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Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

Timothy West looks at a cardboard statue at the launch of Talking Statues in central London, Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014. Statues of some three dozen historical and fictional characters in London and Manchester are coming to life thanks to a new interactive project that gives them a voice to tell their stories. Passers-by can swipe their smartphones on a tag or type in a web address to get an instant call from the characters depicted. Actors including Patrick Stewart and Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville perform the monologues, which lasts a few minutes each. (AP Photo/PA, Philip Toscano)

Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Doomsday sets off parties worldwide

ENDGAME. Students celebrate their graduation—alive and well—in front of a replica of a Mayan pyramid in Mexico before a countdown ceremony to assure people it is not the end of the world. AFP

Doomsayers hunkered down on Friday to await the coming apocalypse, but most took a lighthearted view of a Mayan “prophecy” of the world’s destruction, laying on stunts and parties to while away the end.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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