Japan store banning mainland Chinese draws anger

Jan. 22 (UPI) — A Japanese storeowner is taking heat in Japan and China after posting a “No entry for Chinese” sign on his store front, according to local press report. Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday the store made the controversial move following a deadly outbreak

Netflix to release Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic

Jan. 22 (UPI) — Netflix has acquired the rights to release Bradley Cooper‘s next directorial effort, a biopic about celebrated composer Leonard Bernstein. The film is Cooper’s next directorial effort following 2018’s A Star Is Born. Cooper will produce, co-write with Josh Singer and star

Coyote delays three flight landings at Arizona airport

Jan. 22 (UPI) — Officials at an Arizona airport said three arriving flights were delayed briefly when a coyote was spotted wandering near the runway. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport said three flights circled the airfield Monday morning while airport employees worked to remove the

Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean to headline Faster Horses festival

Jan. 22 (UPI) — The 2020 Faster Horses festival will feature headlining performances from Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean. Festival organizers announced a lineup for the country music festival Wednesday on Twitter. This year’s event runs July 17-19 in Brooklyn, Mich. Tickets go on sale

The Science Behind Crafting a Perfect Espresso

But since that packing isn’t homogeneous, the actual flavor will vary. Coffee pros will typically say that underextraction (not enough coffee surface area? Grind too coarse? Packed too light? Not enough water?) yields sour flavors, and overextraction (the opposite of those other things?) yields bitterness.

Selena Gomez thanks fans after ‘Rare’ debuts at No. 1

Jan. 22 (UPI) — Selena Gomez is feeling grateful for the success of her new album, Rare. The 27-year-old singer and actress thanked fans in an Instagram post Tuesday after Rare debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Gomez expressed some embarrassment over

Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece’s first female president

Jan. 22 (UPI) — Katerina Sakellaropoulou became the first female president of Greece Wednesday after a coalition of parties approved her nomination. The former judge will take office March 13, replacing Prokopis Pavlopoulos. Sakellaropoulou, 63, won rare party support from across the board, including the

South Korea plans to attract more Panmunjom visitors

Jan. 22 (UPI) — The South Korean government has decided to build a new $1.4 million integrated management system to increase civilian travel to the truce village of Panmunjom, which was disarmed in 2018. Seoul arrived at the decision following the 311th meeting of the

Seoul reaches out to North Korean defectors with emergency aid

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (UPI) — South Korea has identified hundreds of North Korean defectors who need emergency assistance, according to the country’s Ministry of Unification. The ministry, which looks after the settlement of North Korean defectors, plans to offer emergency help to a total of

NBC renews ‘American Ninja Warrior’ for Season 9

Jan. 22 (UPI) — NBC has renewed American Ninja Warrior for a ninth season. Production on the next edition of the obstacle-course competition series is expected to begin in the spring and the show will return to the network’s lineup in the summer. Matt Iseman

Watch: RuPaul on ‘Drag Race’ success, ‘AJ and the Queen’

Jan. 22 (UPI) — RuPaul says his RuPaul’s Drag Race success stems from his enduring love of drag. The 59-year-old celebrity drag queen and television personality discussed the long-running reality competition during Tuesday’s episode of A Little Late with Lilly Singh. RuPaul started performing drag

The Real Genius of *Love Island* Is Its Money-Making App

Love Island—the reality show stuffed with six-packs, sunscreen, fake tans, and pearly white teeth—is back! Wired UK This story originally appeared on WIRED UK. The series, which returned to screens for a winter edition last Sunday, has been a smash hit, crossing international borders and

This Indie Horror Game Made Me Confront My Fear of Death

I’m terrified of my body. The fat buildup on my abdomen. My tiny arms. I’ve always hated having to focus on it and especially hated interrogating its internal functions. Doctors scare me for this reason. I assume my body is trying to kill me; looking