No phones please: Rihanna stages fashion show for exclusive Amazon release

NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) – Luxury brands and retailers are increasingly collaborating with celebrities, including style bloggers and Instagram stars, to help design collections and jazz up their wares. FILE PHOTO: Cast member Rihanna poses for pictures on the red carpet … Continue reading No phones please: Rihanna stages fashion show for exclusive Amazon release

Vienna holds off Melbourne to top EIU ranking of most liveable cities

VIENNA (Reuters) – Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its reputation as the world’s most pleasant city, while the ‘gilets jaunes’ protests hurt Paris’ … Continue reading Vienna holds off Melbourne to top EIU ranking of most liveable cities

Atwood, Alexis among 12 authors to compete for Canada’s Giller Prize

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian author Margaret Atwood, who penned the novels that inspired the hit television series “Alias Grace” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”, is among 12 writers listed on Tuesday for Canada’s top literary award for fiction. FILE PHOTO: Author … Continue reading Atwood, Alexis among 12 authors to compete for Canada’s Giller Prize

‘Built by my family’: America’s grand buildings constructed by slaves

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) – Monticello, the expansive brick home of Thomas Jefferson, sits atop a hill overlooking farmland, trees and the University of Virginia, the institution founded by the third U.S. president. A reflection of Trinity Church is seen in … Continue reading ‘Built by my family’: America’s grand buildings constructed by slaves

Venezuelan migrant who sings for tips gets shot at stardom after chance meeting

BOGOTA (Reuters) – When Mexican singer Mario Domm overheard a Venezuelan migrant crooning Domm’s own song in exchange for coins outside a restaurant in Bogota, Colombia, he was moved to tears by the young man’s powerful voice. Venezuelan migrant Alexander … Continue reading Venezuelan migrant who sings for tips gets shot at stardom after chance meeting