Arkansas sheriff digs into clothing budget for fashion statement

An Arkansas sheriff with a similar name to a Wild West legend has spent about half of his office’s clothing budget to supply deputies in his mostly urban county with fashionable cowboy hats to top off their uniforms. Sheriff Doc Holladay of Pulaski County, which contains the capital, Little Rock, said he had the money … Read more Arkansas sheriff digs into clothing budget for fashion statement

Bound with love: art of bookbinding flourishes in London

LONDON – In an age of Kindles and e-books, a small workshop in south London is sticking to tradition by binding books the old fashioned way. Former carpenter Michael Curran founded independent publisher Tangerine Press in 2006, and 10 years on, the company is putting out works both old and new. “The idea behind it … Read more Bound with love: art of bookbinding flourishes in London

Banksy’s ‘Happy Choppers’ leads works up for auction in California

A collection of works by elusive British graffiti artist Banksy left on walls, screen prints and other unorthodox means is expected to sell for more than $500,000 when it goes up for auction in southern California next month. The top lot at Julien’s Street and Contemporary Art Auction is Banksy’s 2002 work “Happy Choppers,” an … Read more Banksy’s ‘Happy Choppers’ leads works up for auction in California

Sleep tight and don’t let the sharks bite at Paris aquarium

The house rules are clear: No swimming at night, keep your head and feet in the bedroom at all times, and avoid watching “Jaws” beforehand. It might put you off the sharks circling your bed. A room with a very special view — 35 of the much feared creatures — is up for grabs at … Read more Sleep tight and don’t let the sharks bite at Paris aquarium