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  • 'Alien' Artist H.R. Giger Dies at 74

    H.R. Giger, the Swiss surrealist artist who designed the monster and sets for Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi pic "Alien" died May 12 at age 74. An employee of H.R. Giger Museum has confirmed Swiss media reports that Giger, born Hans Rudolf, died in Zurich...
  • H.R. Giger dies at 74; Swiss artist designed 'Alien' creatures

    Swiss artist H.R. Giger, whose otherworldly imagery was prized by science-fiction aficionados, was plagued by nightmares as a child. As an adult, his nights were more peaceful. "I could heal myself," he said in a 2011 CNN interview, "through doing my...
  • Senate panel: Caterpillar's Swiss unit dodged $2.4B in U.S. taxes

    Senate panel: Caterpillar's Swiss unit dodged $2.4B in U.S. taxes
    WASHINGTON - Caterpillar Inc avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes from 2000 through 2012 by moving profits from sales of replacement parts through a low-tax unit it set up in Switzerland, a congressional panel said on Monday. In the latest example...
  • World Cup 2014: Group-by-group schedules

    World Cup 2014: Group-by-group schedules
    The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments. The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
  • Palm Springs festival a showcase for foreign-language films

     Palm Springs festival a showcase for foreign-language films
    It makes for an unlikely combination: some of Hollywood's biggest stars rubbing up against relative obscurities from the international festival circuit. Yet that's exactly what happens each year at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which has...
  • Hooray for Bollywood: Chicago stars in 'Dhoom 3'

    Hooray for Bollywood: Chicago stars in 'Dhoom 3'
    "Call Northside 777." "Medium Cool." "The Blues Brothers." "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." "The Dark Knight." Chicago finds itself on screen a lot. As moviegoers, we can't help but bring a third eye to the experience of watching a film shot here. One eye on...
  • Russian forensic probe concludes Arafat died of natural causes

    Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes nine years ago, not from poisoning by a radioactive substance as alleged by his widow, a Russian forensic investigation has concluded. The Russian findings conflict with those of Swiss scientists,...
  • 'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir

    'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir
    Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel injured skiing, cancels Poland trip

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel injured skiing, cancels Poland trip
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel fractured a pelvic bone during a cross-country skiing accident over the holidays and will have to cancel travel and rest at home for the next three weeks, her spokesman told journalists in Berlin on Monday. Merkel, 59,...
  • Officials call for Syria measures to bolster peace talks

    BEIRUT — Diplomats on Monday pushed for a limited cease-fire in Syria, a prisoner exchange and better access for aid efforts before a peace conference scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland. At a news conference in Paris, U.S. Secretary of...
  • ASC Nominates Three Lensers for New Spotlight Award

    The American Society of Cinematographers has gone deep art house in its sensibilities, having chosen the d.p.'s behind "Renoir," "Ida" and "Winter Nomads" as the nominees for its inaugural ASC Spotlight Award. "Ida" lensers Lukasz Zal and Ryszard...