Gehry's Vuitton art museum to set sail in Paris

Oct 19, 2014

Gehry's Vuitton art museum to set sail in Paris

Billowing sails of glass will join the Eiffel Tower and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart as permanent fixtures of the Paris skyline this month when the new Louis Vuitton contemporary art museum, designed by Frank Gehry, opens to the public. Thirteen years in ...

Ancient Chinese people mystify

Oct 19, 2014

Ancient Chinese people mystify

When the mysterious people of China’s Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why. What they did leave was a gigantic cache of intricately ...

Archaeologists seek movie set in California sands

Oct 19, 2014

Archaeologists seek movie set in California sands

Archaeologists working in the sand dunes along the California coast are digging up ancient sphinxes — made of plaster. More than 90 years ago, filmmaker Cecile B. DeMille erected 21 giant sphinxes and a temple as a set for the silent black-and-white classic movie ...

U2's Bono says glaucoma is reason for trademark sunglasses

Oct 18, 2014

U2's Bono says glaucoma is reason for trademark sunglasses

U2 frontman Bono has revealed the mystery behind his trademark sunglasses: The Irish rocker has glaucoma. Bono told British TV chat show host Graham Norton he had suffered from the condition for two decades, according to a preview clip released on Friday ahead of ...

Oct 16, 2014

U2's Bono says 'oops' for iTunes album download

U2 lead singer Bono apologized Wednesday to iTunes users who objected to receiving an automatic download of the Irish rock group’s latest album in September in conjunction with the launch of new Apple iPhones. The release of the band’s 11-track “Songs of Innocence” free ...

Oct 16, 2014

JK Rowling working on three new wizard movies

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is working on three new wizard-based movies to be released starting in 2016, studio giant Warner Bros. announced Wednesday. The first, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” will be directed by David Yates, who directed the last four ...

Oct 12, 2014

U2 go from rock legends to accused spammers

U2 and Apple planned the gesture for maximum publicity — a concert by the Irish mega-stars at the tech giant’s latest product launch, with the surprise that their new album had just been released for free to the world’s half-billion iTunes customers. As physical ...

Stephen Hawking is guest vocalist on new Pink Floyd album

Oct 9, 2014

Stephen Hawking is guest vocalist on new Pink Floyd album

Pink Floyd’s first studio album in two decades will be without estranged ex-member Roger Waters, but one vocalist from the last record is staying on: physicist Stephen Hawking. Song credits leaked onto the Internet of Pink Floyd’s “The Endless River” — one of the ...

Oct 1, 2014

Classic video game Tetris to be made into a movie

The classic video game Tetris, in which players slot a cascade of tumbling blocks together, is being turned into a science-fiction movie, the project’s developers said Tuesday. Tetris has been a mainstay of computer gaming since it was created 30 years ago, but the ...