Naples' pizza wins UNESCO heritage status

Dec 7, 2017

Naples' pizza wins UNESCO heritage status

Lady Luck loves a good pizza — or at least that is what Neapolitan "pizzaioli" must believe, because a city usually loath to tempt fate began celebrating its UNESCO victory before the result was even in. "After 250 years waiting, the pizza is a UNESCO ...

Dec 3, 2017

Naples pizza twirling seeks nod as UNESCO 'intangible' heritage

Naples' art of pizza twirling is a candidate to join UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage" this week along with a wealth of other cultural treasures such as Saudi Arabian wall-painting and Bangladeshi cane-weaving. Meeting on the South Korean island of Jeju, the U.N. cultural body's ...

Japan House to open cultural promotion center in Los Angeles

Dec 1, 2017

Japan House to open cultural promotion center in Los Angeles

The Japan House communication center is coming to Hollywood this month, working to promote the country's best art, cuisine, design, entertainment, fashion and technology. "Hollywood is a magnet for people," said Yuko Kaifu, president of Japan House Los Angeles, at a news conference earlier this ...

/ Nov 26, 2017

Artist's feces work contributes to gut-busting research

Feces appears to be as unique as fingerprints, according to New Zealand research that could affect the growing push toward personalized medicine and tailored treatments. In an intriguing collaboration between art and academia, scientists at Auckland University studied excrement from acclaimed artist Billy Apple. They found ...