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Bill Weir welcomes you to ‘The Wonder List’

by CNN // November 24, 2014 // Updated 17:13 GMT // 0 Comments

I happened to be wallowing in a fit of premature nostalgia the day my bosses asked what sort of TV show I wanted to make. “A show about change,” I replied. Much to my surprise, they said yes. #India #CNN #comingsoon (courtesy: @philipbloom) A photo posted by Julian Quinones (@julianquinones) on Oct 10, 2014 at […]

Am I the jerk on your airplane?

by CNN // November 24, 2014 // Updated 12:24 GMT // 0 Comments

I do the same thing on trains, in waiting rooms and, as best as I can recall, high school cafeteriaslowering my eyes, avoiding any contact, trying to discourage anyone from sitting next to me. Of course I realize everyone on the airplane has an assigned seat. I like seat assignments — the implicit control it […]

Nightclubs for literature? Why book selling is booming in Taiwan

by CNN // November 24, 2014 // Updated 00:51 GMT // 0 Comments

While some people are slowly walking home through the neon-lit streets, or getting ready to hit the club scene, others are on their way to a more unusual nocturnal hangouta bookstore. The Eslite store in central Taipei opens 24 hours and has more night owl visitors than most Western bookstores could dream of during their […]

Revealed: Unseen photos of Churchill, Astaire, Garbo and others

by CNN // November 18, 2014 // Updated 19:28 GMT // 0 Comments

“There was a rumor that there were archives in the Condé Nast offices in New York that nobody had known about,” says Todd Brandow, a photography curator. “It was difficult to get access, but when I finally got in, they told me that it had all been sold and nothing was left. “But then the […]

Incredible images capture dazzling symmetry of Iran’s mosques

by CNN // November 18, 2014 // Updated 01:37 GMT // 0 Comments

With beautiful mosaics and stained glass framed by powerful architecture, the buildings are astounding. Their fine detail has been captured in a series of breathtaking photographs by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, a 24-year-old physics student from Babol, a city in Iran’s northern Mazandaran province. What’s equally incredible is that Ganji’s skills behind the lens are […]

Zara Phillips targets Olympic gold with baby Mia by her side

by CNN // November 4, 2014 // Updated 16:24 GMT // 0 Comments

But come back quickly she did. Eight and a half months after Mia Grace Tindall — the 16th in line for the throne in Britain — was born on January 17, her mother placed 11th in the eventing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, helping her nation to silver and Olympic qualification. […]

Gold mine of cheeky medieval doodles show ancestors just as silly as us

by CNN // November 3, 2014 // Updated 15:00 GMT // 0 Comments

“It’s amazing to think that people doodled in medieval times in a similar way to how they doodle today,” says Dr Erik Kwakkel, a book historian at Leiden University, Holland. “When you see the monks expressing their personalities, their sense of humor, it makes you feel like you’re traveling back through time. It’s like you’re […]