Foals: Summer Sonic's storm before the calm

Music Aug 15, 2019

Foals: Summer Sonic's storm before the calm

by Oscar Boyd

"My knees are fine, my knees are fine. Yeah, no problem there. I'm actually jumping off even higher things these days," says Yannis Philippakis, lead singer of the British band Foals. Philippakis is referring to his raucous live performances, which display a commitment to aerobatics ...

Fuji Rock to livestream festival acts

Music Jul 25, 2019

Fuji Rock to livestream festival acts

by Jordan Allen

Fuji Rock will livestream a selection of the bands and singers performing at this year's festival, event organizers have announced. Headliners The Cure and SIA will be among the acts to have their sets streamed on the festival's official YouTube channel. Over the three days of ...

Thailand's marijuana festival has visitors on a high

Asia Pacific Apr 20, 2019

Thailand's marijuana festival has visitors on a high

A Buddhist monk fishes out a vial of cannabis oil from his robe and puts a drop under his tongue — one of many flocking to a weed festival in northeastern Thailand, where excitement is building over a medical marijuana boom. Thailand became the first ...

Enthusiast teaches Japanese art of goldfish scooping

National Jun 23, 2016

Enthusiast teaches Japanese art of goldfish scooping

A common sight at summer festivals is people crouched over pools trying in vain to catch goldfish with a paper scoop. If only they knew how to do it. "You need to level the poi (paper scoop) underwater and scoop the goldfish from the head," says ...