The longlist for this year's Man Asian Literary Prize ($30,000 awarded to the author of the best novel by an Asian author written in or translated into English) was announced this week. This year's nominees include a number of authors and works already popular with US readers – and some less familiar names as well. The 2011 prize winner will be announced on March 15.
11/01/2011 12:19 pm
Hugo Chávez assembled reporters to his palace and played ball, after a Miami-based newspaper suggested the spirited Venezuelan President was on his last legs.
09/30/2011 10:07 am
After 50 died in Ecuador this summer from consuming poisonous alcohol, critics say that the government response to buy back tainted products is insufficient and more education is needed.
09/08/2011 10:17 am
The record price of gold and the universal obsession with the sparkling metal make it a parallel global power.
07/16/2011 11:55 am
Countries ban all kinds of things, including clothing and accessories. The Islamic Republic of Iran has been in the headlines for unusual bans in the past, and its morality watchdogs have struck again, this time against necklaces. Below, some of the world’s strangest fashion bans:
06/16/2011 01:50 pm
A Mother's Day tea can be the sweetest space between lunch and dinner.
05/07/2011 10:00 am
A traditional Guyanese dish that reveals a fusion of Asian influences.
04/30/2011 05:00 pm
A version of the traditional hot cross bun tasty enough to eat without butter.
04/21/2011 11:00 am
Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, is also known as Pancake Day.
03/08/2011 07:05 am
South America is home to 19 countries and an incredibly diverse geography. The site of ancient civilizations, European colonies and emerging world powers, South America will play an increasingly large role in the 21st century and beyond. But can you distinguish between Guyana and Guyane? Can you sort your -guays? It's time to brush up on your knowledge of South America. This is the perfect place to start.
02/03/2011 08:28 am