Offbeat articles

Dead dictators draw Hong Kong art crowds

A “breathing” Fidel Castro is among several ex-communist leaders gathered in Hong Kong this week — one of the world’s centres of capitalism — as part of a cheeky exhibition at Art Basel.

Bald New Zealand killer wins toupee lawsuit

A convicted murderer and child molester in New Zealand won a lawsuit Thursday arguing prison authorities breached his rights by confiscating a toupee he used to disguise himself when fleeing the country.

BBC interview dad laments online fame

An academic who became a global internet sensation when his children interrupted a live television interview lamented the perils of online fame Wednesday, telling reporters: “I’m so through with this.”

Bra parachute wins Australia flying contest

An actor tethered to a homemade parachute made out of bras on Sunday flew his way to the top of a quirky Australian competition, beating other contestants dressed as a balloon horse and winged reptile.

Trump surprises White House visitors

US President Donald Trump dropped in unannounced on roughly 100 schoolchildren touring the White House on Tuesday, greeting them beneath a picture of his vanquished election rival Hillary Clinton.