Haggis is growing in popularity, and not just in Scotland

LONDON (Reuters) - Carried high by the cook on a silver platter behind a kilted piper at formal dinners, the haggis is the essential dish for anyone celebrating the birthday of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Haggis to be used at the world haggis eating competition sit in a pile before…

African style makes debut at Paris Haute Couture week

PARIS (Reuters) - Cameroonian designer Imane Ayissi blended European style with African flair for a catwalk collection that marked the first time a designer from sub-Saharan Africa had joined the Paris haute couture fashion week. Designer Imane Ayissi appears with models at the end of his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection show in Paris, France…

Play it again, Barry: Davos 'Piano Man' gets new gig

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - For 25 years he had the ear of world leaders, CEOs and even rock stars at Davos, but the Swiss ski resort’s most-listened to man has moved on. FILE PHOTO: Barry Colson plays piano at his new bar in Davos, Switzerland January 20, 2020. Picture taken January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Jenna ZuckerBarry…

Nigerian artist makes dark skin prosthetics to boost patients' confidence

UYO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Michael Sunday is delighted, if a little stunned, as he admires his new right hand: a silicone glove-like prosthetic meant to help him return to normal life after he lost three fingers in a car accident a year ago. The prosthetic has a hyper-realistic feel and, unusually, is dark in color,…

Female Icelandic 'Joker' composer makes film awards history

(This Jan. 19 story corrects spelling of Gudnadottir and of Todd) BERLIN (Reuters) - Golden Globe-winning Icelandic musician Hildur Gudnadottir, 37, usually lives a quiet life in Berlin, but is about to see a lot more of Los Angeles’ red carpets as nominations come flooding in for her score for Todd Phillips’ film “Joker”. On…