In a bid to construct a hotel and church for a Christian priest, archaeologists in Israel may have made a major discovery. As they dug, they came across the remains of a synagogue, one thousands of years old with potential implications for Judaism and Christianity.
Way back in 1976, Congress changed the way copyright law works, but delayed the practical implementation until 2013. With 2013 just around the corner, artists are preparing to reclaim the rights to popular works that they created from 1978.
Leo Sarkisian was going to be an artist. Then his life took a major turn when he headed overseas, to remote corners of the world, to record previously unknown tribal music. He turned that into a decades-long run of hosting an African music show on Voice of America.
Two movies that hit the big screen on Christmas will become widely available this weekend. Django Unchained, from Quentin Tarantino, and Les Miserables, a remake of the long-running musical, both are worth seeing, critic Rafer Guzman says, but neither are home runs.
Celebrated Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of coalition forces during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, died Thursday at age 78. He suffered complications from pneumonia.
The Hmong culture has been a resilient one for centuries, enduring wars, genocide and mass migration. But the culture is under threat in the United States. A new elementary school immersion program in California aims to preserve it, and make it real to the children of immigrants.
More than 100 years ago, a London family man decided he wanted to record his family's holiday get-togethers. But rather than pull out an iPhone, he recorded audio on wax cylinders. Amazingly, those cylinders survived and are now in a London museum.
After the Gulf War, sanctions prohibited Americans from sending money to Iraq. Iraqi-American Shakir Hamoodi broke those rules, however, when he found out his family in Iraq had miscarried, because they couldn't afford $10 antibiotics. Now he's in jail — almost 20 years after the fact.
The soundstrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas certainly isn't new, but it does stand out. Christmas music is filled with jingle bells and snowmen, but not so with Vince Guaraldi's work. His soundtrack has been recognized and preserved in the National Recording Registry from the Library of Congress.
Various people around the world are looking to Dec. 21, the last day on an ancient Mayan calendar, as the end of the world. And while that theory has long been discredited, some people, especially in China, are madly preparing for that day.