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Keys, lightbulbs tied to Thomas Edison sell at auction

DALLAS (AP) -- Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and some of the lightbulbs that he perfected sold for more than $60,000 at auction on Saturday.The keys sold for $10,625 at an auction run by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. A bulb created by a German invent...

Updated : 2016.12.04 16:56

International push aims to protect endangered heritage

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) - Representatives from dozens of countries gathered in Abu Dhabi on Friday to focus on setting up a $100 million fund to protect and restore heritage sites threa...

Updated : 2016.12.04 13:48

French choreographer Millepied starts anew in LA

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- French choreographer Benjamin Millepied, who spectacularly left the Paris Opera Ballet earlier this year, will mark his return to Los Angeles this week with a new show.The dance star -- husband of Hollywood actress Natalie Portman -- also revealed he is working on a fe...

Updated : 2016.12.04 13:29

[Weekender] The art of writing in spotlight again

The rapid adoption of digital devices in recent years is reshaping the concept of writing. A growing number of people view writing as a synonym of typing on PC or taking notes on their smartphones. Fo...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:36

[Weekender] Hangeul calligraphy goes mainstream

There was a time when Chinese character calligraphers criticized Hangeul calligraphy for being “too unsophisticated.” Luckily, a few calligraphers ignored the comments and mastered their craft in Ha...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:32

[Eye Interview] Head full of dreams, feet on the ground

The music video for British rock band Coldplay’s track “Up & Up,” released last year from the album “A Head Full of Dreams,” has been described as “magical.”The video features a montage of movi...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:24

[Weekender] Beautiful writing goes beyond words

Nestled in the design books section of Kyobo Book Center in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, calligraphy workbooks are displayed in a separate stall as a special collection. According to Kyobo Book Center, callig...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:24

[Newsmaker] Jeju's women divers gain UNESCO recognition

When the female divers of Jeju Island emerge from their minutes-long foray underwater, they let out a much-awaited sigh. Called “sumbi,” the exhalation releases carbon dioxide from the lungs with a ...

Updated : 2016.12.01 17:11

Rebuilding history? Debate rages over lost Afghan Buddhas

BAMIYAN, Afghanistan (AFP) -- For centuries they stood, two monumental ancient statues of Buddha carved into the cliffs of Bamiyan, loved and revered by generations of Afghans -- only to be pulverized...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:35

Celebrities express fury over President Park’s address

Celebrities are voicing anger via social media over President Park Geun-hye’s Tuesday announcement, in which she said she would let the National Assembly decide the fate of her presidency.“I am so a...

Updated : 2016.11.30 16:00

Pirelli launches covered-up 2017 calendar with top actresses

PARIS (AP) -- Pirelli on Tuesday unveiled the 2017 edition of its famed calendar, which sees photographer Peter Lindbergh mature beyond snaps of seminude models and set his lens on Hollywood.The calen...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:06

Van Gogh Museum rules out debate over ‘lost’ notebook

THE HAGUE (AFP) – Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum ruled out Tuesday a public debate over the authenticity of a book of sketches that an art historian has said belonged to the Dutch impressionist.Bogomil...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:02

Germany's 'Mr. Flirt' teaches refugees how to pick up women

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) -- The subject was pickup lines, and Germany’s “Mr. Flirt” offered a few examples to his class of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. “I really love the scent of your perfume,” he s...

Updated : 2016.11.29 14:36

Korean celebrities speak out against President Park 

Korean celebrities are actively joining in the protest against President Park Geun-hye, who is currently embroiled in a scandal for allegedly leaking state documents and funneling funds from businesse...

Updated : 2016.11.27 15:49

Stairs from Eiffel Tower sell for over half a million euros

PARIS (AFP) - A section of stairs from the Eiffel Tower in Paris sold for more than half a million euros, auctioneers said Wednesday -- more than 10 times the pre-sales estimate.The 14 wrought-iron st...

Updated : 2016.11.24 14:17