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Sofia makes Southern Gothic tale her own

Sofia makes Southern Gothic tale her own

Sofia Coppola’s low-key personal style and soft-spoken demeanour can make it easy to overlook that she is among the world’s most celebrated contemporary filmmakers. Her movies float gossamer light, though anchored by a steely will — not unlike the director herself.

Book publishing turns to all things political

Book publishing turns to all things political

As the nation hotly debated President Trump’s surprise election, Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena began stacking pocket-sized copies of the US Constitution near the registers early this year because customers kept asking for them.

The features of Islam

The features of Islam

The world is not only densely populated but it is also saturated with different religions in various concepts. Everyone claims that he has a message to rescue the world and that he is the only one who is on the right path - each one asserting as if everybody owns the franchise to the truth!

The ‘second home’ to SSLSD pre-primary kids

The ‘second home’ to SSLSD pre-primary kids

Stafford Sri Lankan School Doha strives for excellence. Owing to this fact, the 15-year-old school that commenced with only 11 children and two teachers, currently educates around 1,000 students of various nationalities.

Gulab jamun — The king of Indian sweets

Gulab jamun — The king of Indian sweets

The plethora of varieties, colours, shapes and sizes of Indian sweets is bewildering. Taste, colour, shape, variety often vary from region to region but one dessert which is pan India and is boundary less is ‘gulab jamun’, the king of all Indian sweets.

72 hours in Atlanta

72 hours in Atlanta

I never had a yearning to visit Atlanta. It just wasn’t a city on my radar. I’d flown through it a few times on my way to other cities, but hadn’t ever considered it as a travel destination.

Border blues

Border blues

The schoolyard at Calexico Mission School is quiet, save for a stray giggle here and there. Third-graders huddle for reading time: the girls beneath a shade tree, the boys under a blazing pink bougainvillea.

“I changed the image of the media by hiring people on the spot”

“I changed the image of the media by hiring people on the spot”

“When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully, when there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

The Force is strong

The Force is strong

With its dark tone, furious battle scenes and twist-filled story line, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story shows that the Star Wars universe can produce authentic adult entertainment without losing a bit of its frenetic energy.

A night of musical wonder

A night of musical wonder

Qatar German 2017 Year of Culture Concert struck a chord with a full house of musical enthusiasts.

The one way ticket to survival: Think green!

The one way ticket to survival: Think green!

They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to millions of people, plants and animals.

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