At a fruit stand outside my home in Shanghai, a woman is buying a bag of imported cherries. They’re selling for $12.50 a pound.
They’re healthy, she says. I buy just a little bit each time for the Vitamin C.
Red is a lucky color in China. And at holiday times — like Chinese New Year, which begins next week — you see it all over. So it certainly doesn’t hurt that red fruits are becoming more available at this time of year.
You've heard Nathan East play bass guitar before. At least it's very, very likely you have.
East is a session bass player without equal. He's performed on more than 2,000 recordings with a list of artists that includes Michael Jackson — on the "Bad" album — Phil Collins, Kenny Loggins, Al Jarreau, Eric Clapton and hundreds more.
He was even one of the composers of "Get Lucky," a worldwide hit for Daft Punk.
"It's been one of those careers where I just wake up every day and pinch myself," he says.
Most of us have memories of people — maybe strangers — who had a huge impact on our lives. People we would like to thank. Or maybe apologize to. But we just have no way of finding them. In the UK, there’s a new TV show, produced by the BBC, which sets out to help reunite such people. It’s called The Gift. And one of their recent stories has a true Hollywood ending.
A life of violent jihad doesn't appeal to many people. But that hasn't stopped recruiters for Islamic extremist groups from reaching out to lure Muslims from all sorts of political points of view into their fold.
Iraqi-American Zainab Al-Suwaij, who directs the American Islamic Congress, says she received a recruiting pitch a few weeks ago via social media.
About 250 people lined up for a job fair hosted by The Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) on Thursday near downtown Miami to hire workers for the construction of the Florida Film and Television Center.
North Carolina film company EUE/Screen Gems Studios has partnered with the Omni CRA to build the 82,000-square-foot studio at Northwest Miami Court and 14th Street.
Pieter Bockweg is the executive director of the Omni CRA. He says not only will the studio create jobs in the community but it will revitalize the area.
At a press conference Thursday, University of Miami Law Clinic and Haitian activists talk about a study that asks the U.S. to stop deportations to Haiti. Left to right: Geoffrey Loudin, UM law student, Edwidge Danticat, author, Marleine Bastien, activist.
After the deadly 2010 Haiti earthquake, the United States halted all deportations to the island nation.
One year later, deportations resumed to Haiti amid a deadly cholera outbreak.
Wildrick Guerrier was one of 27 men deported to Haiti from the U.S. on Jan 20, 2011, according to a recently released study by human rights groups that documents the impact of returning deportees to a post-earthquake Haiti.
Guerrier developed cholera-like symptoms after being jailed in Haiti, a customary practice when deportees return. One week after his arrival, he died.
Show of hands: How many of you out there have travelled or plan to travel to Greenland?
It's a bit off the beaten path, isn't it? But now you can get up close and personal with Greenland's glaciers, fjords and ancient Viking ruins with Google's Street View technology — despite the seemingly small number of streets on offer.
The future site of a 27-story office tower may also be an ancient aboriginal burial ground.
Canadian real estate developer Ivanhoé Cambridge has halted construction on a Montreal office tower after a member of the public expressed concerns about the site.
“The construction process was actually in a very preliminary stage where we were doing small excavation work so the timing was right to do this voluntary pause,” says Ivanhoé Cambridge spokesman Sébastien Théberge.
Often vacationing foreigners outnumber Americans in visiting some of the most stunning parts of the US. And many are rarely visited. They make up a big share of the 20 most popular images from the US Interior Department’s wonderful Instagram feed, which updates daily.