Employee? Independent contractor? How to keep it legal

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners who want to use independent contractors need to be sure these workers really aren't employees. Federal and state government agencies are on the ...

Australia and Taiwan share common values: envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australia’s top envoy to Taiwan, Gary Cowan, said that Australia and Taiwan share common values and a deepening relationship during an event in Taipei on Jan. 23, re...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2019. There are 342 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 23,...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Jan. 27: Actor James Cromwell ("Murder in the First," ''Babe") is 79. Actor John Witherspoon (TV's "The Boondocks," ''Friday") is 77. Drummer Nick Mason of Pink Floyd is 75. Singer Nedra Talley of The...

'Roma,' 'Cold War' among foreign-language Oscar nominees

LONDON (AP) — Films from Mexico, Poland, Lebanon, Japan and Germany are competing in the Academy Awards race for best foreign-language film. Five nominees announced Tuesday include A...

Tribute restaurant for Taiwan's Teresa Teng opens in China's capital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A museum-cum-restaurant in Beijing has become a permanent tribute to Taiwan’s premiere pop star Teresa Teng. The New York Times reports the shrine is a multi-stor...

Taiwanese calligraphy artist integrates tai chi martial arts into creation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese calligraphy artist Yahon Chang's (張耀煌) solo exhibition titled In Situ featuring eastern philosophy is showcasing at National Taiwan University Public Dormito...

Artist KAWS showcases giant 'Companion' figure at Taipei CKS Memorial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. artist and designer known as KAWS revealed his largest work of his signature character “Companion” in Taipei on Friday, Jan. 17. The 36 meter long ...

Inside a big top, Dior puts on circus-themed couture

PARIS (AP) — Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a ludic couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobat...

International artists envisage the future at 4000 CE Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A small, inconspicuous art space in the basement of a hairdresser’s is the perfect location for an exhibition that showcases alternative perspectives on our planet&r...

Kenzo explores designer's roots at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — Psychedelic Peruvian paintings covered panel upon panel of Kenzo's fall menswear show that celebrated of one of the designer's fascinating Chinese-Peruvian heritage. Her...

James Blake, music's most requested collaborator, opens up

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones. He's had a role on two of the greatest albums of the last decade — Beyonce's delicious "Lemonade...

Banksy mural on garage in Wales sold but will stay in place

LONDON (AP) — A British art dealer says he has bought a mural stenciled by street artist Banksy on a garage wall in Wales for more than 100,000 pounds ($129,000). The artwork in Port...

Review: Maggie Rogers, excitingly, delivers on early promise

Maggie Rogers, "Heard It in a Past Life" (Capitol Records) The moment most people first heard Maggie Rogers was likely memorable. The song she sang in a viral video clip wasn't quite...

Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For decades, Jackie Shane was a musical mystery: a riveting black transgender soul singer who packed out nightclubs in Toronto in the 1960s, but then disappeared after 1971. ...