In an effort to hold someone liable for car accidents caused by people talking on cell phones, lawyers are increasingly turning to the employers of the drivers, reasoning that there's a good chance people were either taking a business call or talking on a work-provided phone.
The U.S. Census Bureau released new data for 2011 that go a long way in describing the shifts in American demographics. We're becoming more multicultural, we're becoming younger, but only in certain places. In fact, white Americans are becoming less numerous, and certainly as a portion of the school-age group.
Bill and Fred Engst were born in China to American parents who wanted to be part of the Communisty revolution. The two now live apart, one in the U.S. and one in China, but carry many of those Communist ideals with them. It gives them an interesting lens on changes in the world.
Giorgos Germenis was one of 21 members of the Golden Dawn party, often associated with neo-Nazis and fascism, elected to the Greek Parliament. He's a member of a black metal band -- a type of music associated with dark, violent themes and satanism. He's not your typical politician.
As the music industry tries to find its way forward in a world of MP3 and iTunes, the computer programmers who were once associated with Napster and other products that the music industry blamed for its malaise are now being brought closer together. The industry hopes programmers can help reinvent the industry.
The Hmong community has been among the more resistant to western medicine since migrating to the United States over the last 60 to 70 years. Traditionally, they preferred the treatment of a Hmong shaman. But in California, there's an effort underway to bring the two types of medicine together.
Sherlock Holmes has been reborn in a series that debuts its second season this weekend on PBS. Steven Moffat, the man who reinvented Doctor Who and made it into a hit, is also behind the Holmes reboot and provides insights on what makes Sherlock Holmes work. The new season premiers on Sunday.
The U.S. beer market is stable, not really growing, not really shrinking. But a specific subset of that market, the craft beer market, is seeing tremendous growth. It's part of an increasing American culture of buying local -- supporting businesses in your own back yard.
While the recession seems to loosening its grip on the U.S. economy, but one group isn't seeing it. The cultural creatives, small businesspeople like photographers, architects and graphic designers have seen their ranks thinned by 20 to 30 percent and are still waiting for the bounce back.
Two small towns, one in Oregon the other in Scotland, are considering becoming sister cities. They're not exactly linked by trade, nor are they culturally significant. It's really the towns' names that have the two communities considering linking up.