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.
Margaret Thatcher was controversial in her life. As the world contemplated her legacy, a number of musicians who composed songs opposing Thatcher's time as British prime minister recalled how they felt and the songs they wrote while she was in office.
In movies and TV shows, you need a bad guy. Often, when directors and producers are looking for a bad guy, they look to Jeremy Irons, who's filled the bill in movies from Reversal of Fortune to the Lion King. His most recent endeavor, Showtime's The Borgias, returns on Sunday.
Filipinos make us the second largest group of immigrants to the United States. Many came after serving in the U.S. military during World War II. But because there are so many, getting visas to bring adult family members to the United States can be nearly impossible -- with the wait for most stretching a dozen years or more.
Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figure in life and was similarly so in death. While world leaders, especially conservative ones, praised her accomplishments, some liberals panned the Iron Lady's legacy while recognizing the impact she had on the world in 11 years as Britain's prime minister.
For years, even speaking Kurdish in Turkey was a ticket to trouble. But now, Turkey's government is opening up, and even allowing Kurdish to be taught in schools. It's a small step -- and some say it's fake, symbolic only -- but it's changing everything.
An understanding of the historical events that take place when we're growing up, one critic says, might not be the events we learn enough about. For example, for America's youth today, the educational system may not teach kids enough about the Iraq War they've grown up with.
When the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, individual soldiers, airmen and Marines led the way. A new exhibition in New York follows the invasion via the pages of a Marine's diary, as well as articles and photos from journalists embedded with the same unit in the early days of the war.
Charles Krafft has recently been outed as a Holocaust denier, and one who believes that Adolf Hitler has been unfairly vilified. He says, however, that he's not advocating for a return to Nazism -- just that intellectually he doesn't believe the Holocaust could have happened.
The selection of Jorge Bergoglio as the next leader of the Catholic Church has reopened old wounds from Argentina's past during the Dirty War. But some activists say Pope Francis shouldn't be lumped in with church figures who supported the dictatorship.