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Fuzhou's Sanfang Qixiang: The 'Beverly Hills' of imperial China

<b>(CNN) —</b> They might not be filled with priceless art collections and wine cellars.<p>But make no mistake. The centuries-old mansions of Sanfang Qixiang, in the southeastern port city of Fuzhou, are the imperial China equivalent of Beverly Hills.<p>Formed in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) before flourishing in …

Beverly Hills

Farewell to the fairy palace: are Chinatowns obsolete?

Chinatowns were politicised spaces where competing visions for China’s future were vociferously argued<p>When we were young, my sister and I were members of Vancouver Chinatown’s traditional dance troupe. Dressed as peacocks and tea pickers complete with swirling ribbons or painted fans, we were …

China

In the latest in our 10-part series, we run through the films we are most looking forward to next year (in alphabetical order). Today: thrillers and horror films<p>• Read more of our most anticipated films of 2017<p>Edgar Wright’s latest is a departure in many ways: his first film to shoot in the US, his …

Marion Cotillard

9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

The Books You Should Read in July

The best sci-fi, thrillers, nonfiction, and more out this month.<p><i>Dark Matter,</i> by Blake Crouch<p>In physics, “dark matter” is a hypothetical form of matter, which we are pretty sure exists even though we can’t prove it. This works as a good metaphor for a thriller based on paranoia and conspiracies. Or …

The 20 Best Danish Movies of All Time

In the grand scale of things, the cinema of Denmark tends to be overlooked. Frankly, Denmark is a small country, and even with the funding by the …

Part 7: Why Not Be Apple?

ARTICLE OUTLINEThis is part 7 of 7 in a series of articles that explores Innovation at Apple.1. Who is Apple innovating for?<br>2. Where should Apple’s …

Forget “Captain America”: This stunning Korean thriller is the summer’s first great movie

Part murder mystery, part zombie apocalypse and part pitch-black rural comedy, “The Wailing” is a breakthrough<p>Forget the inflated Trumpian moral dilemmas of Superman and Captain America. The summer’s most powerful and most disturbing thriller has arrived, in the form of an intensely atmospheric …

GeForce GTX 1070: This is the graphics card you've been waiting for | Polygon

Solid price, better performance<p>It was clear the day Nvidia announced its new Pascal-powered GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card that there was a new champion for desktop gaming. The GTX 1080, according to Nvidia's tests and our own, provides a significant bump in graphics power compared to the GTX 980, …

Computer Hardware

11 classic sci-fi novels you must read, and re-read, and their movie counterparts

Dinosaurs, space, and the future! As far back as I can remember I’ve been obsessed with all things sci-fi. It could have been the first of countless …

Science Fiction

Comic Books and Graphic Novels Worth Reading — Tools and Toys

Thanks to the mega-success of superhero movies over the past decade or so (especially those from the Marvel Cinematic Universe), it’s safe to say …

The 100 Best Science Fiction Movies - IGN

There’s something special about a great science fiction movie. Whether its vision of human progress is bleak or optimistic, whether it’s realistic or …

The Best Mind-Altering Animated Movies – Page 4

Satoshi Kon’s entire filmography could appear on this list, but <i>Paprika</i> takes place in a dreamworld unlike any we’ve seen before.<p>From the <i>Austin</i> …

Viet Thanh Nguyen wins the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for 'The Sympathizer'

Viet Thanh Nguyen took the Pulitzer Prize in fiction Monday for his debut novel, "The Sympathizer," published by Grove Press. Nguyen, a professor at the USC, is one of the L.A. Times' 10 critics at large.<p>"Thanks for all your good wishes," Nguyen wrote on Facebook. "I double checked with real people …

Indonesia’s unlikely pork feast

Bali’s classic pork dish, babi guling, is an odd find in a country that has the largest Muslim majority population in the world.<p>Why is it that the older I get, the more frequently I become exposed to traditional folk dancing (something I loathe), when travelling abroad? I was in Bali; specifically …

You watched Batman v Superman: Learn how to love even the mere idea of superheroes again | Polygon

Chase away those blues, Martha<p>Did you see a movie this weekend, only to suddenly find yourself wondering why you ever decided to like superheroes in the first place? Do you need a Doomsday-sized palate cleanser (just to pick a random example)?<p>Well, I do. And I could start up a rewatch of <i>Batman: The</i> …

Justice League

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19 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring

~Spring~ into reading a new book!

The 5 Most Stylish Films of All Time, Ever*

<i>By Justin Fenner for GQ.</i><p>courtesy of Warner Bros.<p>To call menswear designer Alexander Olch a film buff would be a gross understatement. Olch, perhaps best known for his neckties, once told GQ that he doesn't own a television. "I watch everything via projector," he said.<p>In fact, he's so dedicated to …

Beat the Devil: 5 Fantasy Novels Featuring the Prince of Darkness

For as long as we can remember, stories have wrestled with the idea of the Devil, a personage embodying of all our worst aspects. In fiction, Old …

Dhana Kumari Bajracharya was forced from her cloistered life after the 7.8 magnitude quake in April and walked on the street for the first time in her life<p>When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April, Nepal’s longest-serving “living goddess” was forced to do the unthinkable: walk the streets for …

Natural Disasters

#KitaLawan to rally against GST in May | Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — The organisers of the #KitaLawan rally series will hold another mass protest this May 1 against the goods and services tax …

GST: Apple increase prices for iPhone and iPads in Malaysia

As GST kicks in today in Malaysia, owning the latest gadget with a shiny Apple logo will cost you even more. This comes right after its recent price …

Apple Increases Price of All iPads in Malaysia to Reflect GST Charges

As expected, all iPads sold in Malaysia on Apple Malaysia’s online store are now 6% more expensive than before. The price increase is to reflect GST …

AirAsia

Europe's cheapest holiday cities

Fancy a city break that won't strip your savings to the bone? Head east, to Budapest. The Hungarian capital is the cheapest place in Europe for a short break, according to holiday rental site Housetrip. It found that a two-night trip could cost as little as £139, including flights, a few basic …

Scotland’s wild isles: a nature-packed tour of the Southern Hebrides

You only need watch the fictional Hogwarts train chug over the real Glenfinnan Viaduct or stare at an airbrushed shortbread tin to get a sense of the astonishing beauty of Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Get up close to the real thing, and you’ll find that the grand landscapes, appealing …