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BBC: The world’s most radical chef?

Chef Ángel León wants to change how people think about seafood, and by all accounts, he’s succeeding. His three-Michelin-starred...

BBC: Five must-read books from Japanese literature

Understanding Japanese culture has fascinated the Western world ever since the country’s trading doors opened up in the 1800s. Eating raw fish...

CNN: 2019’s best red carpet moments

If the red carpet is a litmus test of prevailing moods in show business, then 2019's showed an industry more at ease...

BBC: Japan’s workplaces rethink ‘drinking with the boss’

Riku Kitamura remembers his first "drinking party" as a new graduate in Japan. The 28-year-old worked for a market research firm and...

BBC: Is Sweden the best place to lose your job?

It is one of the most stressful things that can happen: getting laid off from your job. If you’ve experienced it, you...

CNN: Are cell phone calls on airplane flights inevitable?

Ah, holiday travel. Between huge crowds and weather delays, flying during this time of year is hectic. Now close your eyes and imagine...

CNN: The science of Star Wars: How filmmakers made alien creatures believable

When director Rian Johnson visited Ireland's Skellig Michael, where Luke Skywalker made his self-imposed exile in "The Last Jedi," the craggy island...

AP: Income growth greatest in tech hubs over past 5 years

From the middle of the Obama administration to the midpoint of the Trump presidency, household income grew the most in tech and...

BBC: The mental hacks that level up your self-control

By definition, self-control is the ability to do something that benefits your long-term goals, instead of something that might satisfy your immediate...

NPR: Journalist Wins $30K In Damages, In Case That Sparked Japan’s #MeToo Movement

When journalist Shiori Ito went public with her account of allegedly being raped by a prominent reporter, she became the public face...

BBC: The invention that inspired a New York tradition

When the final hours of 2019 arrive, a million celebrants will crowd Times Square in New York. Elsewhere, an estimated billion more...

CNN: 21 delicious food gifts: Hot sauce, truffles, tea and more

Edible holiday presents can check a lot of different boxes. Festive food gifts please virtually everyone and yet don't come across as too...

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[Champaign] 13 Thursdays in Campustown

13THURSDAYS presented by JSM Living continues in campustown this summer now through August 12. Explore campustown by taking advantage of deals and sales at 21 participating businesses every...

[Illinois] Passes for 22nd annual ‘Ebertfest’ on sale June 7

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Passes for the 22nd annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” will go on sale June 7.

Media advisory: Illinois undergraduates featured in television series ‘The College Tour’

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eleven students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be featured in an edition of “The College Tour,”...

[Champaign] EXPLORE CAMPUSTOWN BUSINESSES ALL SUMMER WITH THE RETURN OF 13 THURSDAYS

CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign Center Partnership invites the public to explore Campustown this summer during the return of 13 Thursdays, the annual 13-week promotion...