NEW YORK (Reuters) – A letter handwritten by physicist Albert Einstein a year before his death, expressing his views on religion, will be sold on eBay this month with an opening bid of $3 million, an auction agency said on Tuesday.
Known as the “God Letter,” the correspondence offers insights into the private thoughts about religion, God and tribalism of one of the world’s most brilliant minds.
NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Whether it was pencil skirts
paired with fitted jackets, tiered dresses in soft pastels or
bead-embroidered gowns, Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2013
collection exuded sophisticated, feminine elegance.
The Dominican-born designer, who is among the most revered
names in haute couture and a favorite of first ladies and film
stars, was true to form in the late Tuesday show with twill
fringe suits for day and sumptuous evening gowns worthy of any
NEW YORK, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Soft, flowing dresses with
mid-calf hemlines in pastel shades of blue, sea foam and grays
dominated the runway on Monday as designer Carolina Herrera
showed her Spring 2013 collection at New York Fashion Week.
The look was feminine, subtle and light as models seemed to
float down the runway in wool-crepe long dresses, twill blouses
matched with crepe flounce shorts and elegant color-blocked silk
gowns with tulle overlays.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – London topped New York as the global fashion capital for the second consecutive year, according to a new ranking released on Thursday, the start of New York Fashion Week.
As designers, buyers, models, stylists and fashionistas converged on the Big Apple for the semi-annual event that attracts 116,000 people, New York placed second on the annual list the tracks interest on the Internet and in the media, followed by Barcelona, Paris and Madrid.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Seniors, some in their 90s, could soon be making new friends on Facebook thanks to New York libraries offering classes to help the elderly learn, or brush up their social network skills.
Carol White, 69, was already on Facebook when she enrolled in the “Facebook for Seniors” class at the Spuyten Duyvil Library in the Bronx. But she didn’t understand how it worked.
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – The death of author Gore Vidal at the age of 86 brought tributes from around the globe on Wednesday, as friends and fans mourned the passing of the man remembered as one of America’s literary giants.
Vidal, whose biting observations on politics, sex and American culture in novels, plays and essays made him one of the best-known authors of his generation, died at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday of complications from pneumonia.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Princeton scores top marks and edged past Williams College in Massachusetts and California’s Stanford University in a new ranking of the top colleges in the United States released on Wednesday.
The New Jersey university topped the Forbes list, which assessed U.S. colleges based on their graduation rates, student outcomes and satisfaction, low levels of debt and post-graduate success.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – With the start of the 2012 Olympics Games in London just two days away, nearly three quarters of people around the globe plan to watch at least some of the event, according to a new poll released on Wednesday.
Seventy two percent of more than 18,000 adults questioned in 24 countries said they will tune in to the Olympics, which begins on Friday and runs until August 12, and 20 percent said they would follow track and field and soccer most closely.
NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) – With the start of the 2012
Olympics Games in London just two days away, nearly three
quarters of people around the globe plan to watch at least some
of the event, according to a new poll released on Wednesday.
Seventy two percent of more than 18,000 adults questioned in
24 countries said they will tune in to the Olympics, which
begins on Friday and runs until Aug. 12, and 20 percent said
they would follow track and field and soccer most closely.
NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) – Cruise lines see smooth
sailings and increased bookings in 2012, despite the tragic
sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy earlier
this year, which travel experts feared would take a toll on the
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said on
Wednesday that more than half of travel agents it polled have
reported selling more cruises this year compared to last.
One-quarter said by midyear the numbers were similar to 2011.