Singer Art Garfunkel reveals feelings, thoughts in new book

"What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man" (Knopf), by Art Garfunkel Art Garfunkel once envisioned a simple life as a mathematics teacher. He earned a master's degr...

The Challenge of bringing Foreign Music to Taiwan

Many have criticized the lack of attention and support that the arts and art education receive in Taiwan.  This is an regular topic of discussion for those working in the field, and especially tr...

Mexico honors its greatest wrestler, El Santo, at centennial

TULANCINGO, Mexico (AP) — You may have never heard the name Rodolfo Guzman. But his silver-masked alter ego, El Santo, was a larger-than-life presence in professional wrestling rings...

Demi Lovato to help war-scarred children in Iraq

NEW YORK (AP) — Demi Lovato has been named a Global Citizen mental health ambassador at the organization's music festival in New York City's Central Park. The singer who has struggle...

African art museum opens in Cape Town; Tutu is early visitor

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has attended the opening of a museum of contemporary African art in Cape Town. Tutu, who rarely makes public appearances...

Former TV sports anchor holds exhibition to promote the legalization of euthanasia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to promote the legalization of euthanasia in Taiwan, 85-year-old former TV sports anchor, Fu Da-jen (傅達仁), opened an art exhibition Thursday at Taipei C...

Taipei Fine Arts Museum to shut down for renovations from October until the end of summer 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) announced September 18 that the museum would be entirely closed to undergo major renovations, starting from October 11 until the en...

UK bases in Cyprus employ drones to catch songbird poachers

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police at Britain's two military bases on Cyprus say the use of a state-of-the-art drone will greatly boost their ongoing crackdown on the illicit trapping of small migratory bi...

Council urges Massachusetts museum to stop sale of art works

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Cultural Council is the latest organization to come out against a Pittsfield museum's plan to sell 40 works of art including two by Norman Rockwell. ...

Asia-Pacific festival in Taipei to showcase region’s cultural diversity

The 2017 Asia-Pacific Culture Day is set to take place Sept. 23-24 at Taipei Main Station, highlighting government efforts to strengthen ties with Republic of China (Taiwan) diplomatic allies and part...

Jasper Johns to leave Connecticut estate for artists retreat

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Famed painter Jasper Johns is making plans for his rural estate in the Connecticut hills to become an artists' retreat after he's gone. The 87-year-old artist,...

Romania's Merry Cemetery offers visitors dark humor

SAPANTA, Romania (AP) — Death isn't always tragic, at least not in this Romanian cemetery, where the dead beguile visitors with tales of their lives. The Merry Cemetery in the northw...

The curious figure of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), the current mayor of Taipei is an interesting figure, and one that may be setting Taiwan's political future in a new direction. Many might say that glob...

Oh brother: Hank Green, sibling of John Green, has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — John Green isn't the only author in his family. Green's brother and YouTube collaborator, Hank Green, has a two-book deal with the Penguin Random House imprint Dutton...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending September 15: Fiction 1. It by Stephen King, narrated by Steven Weber (Simon & Schuster Audio) 2. A...