Art & Culture

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrated at Parades, Pubs in Ireland and Abroad

From the Irish capital of Dublin to the U.S. city of Chicago, people around the world are donning green Saturday and celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

Human Rights Activists Applaud Pakistan's First Oscar Win

In Pakistan, human rights activists are hoping the publicity surrounding the country's first Oscar winning film, a documentary about survivors of acid attacks, will help raise awareness and change the laws to protect victims of a crime that disfigures hundreds of women each year.

China Laments Oscar Snub of Christian Bale Epic

Hollywood's film community failed even to nominate "The Flowers of War"

China's state media are bemoaning the failure of the nation's most ambitious movie to make an impact at this year's Academy Awards.

In Niger, top UN officials stress response to food crisis must build future resilience

Mothers with hungry children lining up at distribution site in Taoa, Niger, for food handouts

Family, Friends Remember Whitney Houston at Hometown Funeral

Family and friends of American pop music icon Whitney Houston have said their goodbyes to the singer at a private funeral at her childhood church in Newark, New Jersey.

Whitney Houston, A 'Perfect Instrument,' Dies

Pop diva Whitney Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hills hotel room on the eve of the 54th Grammy Awards.

North Dakota National Guard Biathletes Win Regional Competition

North Dakota National Guard report

Air Force Capt. Eric Nordgren, who serves with the North Dakota Air National Guard, leaves the starting gate during the Central Region Biathlon Competition at Mt. Itasca, near Grand Rapids, Minn., Jan. 28. Nordgren won the 12.5-kilometer pursuit race and placed second in the 10-kilometer sprint race, helping to lead the North Dakota National Guard Biathlon Team to its third regional win in three years.

NY Police Chief Admits Giving Interview for Controversial Film

At least two American Muslim organizations are calling for the resignation of New York City's police commissioner and his spokesman for their involvement with a film criticized as anti-Muslim propaganda.

Artists React To Mexico's Drug War With Music And Poetry

Astrid Hadad performs in Mexico

Nada Surf, 'The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy'

Nada Surf's new album, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, comes out Jan. 24.