Arguably the most influential designer of his generation, Australian Marc Newson has traversed the boundaries of what a designer does, creating everything from furniture and household objects to cars, aircraft, yachts and buildings.
One of the best times to travel to the worlds dreamiest destinations is right now, during the last few weeks of shoulder season. The travel industry has coined shoulder season as the period between high and low season, and what it means for you is smaller crowds, lovely weather and sweet deals across the globe.
The smaller islands in the lagoon that served as mass graves during Venice's many bouts with the plague. The one island that never saw disease, hosted an insane asylum that now stands abandoned.
Since 2004, an Australian project called "Big Ones Little Ones" has marshaled the power of the feeling of accomplishment with a focus on special-needs children, the global community and a direct link to Aboriginal Australians.
The Refugee Convention, which both New Zealand and Australia have ratified, recognizes that refugees may need to enter a country illegally for protection and should not be punished on that account. But the New Zealand bill would treat asylum seekers differently depending on how they arrived.
At this time of year in the U.S., the sunlight suddenly seems less vibrant, summer fruits give way to root vegetables in farmers markets, and it feels as if the holidays and winter's chill are just around the corner. Don't you wish you could step into a time machine and head back to spring, with the first splash of green and the promise of summer? That's what we've done for the past few winters, while researching our book, "Wines of the Southern Hemisphere," and there really is something special about springtime in the Barossa.
Australia, Argentina, Luxembourg, South Korea... and Rwanda won seats on the UN Security Council for a two-year term. Rwanda provided the drama because its election came after charges it was stoking a rebellion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Plenty of cities claim to have an underground art scene, but in Tasmania the art scene is literally underground.
It is mostly likely that Tony Abbott, the Australian opposition leader, would have probably made Mr. Romney pay much more dearly for his miserable "47 percent" comment than Mr. Obama did.
There are too many chunks of cinema history that have gone permanently lost that anytime something is called back from the ashes, it's cause for celebration. Even so, Ted Kotcheff's acidic, sweaty Australian drama Wake in Fright is a special case.
It hasn't been a good past month for Egyptian Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud who's still being ridiculed for what Arab TV viewers consider an on-the-air pass at an attractive but serious talk show host.
With Homeland's second season premiering this past weekend amid excitement over its Emmy wins, we calculated what kind of vacation its addled but lovable heroine, Carrie Mathison, could afford to take on her (former) salary as a CIA officer.
A recent study estimated that 99% of the population of America and Western Europe never see a clear night sky unobscured by dust, smog and light pollution. In cities such as London, the firmament simply never darkens. Now imagine yourself reclining in a desert oasis on a clear moonless night, the air still and silent as you stare up at velvety black heavens carpeted with stars. Linger long enough, and you'll see satellites inching across the sky and glimpse shooting stars.
Bypass the well beaten paths of New South Wales and Queensland and head to the island state of Tasmania.
The U.S. Export-Import Bank, and its president Fred Hochberg, have never met a coal project they don't like. At times it's so bad we don't know what century the institution thinks it is operating in.
There are plenty of ways to get around in Sydney, but for the best views of the city nothing beats seeing Sydney by the air in a seaplane.