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Meghan Markle: A feminist to join Britain's royal family

World Nov 28, 2017

Meghan Markle: A feminist to join Britain's royal family

American, mixed-race and "fiercely independent": Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's actor girlfriend, will breathe fresh air into the British royal family when she marries Queen Elizabeth II's grandson next spring. Playing a lawyer in the hit television show "Suits," the 36-year-old actress with long flowing black ...

Iconic London double-decker bus finds new life as Nagasaki cafe

National Nov 28, 2017

Iconic London double-decker bus finds new life as Nagasaki cafe

A roadside cafe made from an authentic British double-decker bus recently opened in Nagasaki Prefecture, becoming an Instagram-friendly hit among users of the photo-sharing app. London Cafe, which opened in September in the town of Hasami, is housed in a bus that was built in ...

The beginning, end and rebirth of sculpture

Art Nov 28, 2017

The beginning, end and rebirth of sculpture

by Matthew Larking

The subtitle given to the retrospective of the 60-year career of Osaka-based Michio Fukuoka is oxymoronic: "A Sculptor Who No Longer Sculpts." He used to, but became frustrated and filled with doubt about creativity and so he made sculpture anyway, often about "doing nothing." Fukuoka's ...