Filming on The Hobbit trilogy will resume this month on Mt Crawford in Wellington, where a patch of bush has been transformed into a gutted citadel.
The relationship between the flamboyant pianist Liberace and his young lover has dazzled at the Cannes film festival and threw the spotlight on gay rights at the movie industry’s largest annual gathering. Director Steven Soderbergh said he struggled five years ago to secure funding for Behind the Candelabra because some financiers thought the film would only appeal to a gay audience and, at a cost of US$25 million (NZ$30.6 million), would be a financial risk
In a three-room cabin clinging to the side of Powell Mountain in Cracker's Neck, Va., Bessie Dickenson sat at her quilting one night last week while her husband, Van Buren Dickenson, gaunt and sick at 72, listened to the radio. Suddenly Dave called out: “Bessie, listen to this
This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global-news site that translates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The article below was originally published in Die Welt.
Daedalus warned his son Icarus not to fly too high, or the sun would melt his waxen wings. But the boy, intoxicated with flight, soared above his cautious father.
The echoes of the cries of joy could be heard throughout the Yemeni capital on Sunday morning.
AP Bia Mountain anchors the northwest corner of South Viet Nam's A Shau Valley, since 1966 a major infiltration route for Communist forces from the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos to the coastal cities of northern I Corps.
When Michael Dukakis was asked about news stories casting doubt on George Bush’s World War II heroism, he said, “I don’t think that kind of thing has any place in the campaign . .
The White House refused to indicate Monday whether President Obama will issue a posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson, the African-American boxing champion convicted in 1913 for dating a white woman. The House of Representatives on July 29 unanimously passed a resolution urging Obama to grant a pardon; the Senate passed a similar measure by a voice vote on June 24