Misaki Hata

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Sesame Street's Lord of the Rings parody was, in a word, precious

I don't know how <i>Sesame Street</i> managed to make it this far without doing a <i>Lords of the Rings</i> spoof before — presumably they know a little something …

Sesame Street

Why Did Syria Shut Down the Internet?

The World Wide Web became a little less worldwide on Tuesday afternoon. Suddenly, Syria disappeared, at least from the perspectives of Google and Akamai. Nineteen hours later, it appears to have come back on. How was it turned off? Four fibre-optic lines carry Internet traffic in and out of the …

China Refuses to Confirm Okinawa Island Belongs to Japanese

China refused to confirm that Okinawa belongs to Japan after two Chinese scholars suggested re-examining the ownership of the archipelago that …

Long Hidden, Vatican Painting Linked To Native Americans

For close to 400 years, the painting was closed off to the world. For the past 124 years, millions of visitors walked by without noticing an intriguing scene covered with centuries of grime.<p>Only now, the Vatican says a detail in a newly cleaned 15th century fresco shows what may be one of the first …

Paris Review - Rebecca West, The Art of Fiction No. 65

Interviewed by Marina Warner<p>Issue 79, Spring 1981<p>Rebecca West, ca. 1983. Photograph by Madame Yévonde<p>In Rebecca West’s hallway hung a drawing of her by Wyndham Lewis done in the thirties, “before the ruin,” as she put it. But her brown eyes remained brilliant and penetrating, her voice energetic, …

Literature

James Vincent on how to get the perfect eyebrow, every time.

Eyebrows are one of the most misunderstood areas of makeup artistry, and having an artist’s understanding of eyebrows is crucial to impeccable makeup.<p>…

10 Foods for Healthy Hair: Guest Blogger

<i>Doing your hair can be a challenge and let’s face it: Throwing it up into a topknot every day gets boring. Christina over at Hair Romance believes your hair is your best accessory and it should always be treated at such. This week, she’s sharing all her best tips and tricks to make every day a good hair day.</i><p>Healthy hair is not just what you put on the ends of your hair, but also about what you eat. These are the top 10 foods to include in your diet for a more lustrous head of hair.<p><b>1. Salmon:</b> …

To Eat Like “The Americans”

Jealousy. Above all others, that is the emotion that I experienced over and over again while watching the remarkable début season of “The Americans,” which wrapped last night on FX. It’s not an obvious reaction considering the challenges faced by the main characters, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings …

Japan signs Turkey nuclear deal

<b>The Turkish government has signed a deal with a Japanese-French consortium to build a new nuclear power station.</b><p>The $22bn (£14bn) contract is Japan's first successful bid for an overseas nuclear project since a tsunami wrecked the Fukushima power station.<p>The deal was signed by visiting Japanese …

South Asia

Portugal aims to cut 30,000 civil service jobs

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/975000/975581_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524846257_388c3c76f5137e5736fef88781da9ffb<p><b>Portugal is planning to cut 30,000 civil service jobs and to raise the retirement age by one year to 66 as it tries to meet the terms of a bailout.</b><p>Prime …

Europe

2012 Was a Cold Year in a Spectacularly Hot Decade

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>For twenty-seven years, the world's average temperature has been hotter than the …

Japan’s Abenomics Haunted by Ghost of General MacArthur

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to revise Japan’s pacifist constitution for the first time risks alienating voters who support his economic agenda …