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Self-taught rocket scientist finally blasts off Pat Graham and Michael Balsamo

HE finally went up — just like the self-taught rocket scientist always pledged he would. He came back down in one piece, too — a little dinged up and his steam-powered vessel a little cracked up. Still, ...

April 1, 2018, Sunday


Conceptual artist makes wave with illusions

THOUSANDS of visitors have posed on his trompe-l’oeil facades, he made the pointed tip of the Buenos Aires Obelisk disappear and he even tricked visitors into thinking they were seeing others underwater ...

March 25, 2018, Sunday


US chef on an Arctic self-sufficiency mission

IN one of the planet’s most northerly settlements, in a tiny Arctic town of about 2,000 people, Benjamin Vidmar’s domed greenhouse stands out like an alien structure in the snow-cloaked landscape. This ...

March 18, 2018, Sunday


Lloyd Webber looks ahead on 70th birthday

ANDREW Lloyd Webber’s 70th birthday is coming up and it turns out there is something the composer really wants on his special day. More work. The man behind the blockbuster shows “Cats,” “The Phantom ...

March 11, 2018, Sunday


Actress with the bird on her shoulder an Oscars favorite

THE Academy Awards seem like formality when it comes to Best Supporting Actress this year. Since the world devoured Allison Janney’s brilliantly acidic performance as Tonya Harding’s abusive mother in ...

March 4, 2018, Sunday


Will and Jaden Smith create eco-friendly water company

JADEN Smith’s environmental consciousness was born when he was out surfing about age 10. He saw plastic water bottles bobbing in the ocean beside him, and he was so upset by it that he told his parents. Then ...

February 25, 2018, Sunday


Italy’s country doctor making house calls on horseback

THROUGH vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see and shrouded in fog, the thud of hooves pounding the loose earth grows louder. A man on horseback gallops into view. It could be a scene from a ...

February 25, 2018, Sunday


Journalist hits the headlines with his private kitchen

FOLLOWING years of traveling and investigating stories on the dark side, French journalist and now chef Gil Gonzalez Foerster decided to slow down and recuperate in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture ...

February 11, 2018, Sunday


Nairobi rap king inspiring a slum generation

Like most youngsters in Nairobi’s largest slum, Henry Ohanga grew up believing he would never amount to anything....

February 4, 2018, Sunday


Kung fu champion fighting for home recognition

Egypt’s Moataz Radi, or “Mizo,” competes successfully with China’s top kung fu fighters in international championships, but yearns for recognition in his own country where football dominates....

February 4, 2018, Sunday




 

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