Syrian American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum realized long ago that his music could be a tool. Now the focus of his lyrics is to remind people that beneath all the political posturing and proxy wars still taking place in Syria, there’s still real human suffering the world has to solve.
Teodor Currentzis is recording Mozart's Da Ponte operas in grueling sessions in Perm, a Russian town better know for prison gulags that soaring oratorios. It's part of his rejection — if not hatred — of the norms of the classic music scene.
An award given to French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo exploded into controversy this month, with high-profile critics saying the magazine stokes anti-Muslim sentiment in France. But the award went ahead, and the magazine's editor says his team is actually a force for anti-racism.
The frightening scenes of urban unrest in Baltimore, and in Ferguson Missouri before that, reflect a long-smoldering distrust of police in African-American communities nationwide. A lot of departments, Baltimore’s among them, have made substantive strides in recent years increasing diversity. But Census Bureau statistics also indicate that police in many of America’s largest cities still don’t reflect the makeup of the communities they serve.
Self-published is usually seen as a last resort for the rejected author, but don't tell that to photographers. Self-publishing has become a huge hit for photographers looking to get their work out, and the limited editions are valuable commodities for collectors and even museums.
Obamacare has been in places for several years now, but many consumers still aren't getting the coverage they're entitled to. A new study found that many health plans aren't providing mandated free services, and others are outright excluding some people from certain guaranteed coverage.
Officially atheist, the Communist Party these days is more tolerant of religion, though it generally demands that people worship in state-controlled settings. And that state control can manifest in weirdly capitalistic ways.
Parisian author Pénélope Bagieu had to act as a lone wolf to achieve success, and that selfishness makes its way into her new graphic novel, "Exquisite Corpse." But it's a cautionary tale she wrote for the reader and, in part, for herself.
Vienna recently installed traffic lights that use same-sex couples to signal "walk" and "stop." It's a show of the city's acceptance and welcoming of the LGBT community, but it turns out people also pay better attention to the new lights, even if they're snapping photos.
The controversial quarterback once bought a chunk of the campus of struggling Pine Manor college for his manse, carriage home and yoga studio. The Massachusetts school faces some of the same pressures as Sweet Briar College in rural Virginia, which announced in March it would close.
Most of us might probably opt for a night of Netflix if we don't have plans, but new research says going out by ourselves is just as fun as having plans with friends. That's why the study's author says we should forget our fears and see that movie solo.