring thriller "Drive" to the Cannes competition two years ago, he earned largely rave reviews and a directing prize. It remains to be seen what this year's Steven Spielberg-led jury...
| May 19, 2013
Like a lot of folks, I've got a bucket list of things I want to do and see before I head to the big mall in the sky.
Mine's a little different than most. I call it "999 places to shop before I die."
The list includes the world's most iconic, exotic,...