Kids, it's OK to find your own way in life

2014-08-06 07:19:25

In Todd Parr's world, it's OK to wear your undies on your head, spill your milk or eat mac-and-cheese in the bathtub.

The joy of small words

2014-08-06 07:19:25

Scrabble players rejoice: 5,000 new words are on the way. Associated Press reports in New York.

Reagan's rise: How and why

2014-08-06 07:19:25

Even Republicans piled on President Richard Nixon as the Watergate scandal wore on. But not California Governor Ronald Reagan. He said Watergate was being "blown out of proportion" and was "none of my business". Rick Perlstein writes in his new book The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan that incredulous reporters thought Reagan was acting like a "genial ostrich" ignoring the looming reckoning for American government.

Science or art? Author relishes fine points of reading

2014-08-06 07:19:25

Like a TED talk or a lesser Alain de Botton book, Peter Mendelsund's What We See When We Read is friendly and shyly philosophical, filled with news you can almost use.

Achieving the happily ever after

2014-08-06 07:19:25

Romance fiction is wildly popular but still doesn't get its due in mainstream cultural media, finds Adam Minter.

Culture Insider: 9 things you may not know about Start of Autumn

2014-08-06 07:15:56

Start of Autumn reflects the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. The fruitful season is approaching.

E China's city holds first 3D painting exhibition

2014-08-05 16:44:37

Visitors pose for a photo at a 3D painting exhibition at Yancheng city of East China's Jiangsu province on August 4, 2014. The exhibition, first of its kind in the city, displays over 70 3D paintings.

US artist creates lifelike baby animals

2014-08-05 15:13:16

US artist Lee Cross, 21, creates adorable handmade baby animals that are so lifelike they have even fooled people into thinking they are real.

Guiyang fair celebrates books and readers

2014-08-05 14:53:52

The 24th Chinese National Book Trade Fair, the largest such fair in China, which was first held in 1980, closes on Monday.

Storm over a tea cup

2014-08-05 11:27:37

An article posted on social media headlined "'Legal money laundering' behind the chicken cup" about the sale of an antique at $36 million has stirred up storm in a tea cup.

Chinese ink paintings shine in France

2014-08-05 11:10:53

A joint art exhibition was held in St Gilles Croix de Vie in France in the end of July, with 14 Chinese ink painting artists exhibiting their works, along with French artists.

Gold relics set Jinsha excavation apart

2014-08-05 07:20:19

Visitors to Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province, are curious about a circular golden emblem that can be seen in many parts of the city.