Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction

LONDON (AP) — Banksy’s playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for 7.6 million pounds ($9.8 million), the second-highest price ever paid for a work by the British street ar...

25 years ago, a prayer service gave hope to a shaken America

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Search-and-rescue workers came straight from the blast site, hard hats atop their heads and mud and grime on their boots. Relatives of the missing joined loved ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, April 13, the 104th day of 2020. There are 262 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 13,...

Calla lilies blooming in Taipei’s Zhuzihu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Calla lilies are blossoming at the Zhuzihu (竹子湖) community in Yangmingshan National Park a couple of weeks ahead of the festival dedicated to their annual bloom. The co...

Wuhan coronavirus hits Taiwan demand for roses on Valentine’s Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Demand for roses this Valentine’s Day dropped by a third in Taiwan due to fears of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), reports said Friday (Feb. 14). The roses were...

Show me the Monet: Boston's Museum of Fine Arts turns 150

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is getting ready to show you the Monet. The venerable museum turned 150 on Tuesday, and one of its biggest birthday gifts is a forthcoming ...

Convicted in massacre, Suriname's leader hangs on tight

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Zahara Kamperveen laid white lilies before a glossy black plaque, then gently touched the name of her grandfather, a radio-station owner executed by a military junta in Sur...

Badgley Mischka evokes an island flair at NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK (AP) — All that was missing was the sand at the Badgley Mischka spring/summer show that featured floral prints, bathing suits and glitzy evening gowns, evoking island flair. ...

Huge NY show honors Brazilian Modern landscape architect

NEW YORK (AP) — Through flowers, foliage and works of art, a big botanical garden show distills the genius of influential Brazilian artist and landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx. ...

Sciamma's 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' sends Cannes swooning

CANNES, France (AP) — Since her shimmering, shattering period romance "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Céline Sciamma has had some ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2019. There are 262 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 1...

Taiwan Calla Lily Festival kicks off today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Calla Lily Festival at Yangmingshan National Park's Zhuzihu area kicks off today, offering not only spectacular vistas of calla lilies but also a farmer's ma...

Taiwan Calla Lily Festival kicks off tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Calla Lily Festival at Yangmingshan National Park's Zhuzihu area kicks off tomorrow (March 29), offering not only spectacular vistas of calla lilies but also a f...

Taoyuan Calla Lily Festival set to impress in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taoyuan Calla Lily Festival will take place April 4-21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Taoyuan’s Department of Tourism said on Tuesday (March 26). This year's...

Set a date for Taiwan’s Calla Lily Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The main attractions at the Calla Lily Festival this year will be beautiful landscapes and music concerts, according to Taipei’s Department of Economic Development (...