Thursday, July 23, 2015
E.L. Doctorow, one of America's most accomplished novelists of recent decades who was best known for his historical fiction, died Tuesday at the age of 84, U.S. media reports said.
Police handed Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei his passport on Wednesday four years after it was confiscated, he told AFP, hailing the move with a smiley emoticon.
Eighty years after the release of "Green Hills of Africa," the son and grandson of Ernest Hemingway are urging a fresh look at a work critics have often set aside.
French actor Omar Sy has come a long way from the gritty Paris suburbs where he grew up. But sitting in a five-star Beverly Hills hotel, he has clearly not forgotten his immigrant roots.
U.S. President Barack Obama made a final appearance Tuesday on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, joking with the outgoing host about his looming retirement and the messiness of the Middle East.
Less than half of U.S. teenagers today are sexually active, far fewer than in the late 1980s, a U.S. government report said Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
This week's reopening of embassies and resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba opens a new chapter in the countries' complicated relationship.
Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway: Marimba ringtones! Rat-a-tat texting! The shaming "shhhhh!"
"I was already saying I'd go live in the Congo when I was nine or 10," says Willem Boulanger, who after satisfying that dream is embarking at age 83 on another -- founding a game reserve near Kolwezi.
Critics dismissed it as a rough draft for "To Kill a Mockingbird" and readers despaired over an aging, racist Atticus Finch.