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Checkout this section for curated News, Articles & Videos related to Life and Culture, reported worldwide by trusted media sources.

Tough coronavirus restrictions for tourists in Sri Lanka, as c...

Sri Lanka will reopen its borders to foreign tourists this week after a 10-month hiatus, officials said, with travellers subject to tough Covid-19 protocols.The announcement came despite a surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths, as authorities sought ...


The next Parasite for Oscars 2021? Asia’s 10 hottest contender...

Last year, Parasite made history when it became the first foreign-language film to win the Academy Award for best picture. Bong Joon-ho’s darkly comic satire claimed four awards that night, including the newly retitled best international feature f...


Isiah Whitlock Jr., on Leaving Chelsea for Gramercy Park

The actor, known for starring roles on shows like “Your Honor” and “The Wire,” has a new apartment — with a key to the pa...


For More Inclusive Writing, Look to How Writing Is Taught

“Craft in the Real World,” by Matthew Salesses, dismantles assumptions about the art of fiction and how it should be writt...


William Boyd’s Madcap Burlesque Revisits the Summer of 1968

“Trio” follows three characters who are connected to a disastrous film production and each has a personal crisis to deal wi...


After the Loss of a Child, How Does Life Go On?

Emily Rapp Black ponders the unanswerable in her new memoir, “Sanctuar...


Made by Hand in America: A New Book Tells the Story of Unsung ...

“Craft: An American History,” by Glenn Adamson, considers the often disparaged tradition of artisanal work from colonial days to today’s maker moveme...


Benefits of vetiver oil, used in Ayurvedic medicine, from diet...

Vetiver, a clumpy perennial grass with brownish-purple flowers and roots with a distinct woody and earthy aroma, may not look out of the ordinary, but its manifold uses, particularly in traditional Indian medicine, are quite amazing. The name of ...


Dubai draws world’s tourists amid coronavirus curbs elsewhere,...

As much of the world tightens lockdowns to stem coronavirus, Dubai has flung its doors open, branding itself as a sunny, quarantine-free escape – despite a sharp rise in cases.While mask-wearing and Social distancing are strictly enforced, life in...


Chef Asher Goldstein Q&A: on grilling, Francis, and Mr Brown

How did you get interested in cooking? “My father was a big part of it. Every Friday he would go to the market – he still does – buy ingredients and cook a family meal for eight to 15 people. He doesn’t have to cook, but he enjoys doing it. He lik...


Late Night Celebrates the Final 36 Hours of Trump in Charge

“Normally, after a president’s term, they show before and after photos to prove how much the job aged him. This time, they’re showing before and after photos of all of us,” Jimmy Fallon joked on Mond...


Restroom stalker who turned his zoom lens on K-pop’s WayV ange...

Followers of South Korea-based boy band WayV trended the phrase “protect WayV” worldwide on Twitter after members of the band expressed frustration at obsessive fans – including one who allegedly tried to take photos of them on their way to a rest...


India’s No 1 YouTuber CarryMinati on roast videos, gaming and ...

With his energetic comic expressions, slapstick humour, and funny yet fluent Hindi commentary, Indian YouTube sensation Ajey Nagar has amassed more than 28 million subscribers on his channel, CarryMinati. Although CarryMinati is the most-subscrib...


Harry Brant Is Dead at 24

The socialite and style setter began making a name for himself as a teenag...


The Hong Kong Chronicles Institute aims to record an impartial...

The first book in the “Chronicles of Hong Kong” series was launched in late December by the Hong Kong Chronicles Institute, which aims to publish by 2027 a total of 66 volumes to provide detailed accounts of various aspects of the city from ancien...


New York-based Malaysian clean beauty brand Evereden’s founder...

Kimberley Ho grew up in tropical Malaysia where the sun shines brightly all year round, and had the importance of wearing sunscreen drummed into her. So when the co-founder of family-focused skincare label Evereden discovered from a dermatologist...


Matthew Lewis Can’t Believe He’s a Romantic Lead, Either

The actor, best known as the clumsy Neville Longbottom of “Harry Potter” fame, is a dashing suitor in the PBS reboot of “All Creatures Great and Smal...


Kimchi wars latest: Chinese internet cancels food live-streame...

A South Korean internet star who live-streams herself binge-eating various foods – a phenomenon known as mukbang – is in hot water amid an online dispute over whether kimchi is Korean or Chinese.The YouTuber, who goes by the name Hamzy, found hers...