How much would fictional houses cost in real life?

April 27, 2017

(CNN)From Great Gatsby’s luxury estate to Count Dracula’s Transylvanian lair and Amelie Poulain’s tiny Parisian pad, the houses in which our favorite fictional characters reside are often inspired by real-life properties. CNN tracked down some of literary and cinematographic history’s most famous post codes and calculated their value in today’s property markets. Use the slider tool to reveal their prices. The Great Gatsby (1925), F. Scott Fitzgerald …


This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

… Lives Matter The anthem: “Alright,” Kendrick Lamar Along with the rise of Black Lives Matter, a social justice movement that began with a hashtag in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012, has been the rise of a new era of protest music. From J. Cole (“Be Free”) to Beyonce (“Formation”) to Kendrick Lamar (“Alright”), these artists aren’t making songs tailor-made to be sung while marching, but they are overtly political music in …


Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies At 72

April 20, 2017

… rise to emphatic displays of a new, self-conscious to-be-looked-at-ness. Although throughout his life Hendricks continuously denied that his paintings were political, his work paid tribute to the excellence and beauty of young black men at a time when such subjects were rarely immortalized in paint. Hendricksinfluence is apparent in the work of contemporary artists like Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, who also create vivid figurative portraits of black Americans. …


Eating Korea: 10 of South Korea’s most delicious dishes

April 17, 2017

… no spice at all. The island is home to its own unique dishes, including mom-guk — a simple pork and seaweed soup. Mom-guk seems to writhe like a trapped serpent inside the bowl as it bubbles, squirms and hisses in front of you. It is an unimaginable soup. Steamy green vapors rise like seaborne butterflies from the cauldron on your table. It’s emerald, complex and divine. And, for me at least, it was the single biggest revelation on my journey around Korea. Jeju Tosok , …


The Anti-Defamation League Is Offering Sean Spicer Remedial Holocaust Lessons

April 14, 2017

… those who rise up to harm the Jewish people, much like Pharaoh in ancient times and Hitler in modern times. Understanding and being keenly aware of our history to never forget is part of Passover and part of the Jewish experience. Unfortunately, when the first days of Passover ended and we turned on our phones and televisions yesterday evening, we learned about your comment that Hitler did not gas his own people. Your comparisons between Assad and Hitler were not only historically inaccurate …


What it means to be pansexual

April 13, 2017

… I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult — anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.” See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. Scholars attribute the word’s rise to growing acceptance — especially among millennials and “generation Z” — of sexual and gender diversity and …


Amid tension, cultural exchange and appreciation at the Russian embassy

April 6, 2017

… difficult times where we are often buffeted by news that creates doubt and suspicion among peoples and nations, let alone notions of what is factual and what is not,” the event program said. “What we do, and what your children will do by participating in this extraordinary and unique experience, is to rise above the noise and tumult around us. The kids represent the best of what their communities have to offer the world,” it said. The students were mesmerized as …


Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies at 65

April 1, 2017

… colors. He ended up dropping the pink stripe, as it was too expensive to mass produce, and turquoise, to go with an even number of colors. A few years ago, Baker suffered a major stroke that left him disabled, but he mostly recovered and taught himself to sew again, Jones told CNN. He was able to create the flags used in ABC’s miniseries “When We rise,” based on Jones’ book and a flag that he presented to President Barack Obama at the White House, according to Jones. …


Taiwan by bike: How to cycle around the island in 12 days

March 29, 2017

(CNN)The policewoman switches on her patrol car siren and says “Let’s go.” A mechanical fault on my bicycle hardly seems justification for a police escort through downtown Chihshang to find a repair store. But Taiwan’s Cycle Route No. 1 — a two-wheeled circumnavigation around the island — is not to be taken lightly. Moving pictures Taiwan’s love affair with cycling began in the 1980s with the rise of homegrown cycle manufacturer, …


Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… to the Supreme Court in January 2017, which reserved judgment. Rules came into force in 2013 following concerns that some families saw going away during term-time as an entitlement. If a school declares an absence unauthorised, the council can fine a parent 60 per child, which doubles to 120 if not paid within 21 days. However, the fines appear to have not proven a deterrent as the number of unauthorised holiday absences has continued to rise. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { …