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Dyslexic dancer writes his own language

Dyslexic dancer writes his own language

For British choreographer and dancer Aakash Odedra, dyslexia is the source of his creativity....

Zhou Yubin | June 23, 2019, Sunday


Frenchman walks fine line defying gravity

Frenchman walks fine line defying gravity

Weeks from his 70th birthday, and a few decades from his famous high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, French tightrope artist Philippe Petit continues to defy gravity....

Thomas Urbain | June 23, 2019, Sunday


The looting of Tunisia’s treasures

The looting of Tunisia’s treasures

STANDING near the shrine of the Sufi saint Sidi Boughanem in western Tunisia, Karim points to the earth below his feet. “There are stairs under the ground,” he said. “We started digging, but we had to ...

Layli Foroudi | June 23, 2019, Sunday


Is this the gun that killed van Gogh?

Is this the gun that killed van Gogh?

THE revolver with which Vincent van Gogh is believed to have shot himself sold for 162,500 euros (US$182,000) at a Paris auction on Wednesday — nearly three times the estimate. Billed as “the most famous ...

June 23, 2019, Sunday


Israel digitizes ledgers from Jews in Europe

Israel digitizes ledgers from Jews in Europe

ISRAEL’S National Library has digitized a rare collection of communal ledgers from long-lost Jewish communities in Europe, offering the public a chance to study an era seen as a golden age of Jewish self-governance. The ...

June 23, 2019, Sunday


It’s delicious hotpot, but not as we know it

It’s delicious hotpot, but not as we know it

Hu Hu Tang will change your perception of a standard Chinese hotpot....

Patsy Yang | June 23, 2019, Sunday


The first ‘journey to the west’ for many in Shanghai

The first ‘journey to the west’ for many in Shanghai

DEDA is one of the oldest Western restaurants in Shanghai, dating back to 1897. It’s the iconic, nostalgic venue for the older generation of locals. It’s where they had their first taste of Western food ...

Yang Di | June 23, 2019, Sunday


Preserving the art of Japan’s washi paper

Preserving the art of Japan’s washi paper

ONCE an indispensable part of daily life in Japan, ultra-thin washi paper was used for everything from writing and painting to lampshades, umbrellas and sliding doors, but demand has plunged as lifestyles ...

Natsuko Fukue | June 23, 2019, Sunday


This summer, spice up your meat dishes with a little bit of fruit

This summer, spice up your meat dishes with a little bit of fruit

CHICKEN feet, passionfruit and lemon may seem an unlikely combo, but the summery recipe is now trending on Chinese social media as the perfect snack for movie nights. Traditionally, fruits mostly remain ...

Li Anlan | June 23, 2019, Sunday


Planting the seeds of better crops to help feed the world

Planting the seeds of better crops to help feed the world

A SEED developer from the Netherlands credited with introducing high-quality disease-resistant vegetable seeds to more than 60 countries including the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia has been awarded ...

David Pitt | June 23, 2019, Sunday




 

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