Giant bong, huggable buds: Marijuana museum opens in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a muse...

Review: In 'Colette,' a literary great is finally unbound

Wash Westmoreland's "Colette" is a very British movie about a very French feminist icon. A handsome and lively period film, it's too timid to capture the ravenous appetites of the literary force that ...

Eudora Welty gets first marker on Mississippi writers trail

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail. Now, with the dedication of a marker t...

Winners of photo contest to promote Philippines in Taiwan announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) recently announced the winners of photo contest held to promote the Philippines and celebrate Filipino worker...

MACK photobook exhibition comes to MOOM Bookstore in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Bookworms in Taiwan should take note, for the rest of September, British publisher MACK has teamed up with Taipei’s MOOM bookstore to offer a unique exhibition of pho...

Tibetan culture showcased and celebrated with five-month festival across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The annual Tibetan Culture and Art Festival Taiwan kicked off on Sept. 7, with a traditional Tibetan art exhibition held at the at the National Center for Traditional Arts...

Japan's next emperor heads to France for goodwill visit

TOKYO (AP) — Crown Prince Naruhito, Japan's next emperor, was heading to France on Friday for a nine-day goodwill visit. His 84-year-old father, Emperor Akihito, is abdicating next year, handing the C...

Photographer charged for filming 12 nude Taiwanese women with hidden GoPro cam in shower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A wedding studio photographer has been charged with offenses against privacy after allegedly secretly taking nude photos of up to 12 women during a trip to Penghu, reported&nbs...

Taiwanese photo in the running for World Meteorological Organization calendar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A picture taken by a staff member at Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau is in the running to be featured in the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) calendar...

Review: Book explores weird, wonderful filmmaker David Lynch

"Room to Dream" by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna (Random House) The simplest avenue for beginning to understand filmmaker David Lynch might be found in a childhood friend's observ...

AP WAS THERE: John McCain released after 5½ years as a POW

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — In October 1967, John McCain was a 31-year-old Navy lieutenant commander on his 23rd bombing round over North Vietnam when he was shot out of the sky and taken prisoner. McCain, ...

AP WAS THERE: John McCain released after 5½ years as a POW

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — In October 1967, John McCain was a 31-year-old Navy lieutenant commander on his 23rd bombing round over North Vietnam when he was shot out of the sky and taken prisoner. McCain, ...

Burning Man organizers stress the importance of consent

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The #MeToo movement is making its way to Burning Man. Organizers are reminding attendees that just because the counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert is know...

US appeals court revives suit over border crossing photos

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit that accuses U.S. Customs and Border Protection of illegally barring photography at border crossings. The 9th U.S. ...

Taiwan's Taichung Cultural Heritage Park takes on new mission

TAICHUNG (Taiwan Today) -- A century ago it was a Japanese distillery but today the 5.6-hectare factory complex is one of Taiwan’s most dynamic cultural centers, offering a melange of art, educa...