Elusive British street artist Banksy has highlighted the issue of rough sleeping in a seasonal mural showing two flying reindeer pulling a homeless man on a street-bench sleigh.
A national park in the Netherlands is making an unusual offer to visitors this holiday season: come and chop down your own Christmas tree - for free.
Try this recipe for a bourbon pecan pie that remains a family favorite, amid changing times.
Want a family-friendly steakhouse where you can take your kid but still enjoy a juicy New York strip or a well-executed beef Wellington? Look no further.
Snowshoeing by moonlight feels like a sport unto itself — and if you’re willing to brave the dark season after hours, it’s a terrific way to experience the heart of winter.
Karen Mason Blair documented Seattle's bubbling music scene between 1989 and 1992. Compiling her images for the book brought back memories — and emotions.
RAVE to the person/persons who found my lost check in a parking lot and mailed it back to me. Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for our family, friends and our countless blessings. I was deeply touched by one such random act of kindness which appropriately happened during this season. We lost a check and […]
This is pumpkin spice the way it was meant to be enjoyed, in an alcohol-forward drink that tastes like the cocktail equivalent of the movie “Love, Actually.”
A nine-year-old Belgian boy who was on track to become the world's youngest university graduate has terminated his studies at the Dutch university of Eindhoven following a dispute over his possible...
A midnight blue velvet gown that Princess Diana wore when she danced with John Travolta at a 1985 White House state dinner failed to sell at auction on Monday, though two of her other dresses went...
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A little piggy named Biscuit is headed home. Police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, found a 6-week-old potbellied pig behind an area restaurant on Sunday, The News & Observer reports. Earlier that day, he escaped from his family, who was vacationing in the area from North Carolina, police said in […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A common but increasingly mighty and very busy little word, “they,” has an accolade all its own. The language mavens at Merriam-Webster have declared the personal pronoun their word of the year based on a 313 percent increase in look-ups on the company’s search site, Merriam-Webster.com, this year when compared with […]
The White Island volcano has what is called an “open system,” meaning that the magma beneath the surface has an open route to the atmosphere. The Cascade peaks are “closed-system” volcanoes, essentially bottles of magma with a cork in the top.
A lovelorn singing whale, a world-famous feline sourpuss and ravenous goats credited with thwarting a dangerous California wildfire were among animals whose escapades across the United States made...
Scottish auctioneers hope to sell off 3,900 bottles of rare whisky for up to 8 million pounds ($10.3 million) next year in what they said would be the largest private collection of the tipple ever to...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska hiker is lucky to be alive after he was buried during an avalanche and another hiker saw his feet and freed him, officials said. The hiker was alone on Flattop Mountain around 1 p.m. Saturday when an avalanche buried him, the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center said. The […]
For most of the year, Willy Nanlohij, a 62-year-old retired bank worker, lives with his wife Hilda in a comfortable yet unremarkable home in the Dutch city of Enschede.
American Airlines canceled a flight and is now demanding a fee to change one couple's itinerary. Shouldn't they instead get a refund?
In the season of overeating, it can be difficult to set and honor your food boundaries. Try these tips to avoid an uncomfortable Christmas dinner or holiday party.
RAVE to the Humane Society and animal-rescue groups! A sad little rescued puppy has grown up to be our big ray of happy sunshine. Thank you to all those hard working people! RANT to the thief of my 1996 silver Honda Civic with disabled plates from the secure parking garage at West Seattle’s The Blake […]
Regardless of how long a transgender child was raised as a different gender than what they identify as, and regardless of how long it’s been since the child socially transitioned to match their gender identity, trans children’s gender identity is just as strong as that of children who identify with the gender assigned to them at birth, researchers at the University of Washington found.
Ski lift tickets can be expensive, or scary for those who have a fear of heights. But if you're not into skiing or snowboarding, there's plenty else to do outdoors in the winter.
Toni Tipton-Martin's "Jubilee" is a bridge, a pathway even, to understanding the complexities and grand diversity that is often not underscored when talking about African American food and those who cook it.
The dance floor is packed, the disco lights are flashing and the DJ is spinning R&B and pop beats.
TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring its moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said. Helicopter crews landed on White Island despite the danger and […]
RANT to individuals who stroll idly through the center of the traffic lanes in parking structures looking at their cellphones, thus making it impossible for others to drive forward to find and/or turn into parking spots. Come on guys — it’s a parking structure, not a park for a leisurely walk! RAVE to the individual who […]
In Mark Morris' "The Hard Nut," the waltzing Snowflakes bring icy coolness to the stage thanks to costume design from the late Martin Pakledinaz.
The Belgian village of Hamme-Mille became Christmas central on Saturday when "Elf Serge" turned on more than 25,000 lights in his garden.
BARI, Italy — The grandmothers set up shop early. Out of ground-floor kitchens that opened directly onto the street, they came out singing old songs, sweeping the stone floor and scattering their homemade orecchiette, the city’s renowned ear-shaped pasta, on the mesh screens of wooden trays. As the pasta dried in the sun along with […]
Masked devils march through the village, rattling their chains and clanking bells, going door-to-door to search for badly-behaved children.
From vintage posters to action figures, Star Wars collectibles are up for grabs in an online auction, days ahead of the release of the sci-fi saga's highly-anticipated ninth chapter.
From a superfan's shrine to a replica of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest stage where they triumphed with "Waterloo", a new exhibition opening in London on Friday looks back at the huge success of...
Chanel turned little gilded birdcages into handbags on the catwalk in Paris on Wednesday, at an annual "Metier D'Art" fashion showcase of its most intricate craftwork that also included lacy...
In a barn in southwest France, farmer Valerie Fosserie squirts serum into a gosling's mouth as a prelude to what she says is production of the world's first ethically friendly foie gras.
From Haiti's devastating earthquake to war in Syria, Reuters photographers have covered the biggest news stories of the decade, capturing images of armed conflict, natural disasters, the plight of...
Italian photographer Paolo Roversi took inspiration from William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" for the 2020 Pirelli calendar, which features Hollywood names such as Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart...
Bottega Veneta creative director Daniel Lee was the big winner at the British Fashion Awards on Monday, picking up the top prizes at the glitzy ceremony where industry veterans Giorgio Armani and...
Visitors to a zoo in Thailand are being offered a tasty choice over the name of its newest resident - a baby pygmy hippopotamus that is drawing crowds.
Brussels restaurant 65 Degres has become the city's best-rated eatery, largely thanks to rave reviews of its staff, most of whom have Down Syndrome.
A fragment of wood reputed to be from the manger where Jesus was laid after his humble birth went on display in Jerusalem on Friday, ahead of its transfer to Bethlehem for the official launch of the...