| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Star Chinese Movies has been through a succession of changes in its 20-year history, changes that reflect many of the currents in Chinese cinema and Asian television -- not to mention the shifting tastes of the audiences it serves.
"Hong Kong films...
| May 20, 2014
Your best chances of scoring a "free" frequent flyer domestic seat are on Southwest and JetBlue, a repeat of last year's performance. That's from the latest Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey, produced by IdeaWorks. US Airways replaced perennial...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Nominees for the 35th annual Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards were announced today, honoring excellence in television and media content from around the globe. Nominees in the Serial Drama category, which is currently a shortlist of 25 entries,...
| 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,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Oakwood Worldwide hopes to triple its pioneering extended-stay housing brand through a new joint venture that will spend $4 billion to buy and build furnished apartment buildings globally.
The partnership that the Los Angeles company has struck with...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Although residents of Los Angeles and New York may complain about the high cost of living, the two cities can seem like a bargain compared with the truly wallet-squeezing metropolises of the world.
Singapore, the city-state in Southeast Asia, takes...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There are two broad categories of government reformer. One is the type who tries addressing government inequities where and as they occur — a housing crisis here, a water crisis there, racial discrimination here, there and everywhere. Then there's...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The purported unmasking of Satoshi Nakamoto by Newsweek on Thursday trumped any other bitcoin news. Whatever else was going on in the world of the world's favorite virtual currency pretty much got ignored. Makes sense.
But to show just how strange...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:30 AM
PARIS - Pablo Giorgelli's "Invisible," Igor Drljaca's "Tabija" and Daniel Castro Zimbron's "The Darkness" (pictured, in concept art) are among 15 projects that will be pitched at the Cannes Festival's 10th Cinefondation-Atelier, a co-production mart and...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:44 PM
In a classroom on Chicago's South Side, four students made final preparations this week to compete in a debate halfway around the world in a language they have studied for only a handful of years.
The students from Lindblom Math and Science Academy in...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Singapore, where visitors walk over light art installation titled 'The Pool' during the i Light Marina Bay 2014 festival in Singapore. i Light Marina Bay is a sustainable light art festival featuring 28...