Bound with love: art of bookbinding flourishes in London

LONDON – In an age of Kindles and e-books, a small workshop in south London is sticking to tradition by binding books the old fashioned way. Former carpenter Michael Curran founded independent publisher Tangerine Press in 2006, and 10 years on, the company is putting out works both old and new. “The idea behind it … Read more Bound with love: art of bookbinding flourishes in London

Banksy’s ‘Happy Choppers’ leads works up for auction in California

A collection of works by elusive British graffiti artist Banksy left on walls, screen prints and other unorthodox means is expected to sell for more than $500,000 when it goes up for auction in southern California next month. The top lot at Julien’s Street and Contemporary Art Auction is Banksy’s 2002 work “Happy Choppers,” an … Read more Banksy’s ‘Happy Choppers’ leads works up for auction in California

Sleep tight and don’t let the sharks bite at Paris aquarium

The house rules are clear: No swimming at night, keep your head and feet in the bedroom at all times, and avoid watching “Jaws” beforehand. It might put you off the sharks circling your bed. A room with a very special view — 35 of the much feared creatures — is up for grabs at … Read more Sleep tight and don’t let the sharks bite at Paris aquarium

World Coal Carrying Championships test strength, stamina

GAWTHORPE, England – Briton Craig Heppinstall won the World Coal Carrying Championship in northern England on Monday with a time of 4 minutes and 42 seconds on the 1,100-metre (yard) up-hill course. It was the first victory for Heppinstall in the championships that began in 1963 when a man entered a pub, accused another of … Read more World Coal Carrying Championships test strength, stamina