May 21, 2006 |
One might call it the chicken soup of Korea. For years, Koreans have clung to the notion that kimchi, the pungent fermented cabbage that is synonymous with their culture, has mystical properties that ward off disease. But what was once little more than an old wives' tale has become the subject of serious research, as South Korean scientists put kimchi under their microscopes.
September 19, 2013 |
ROME -- Pope Francis has warned that the Roman Catholic Church could lose its way if it focuses too much on enforcing rules against contraception, abortion and homosexuality, instead of throwing open its doors and making the church more merciful. In a candid interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine, Francis also reiterated conciliatory comments he made this summer about not judging gay people. "A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality,” he told La Civilta Cattolica . “I replied with another question: 'Tell me, when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?
September 26, 2013 |
According to US Weekly magazine, rumors during the U.S. Open tennis tournament were true. Actress Kaley Cuoco, best known for her starring role in the highly popular TV comedy "The Big Bang Theory" and her role in Priceline commercials with actor William Shatner, is engaged to American tennis player Ryan Sweeting, who played at Florida before joining the ATP Tour. Sweeting is ranked No. 582 on the ATP Tour computer and his career-high ranking was 64. He won his first ATP-level tournament in Houston in 2011.
November 12, 2008 |
Conde Nast Publications Inc., the second-largest U.S. magazine publisher, cut staff at its Internet network as ad prospects grow less predictable. A spokeswoman declined to say how many people would lose their jobs. The company's CondeNet runs Wired.com, Epicurious.com and Concierge.com, the companion site of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. "We are adjusting all costs to prepare for slower revenue growth," Conde Nast said. The spokeswoman said 2008 revenue would be "slightly" higher than last year.
February 24, 1991 |
On the shade inside his bathroom door, Mickey Rourke has scribbled his warrior credo. "I must be mentally and physically prepared so defeat does not exist in my mind and body. Shadow box in a mirror 30 minutes a day. Movement is concentrated. Positive attitude to survive and be as good as I can possibly be. No excuses for laziness. And no second chance again."
August 16, 1987 |
The sense of loss was echoed across the country. The headline in the San Antonio Light ran above the masthead, in red type--complete with exclamation point. It read: THE KING IS DEAD! Some banners had a certain, well, ring. Like the one in the Washington Post's Style section: ALL SHOOK UP ON THE DAY THE '50s DIED. Time magazine went with LAST STOP ON THE MYSTERY TRAIN. The eclectic Village Voice had its readers reaching for the dictionary with THE WORLD'S MOST BELOVED SOLIPSIST IS DEAD.