Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, an icon of the Latin American left who chronicled the region's injustices in a career that spanned decades and crossed genres, died Monday at age 74.
Chucky Taylor's 2008 trial in Miami federal court was a sort of homecoming for a young man whose adolescence in Florida had been like so many others bored with the suburbs and longing for absent fathers.
If the Church of Scientology was hoping that HBO's withering documentary on the religion's practices would pass by with little notice, that turned out to be a miscalculation.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
An American classic directed by a Belgian and a musical about a very English rock band were the big winners at the United Kingdom's Olivier theater awards Sunday -- but it was an 89-year old theatrical Dame who brought the house down.
"Furious 7" easily outpaced the competition to claim the top North American box office spot for a second straight week, selling nearly US$61 million in tickets, industry estimates showed Sunday.
A handwritten notebook by British World War II code-breaking genius Alan Turing is expected to bring at least US$1 million at auction in New York on Monday.
Vin Diesel sang, Channing Tatum danced and Zac Efron showed off his toned abs yet again as the best shirtless winner for the second year in a row at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards.
Leanne Cope built a career in the rarefied world of Britain's Royal Ballet. So it was something of a shock when acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon asked her to sing in a shower cubicle.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Bloody faces, headless bodies, burned houses -- these are some of the stark and haunting images drawn by children who have fled deadly Boko Haram violence in neighboring Nigeria for the relative safety of a refugee camp in western Chad.
It's a searing hot day, and a group of commandos are attempting a daring prison break.