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Famed Australian shark expert who shot iconic 'Jaws' footage, dies at 78

SYDNEY, Australia — Ron Taylor, a beloved Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the terrifying underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller “Jaws,” has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 78.
Beauties sleep in Kyiv art project

Beauties sleep in Kyiv art project

Looking for true love? Fall asleep in Ukraine's top museum and wait for a kiss.
Cultural ties helped in book's adaptation

Cultural ties helped in book's adaptation

Deepa Mehta says she could relate to Midnight's Children characters

The real value of time

When it comes to Mitch Albom, the Detroit Free Press columnist and bestselling author, the thing everyone agrees on is that he's a busy man who's frequently time-challenged.

SEAL's book a compelling tale of bin Laden's death

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden By Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer Dutton, 315 pp., $26.95 Former U.S.

Nouveau-riche satire scathing, but flimsy

Lionel Asbo: State of England By Martin Amis Alfred A. Knopf, 256 pp., $25.

Novel rooted in Victoria setting

Marjorie Celona's Y, the story of a newborn girl abandoned at the YMCA, has earned a Giller Prize nomination
Top chalk artists coming to town

Top chalk artists coming to town

It's Stage 2 of a plan to breathe life into downtown
Film to launch 2012 Terry Fox runs

Film to launch 2012 Terry Fox runs

Mile Zero is the site for screening of drama about inspirational athlete
UVic art collection's 50 'greatest hits' on display

UVic art collection's 50 'greatest hits' on display

Exhibit at Legacy Art Gallery marks university's 50th