Nude photos and other potentially objectionable or illegal materials have been showing up in the iPhone application store in recent weeks, raising questions about Apple’s ability to control iPhone content.
Even in the midst of Japan’s deepest economic recession since World War II, the country’s love hotel industry is thriving.
Thirty years after his father was overthrown by a popular uprising, the former crown prince of Iran has a unique perspective on the demonstrations gripping Iran these days. On Monday, at a Washington press conference, Reza Pahlavi, the onetime heir to the peacock throne, condemned Iran’s controversial presidential election of June 12 as “an ugly moment of disrespect for both God and man” and called on the Tehran regime to allow for “freedom, democracy, human rights [and] the right to choose.” Pahlavi believes that the situation in Iran has eroded dramatically, charging that the issues go “well beyond election.
A French national was kidnapped early Saturday afternoon in southwestern Pakistan, police in Pakistan said. In “The Girl Cut in Two,” veteran French filmmaker Claude Chabrol tells the story of one young woman for whom just the opposite is true. It stars French starlet Ludivine Sagnier as a young woman who rejects the amorous advances of a flashy, wealthy man her age, in favor of a sleazy affair with a fickle, 60 year-old father figure
A grocer has told a court in Italy that an American woman accused of murdering British student Meredith Kercher was in his shop the morning after the death, contradicting the timeline she had previously given. Amanda Knox, 21, has said she was at the home of her former boyfriend and co-accused Raffaele Sollecito, 24, until 10 a.m. on the day after Knox’s roommate, Meredith Kercher, was stabbed to death
One function of celebrity is to alert the rest of us to hard truths, to teach us the lessons of love and grief.
The tenderhearted Sunshine Cleaning begins with a woman named Rose Lorkowski reading a list of affirmations from Post-it notes. “You are strong,” she tells her reflection. “You are powerful.” The audience promptly takes it under advisement that Rose is neither strong nor powerful, and she proves it a few minutes later by romping around a hotel room with her lover , a man who is obviously married and planning on staying that way.