Schoolhouse Rock, the 1970s and 80s animated shorts that taught a generation of school kids about how a bill becomes a law and just what function a conjunction has, inspired Alex Timbers to blend history and music in his musicals. The young director is out with his latest mashup, Here Lies Love, looking at Imelda Marcos.
Star Wars is set in North Africa. Not in the movie sense, of course, but the sets were filmed there. And, in many cases, once filming had wrapped, the sets stayed. And stayed. And they're still there. One photographer recently captured the well-preserved relics in North African deserts.
It happened in a blink. A tour guide was in the water, another guide went in after him and then the second man wound up in the mouth of a hippo. It happened some 17 years ago, but the memories are still fresh for Paul Templer.
Pakistan marked a monumental moment this weekend, with voters successfully electing a new individual to be the nation's prime minister. It marks the first time the country has successfully had a peaceful, democratic transfer of power.
New York City's Museum of Modern Art is a popular stop for locals and visitors. The nearby Museum of American Folk Art isn't as well-known, but it's design is celebrated. That's why so many people were surprised when MoMA indicated it was going to tear the building down.
Mark Schneider is a big deal among the war re-enactor set. He's often tapped to play the role of Napoleon, and he's in the running to play Napoleon in the biggest re-enactment in years: the 200th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo.
In the early days after World War II, a few Jewish Holocaust survivors set out to punish Germans for the Holocaust perpetrated by the country's Nazi leaders. What, exactly, they accomplished in many ways remains unknown. But one survivor was recently willing to discuss, in vague terms, his participation.
Residents of Newtown are trying to determine what to do with their school, which was the site of a mass shooting late last year. In making that determination, though, they're able to draw on the experience of many others who have dealt with the same issue, from Columbine High School to a movie theater in Colorado.
A potato gun is a WMD. At least, the strict, plain-English definition of a weapon of mass destruction would include the old-fashioned potato gun. Through changes over the years, the definition of a WMD has been broadened -- and now prosecutors have all the power when it comes to charging people.
Earth Day is today — a history that goes back some 43 years. It all started with an article in a newspaper, when Denis Hayes was inspired by the words of Sen. Gaylord Nelson. The two worked together to coordinate the first Earth Day, in 1970.