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Writing China: Faith and Love in a Shenzhen Brothel

It’s an enduring mystery for anyone who has spent significant time walking China’s streets: What world lurks in the backrooms of the ubiquitous, neon-lit hair salons conspicuously staffed by scantily clad women? Hounded to near-extinction under [...]

Award-winning Eagle guitar flies into production

Paul Ridden writes: At first glance, it looks 3D-printed but the Eagle from Spain’s David Flores Loredo is actually fashioned from wood. The futuristic-looking double-horned guitar sports a body that’s full of shapely holes to help cut [...]

‘Twin Peaks’: What the Critics Are Saying

David Lynch brought back his iconic series to Showtime and reviewers are finding it just as strange, funny and weird as the original. Abid Rahman writes: After almost 26 years, David Lynch’s Twin Peaks returned to TV Sunday. Showtime aired the [...]

[VIDEO] Listening To Blade Runner

In the futuristic year of 2019, Los Angeles has become a dark and depressing metropolis, filled with urban decay. Rick Deckard, an ex-cop, is a “Blade Runner”. Blade runners are people assigned to assassinate “replicants”. [...]

Netflix Controversy Casts Shadow Over Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — The 70th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday under the lights of Cote D’Azur sunshine and high-wattage stars such as Will Smith and Marion Cotillard. But a brewing storm over Netflix’s place at the world’s most [...]

China Puts Rocket Launchers on South China Sea Island

BEIJING (Reuters) — China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea to ward off Vietnamese military combat divers, according to a state-run newspaper, offering new details on China’s ongoing military build-up. [...]

Princess Mako Heading to Altar After 5-Year Romance

Princess Mako, the oldest daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, dated Kei Komuro for about five years before deciding on their upcoming engagement — a happy surprise to her friends and people who have met her during her official visits. [...]

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Off its Coast

The South Korean military says North Korea launched an unidentified projectile early Saturday morning, according to Reuters. The news agency says the unidentified projectile was fired from North Korea’s west coast, citing a South Korean [...]