Feature / Lifestyle

Meet Sophia: The face of robots is changing faster than ever

David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems.
Feature / Entertainment

'12 Strong' gallops with conviction

"12 Strong" is the kind of film that might make you think twice about January releases, and spotlights a riveting story in our recent history that many Americans might not know.
Feature / Entertainment

Versace TV drama dismissed by family as 'fiction'

Dismissed as "fiction" by the Versace family and met with mixed reviews, a controversial new drama depicting the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace made its television debut.
Feature / Lifestyle

Freestyle skier's slippery slope to Olympics

Freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace has a simple picture in his mind: his family in South Korea for the Winter Olympics and watching him compete in the halfpipe.
Feature / Entertainment

A charming return for 'Paddington 2'

"Paddington 2" is that rare creation that somehow improves on its already charming predecessor.
Feature / Lifestyle

Ankara library saves pulped fiction

A group of the Turkish capital's garbage collectors created a library from discarded books by gathering the unwanted works of literature found during their trash collection rounds.
Feature / Book

Edith Wharton's design legacy is brought back to life in new book

Jayne has written a new book, "Classical Principles for Modern Design: Lessons from Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman's The Decoration of Houses", that revisits the classic.
Feature / Art & Culture

'Osmosis Symbosis' leaves food for thought

An exhibition exploring the localization of Chinese contemporary art wrapped up this week at Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Academy.
Feature / Entertainment

Four women 'Breaking the Waves' in opera

In an art form dominated by men, a small organization run by four women is transforming opera with cutting-edge work.
Feature / Art & Culture

Japan sewers clean up dirt with manhole art

Japan's sewerage industry has found a way to clean up its dirty and smelly image: elaborately designed and colorful manhole covers with 12,000 local varieties nationwide.