Pingtung in southern Taiwan turns city into ‘street art galleries’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Streets in Pingtung City and Kenting have been given a makeover, with the Pingtung County Government inviting local and international artists to reimagine common objects, ...

In the footsteps of Frankenstein's monster

A dark rainy night, a medical laboratory, candlelight, body parts - and a vision of a creation meant to found a new species. That is the key moment in Mary Shelley’s novel "Frankenstein&quo...

Robin Williams artworks, memorabilia to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) — Artworks owned by Robin Williams and memorabilia from his career including autographed scripts, awards and props will be auctioned in the fall. Sotheby's announced Fr...

Taipei’s Bangka Cultural Carnival to kick off on July 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The organizers of the 2018 Bangka Cultural Carnival, which will kick off at 7 p.m. at the Bangka Park in Taipei’s Wanhua District on Friday, July 20, welcome the public to ...

ReaLawState Addresses Toronto’s Refugee Crisis

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 5, 2018--As Toronto struggles with an unprecedented refugee and housing crisis of its own, ReaLawState, a new real estate brokerage founded by practicing lawyers, will wo...

Street artist Banksy splashes Paris with works on migrants

PARIS (AP) — Banksy is believed to have taken his message on migration to Paris, which has seen seven works attributed to the provocative British street artist. The works attributed ...

The Latest: Banksy apparently talking migration in Paris

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 10:50 a.m. The provocative street artist Banksy is believed to have taken his mess...

Wynwood Brewing Co. Unveils New Brand Packaging in Time for Five Year Anniversary

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--Shortly after unveiling a refreshed logo earlier this year, Wynwood Brewing Company proudly reveals a bold design change for its brand packaging. Sharing a previe...

Tributes paid to 3 London graffiti artists killed by a train

LONDON (AP) — Members of London's street art scene are mourning three graffiti artists who died after being hit by a train. Flowers and cans of spray paint were left Tuesday outside ...

From Bricks to Books: LEGO® Artist Nathan Sawaya is Putting Down the Brick & Picking Up the Pen for a New Series of Children’s Books

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2018--Nathan Sawaya has been one of the most influential names in LEGO ® and art circles for years. Now, he’s ready to tell his story and share life lessons throu...

Wine and waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — The Columbia River Gorge is a marvel of nature known for spectacular waterfalls, scenery and hiking. But it's also famous in the world of wine. The region's g...

Christmas in Bethlehem: Trump's Jerusalem shift looms large

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital looms large in Christmas festivities this year in the traditional birthplace of Jesus. ...

On Penang island, it's all about art, eats and old streets

GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia (AP) — Penang is the rare tropical island where hitting the town beats lazing on the beach. Fortune-seekers from China, Europe and India have been drawn to this...

Knowing what’s next! WGSN editor forecasts fashion trends at TaipeiINStyle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world’s leader in fashion trend forecasts, WGSN, joined the 2017 TaipeiINStyle, the Taipei edition fashion week, during which its senior editor Anupreet Bhui del...

Rio rethinks favela tourism amid wave of violence

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As authorities in Brazil tackled crime earlier this decade, opening Rio de Janeiro's hillside favelas to tourists seemed like a winning idea. The views are breathtaking, the slum...