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  • 100 years and beyond

    December 19, 2013 3:08 AM 8

    At 100 years old, renowned Japanese artist Toko Shinoda continues to paint. But only when she fancies. The artist is famed for elegant paintings with a minimalist bent that are grounded in Japanese calligraphy. She has also drawn praise as a trailblazer in abstract art for bridging tradition and modernity in Japanese ink wash paintings. In an e-mail

  • Viki Launches On China’s Baidu To Expand Further In The World’s Biggest Online Video Market

    December 19, 2013 12:02 AM 28

    Video streaming site Viki, which allows users to write subtitles in over 160 languages, is expanding in China’s online video market by launching on Baidu, the country’s biggest search engine, with around 237 million monthly active users of its video service. Over the past 18 months, Viki has been pushing aggressively in China’s online video market. Some of the recent

  • KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

    December 18, 2013 5:42 PM 17

    PARIS (AP) - This one's not for people with a fear of heights: A French tourism company has suspended a glass cube with a see-through bottom from a peak in the Alps, offering a breathtaking view a kilometer down. Billed as the tallest attraction in Europe, the structure was three years in the making. It includes five transparent sides made of three layers

  • Yemeni Bride’s Father Demands One Million Facebook Likes as Dowry

    December 18, 2013 5:05 PM 4

    In what has been described as the most bizarre dowry demand ever in Yemen, a father has asked his daughter’s husband-to-be to get one million likes to his Facebook profile. Salem Ayash, a poet from the city of Taiz, has got 30,170 followers to his Facebook profile so far. While the strange payment demand for dowry has set the social media in Yemen abuzz

  • Joaquin Phoenix loved Kanye West's Yeezus

    December 18, 2013 3:10 PM 10

    Joaquin Phoenix says Kanye West's 'Yeezus' gig was ''f**king brilliant''. The 39-year-old actor had a great time watching the show - which hit headlines earlier in the year when Kanye was joined on stage by a man dressed to resemble Jesus - in Los Angeles and it reminded him of the ''fun'' he had during his adolescence. He told MTV News: ''I went and I saw his tour recently

  • Judd Apatow To Be Honored At Costume Designers Guild Awards (Yes, THAT Judd Apatow)

    December 18, 2013 2:30 PM 18

    We never thought of Judd Apatow as a particularly fashionable dude. In fact, once interviewed on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival Party, the director quipped, "Everyone here is better dressed than me. What's happening? I thought this was like a film festival and you don't dress up." But lo and behold, Apatow is about to be honored

  • Most Googled destinations in 2013

    December 18, 2013 9:35 AM 15

    (CNN) -- One country's dusty backyard is another country's dream vacation, according to Google's 2013 year-in-review list. Published Tuesday, the Zeitgeist charts reveal the hottest travel destinations by country. The data is divided into two kinds of lists. The first reflects the "trending" destinations -- those that show the greatest growth in searches

  • Judd Apatow's design prize

    December 18, 2013 9:14 AM 16

    The producer-and-comedian may not always be the most stylish himself, but he is now set to pick up the Distinguished Collaborator honour at the fashionable event. Judd has worked with costume designer Leesa Evans on smash hit Bridesmaids, where he supported work on clothing for the likes of Kristen Wiig and Rebel Wilson. On TV series Girls, the movie

  • Singaporeans' top-searched travel destinations 2013

    December 18, 2013 7:49 AM 18

    Singaporeans' top-searched travel destinations 2013 SINGAPORE - Google announced its annual Year End Zeitgeist, a look at 2013 through the collective eyes of the world on the web, offering a unique perspective on the year's major events and hottest trends based on Google searches conducted in Singapore. When it comes to travel, short trips and weekend

  • #BBCtrending: Father in Yemen seeks one million Facebook 'likes' as dowry

    December 18, 2013 5:12 AM 14

    A father in Yemen has asked, not for money, but for one million Facebook "likes" as dowry for his daughter's hand in marriage. Yemen is a very traditional society, but one marriage there has been given a very modern twist. Instead of asking his daughter's husband-to-be for a dowry payment, Salem Ayash, a poet from the city of Taiz, has asked for one million