Art & Culture

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.

Beyblades: A New Spin Puts An Old Toy Back On Top

It's toy season. For boys, one of the hottest items on the market this year builds on an ancient concept: the spinning top.

10 Animated Shorts Move Ahead in 2011 Oscar® Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards®. Forty-four pictures had originally qualified in the category.

Sorting Through Statuettes: A Skeptic's Guide To Surviving Awards Season

Brad Pitt won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his work in Moneyball and in Terrence Malick's Tree Of Life, in which he plays an authoritarian father.