Quote of the Day

Henry James
Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. Discuss

Ambrose Bierce
History, n.: An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

Charles Darwin
How great would be the desire in every admirer of nature to behold, if such were possible, the scenery of another planet!

NYC taxi drivers pose for pin-up calendar
Rev up your wall space with the 2018 NYC Taxi Drivers calendar. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Sante! Parisians welcome start of Beaujolais Nouveau wine season
France - and the rest of the world - celebrate the annual uncorking of the popular young wine. Saskia O'Donoghue reports

"Raj Pink" diamond fails to sell at auction in Geneva
The largest known diamond graded as "fancy intense pink" has failed to sell at a Sotheby's auction for its estimated $30million price tag. Jayson Mansaray reports.

Art installation aims to bring strangers face-to-face
A global art installation called 'Portals' brings total strangers face-to-face for live - and often intimate - conversations.

500-year-old da Vinci up for auction in New York
Let the bidding begin. A 500-year-old painting of Jesus Christ by none other than Leonardo da Vinci is up for grabs in New York City. Nathan Frandino reports.