'Black Panther' designer Ruth Carter on her start, Spike Lee

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a big week for Ruth E. Carter, who on Sunday could become the first African-American to win an Academy Award for costume design through her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in "Black ...

Bookings for viewing fireflies in E. Taiwan’s Danongdafu Forest Park available now

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Danongdafu Forest Park (大農大富平地森林園區) in Taiwan’s eastern county of Hualien offers the earliest opportunities for viewing fireflies, and this year the organized viewing act...

DC's many prankster activists turn anger into street theater

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation's capital, it can be hard for protesters to stand out. Fifty people — or even 500 — holding signs and shouting hardly merits a second glance in this city of protests. ...

Julia Roberts to receive George Eastman Award for movie work

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Julia Roberts will be this year's recipient of the George Eastman Award, given to honor contributions to the art of cinema. The George Eastman Museum i...

Retailers, fashion brands struggle with racial insensitivity

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and top fashion brands like Gucci and Prada keep apologizing for products that smack of racial insensitivity. The big question is: Why does it keep happenin...

Lantern festival activities across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many places in Taiwan have been holding activities to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 19 this year. Here is a list of popular activities th...

Gene Littler, US Amateur and US Open champion, dies

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gene Littler, whose fluid swing carried him to 29 victories on the PGA Tour and a U.S. Open title at Oakland Hills, has died. Littler died Friday night with his fami...

Ready, Aim, Tweet; Brown fires at Roethlisberger, Tomlin

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown's laundry list of issues with the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to include a problem with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's leadership style and how head coach Mike Tomlin...

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from encr...

Met Museum says it's returning stolen coffin to Egypt

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art says it's returning a prized artifact to Egypt after learning it was stolen from the country in 2011. The Met said Friday that t...

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Following an outcry from many of the movie industry's most prominent figures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its decision to present four awards during th...

Body found on island 26 years ago has been identified

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A body found on an island off Connecticut 26 years ago has finally been identified. The Hour reports that Norwalk police on Thursday announced that using finger...

Ferrari presents new F1 car to challenge Mercedes

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari unveiled its new Formula One car on Friday, one that it hopes can finally end its title drought. Team principal Mattia Binotto and drivers Sebastian V...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, February 16-24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As always there are tons of interesting events happening all around Taipei this month. For those looking to experience what the city has to offer, here are some suggested ...

10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few w...