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May 14, 2013

DiCaprio, Christie’s raise $32 mln at auction for environmental causes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Christie’s auction house raised nearly $32 million for environmental causes on Monday at a charity art auction.

DiCaprio, the star of the new film “The Great Gatsby,” organized the so-called The 11th Hour Auction along with his foundation and Christie’s to protect the last wild places on Earth and their endangered species.

May 10, 2013

DiCaprio, Christie’s to hold auction to benefit environment

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the star of the new film “The Great Gatsby,” and his foundation have teamed up with Christie’s for a charity auction next week to benefit environmental causes.

Thirty-three works, many created for and donated to the auction by some of the world’s top artists, will go under the hammer on Monday in New York at The 11th Hour Auction, which aims to raise as much as $18 million to protect the last wild places on Earth and their endangered species.

May 6, 2013

New York’s Met Museum celebrates punk’s influence on fashion

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With their black leather, studded jackets, ripped jeans, bondage trousers and messages of rebellion and anarchy, punks from the 1970s probably never envisioned that a major museum would be celebrating their influence on fashion 40 years later.

But the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is doing just that with a new exhibition, “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” that opens on May 9 and runs through August 14.

May 6, 2013

“Iron Man 3″ soars with huge $175.3 million in U.S. debut

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Superhero sequel “Iron Man 3″ rocketed to the top of U.S. and Canadian box office charts, kicking off Hollywood’s summer movie season with $175.3 million (112.5 million pounds) in weekend ticket sales for the second-biggest film opening of all time.

Combined with international sales, the movie from Walt Disney Co’s Marvel studio brought its global haul to an estimated $680.1 million, Disney said on Sunday.

May 5, 2013

‘Iron Man 3′ soars with huge $175.3 million in U.S., Canada debut

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Superhero sequel “Iron Man 3″ rocketed to the top of U.S. and Canadian box office charts, kicking off Hollywood’s summer movie season with $175.3 million in weekend ticket sales for the second-biggest film opening of all time.

Combined with international sales, the movie from Walt Disney Co’s Marvel studio brought its global haul to an estimated $680.1 million, Disney said on Sunday.

May 5, 2013

‘Iron Man 3′ soars with huge $175.3 mln in US, Canada debut

NEW YORK, May 5 (Reuters) – Superhero sequel “Iron Man 3″
rocketed to the top of U.S. and Canadian box office charts,
kicking off Hollywood’s summer movie season with $175.3 million
in weekend ticket sales for the second-biggest film opening of
all time.

Combined with international sales, the movie from Walt
Disney Co’s Marvel studio brought its global haul to an
estimated $680.1 million, Disney said on Sunday.

May 2, 2013

U.S. centenarians have few regrets, stay active and social: poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – America’s centenarians are generally content and believe staying active is key to longevity, and some are even using social media and email to stay in touch with family and friends, a survey released on Thursday showed.

The poll that compared the attitudes and lifestyle of baby boomers to centenarians showed the country’s oldest citizens were more content than their younger counterparts and put more emphasis on eating a healthy diet and getting enough sleep.

Apr 30, 2013

World Chefs: Cardiologist writes cookbook for wheat-free eating

NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) – Dr William Davis, the
American cardiologist who trumpeted the health benefits of a
wheat-free diet in his 2011 best-selling book “Wheat Belly,” has
taken his approach a step further with a cookbook.

In the “Wheat Belly Cookbook” Davis explains the thinking
behind his wheat-free eating plan, adds updates on research and
includes 150 wheat-free recipes and instructions on how to make
pizzas, pies, cakes and cookies with other types of flour.

Apr 22, 2013

Women directors growing presence at Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Women directors are making their mark at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, crafting entries such as a psychological thriller about a person’s disappearance, a look at a same-sex couple’s rights and a story about sisters.

Twenty-six feature films, about a quarter of the total to be presented during the two-week festival, are by women directors, including the first feature film by a female Saudi filmmaker shot entirely in her country.

Apr 17, 2013

Documentary about indie band The National opens Tribeca festival

NEW YORK, April 17 (Reuters) – Music documentary “Mistaken
for Strangers,” a tale about two brothers and the indie rock
group The National, opens the Tribeca Film Festival on
Wednesday, which this year features nearly 90 feature films from
30 countries.

The documentary was made by Tom Berninger, the younger
brother of the Brooklyn group’s lead singer Matt, who follows
the band behind the scenes on a world tour.

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      "I am based in New York where I run the Reuters Lifestyle service, coordinating, editing and writing stories on topics ranging from family, food and fitness to travel, health and work issues in the Americas. Previously I worked in London as the European Health and Science correspondent and as a reporter covering legal, political and general news in Britain."
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