Israeli-born writer Ayelet Waldman tried to put Israel out of her mind for 20 years. Now she and her husband, Michael Chabon, are bringing writers to the region to write about the West Bank occupation.
In the fictional film "Radio Dreams," members of a rock band from Afghanistan want to jam with Metallica. The group, Kabul Dreams, is now based in San Francisco and is trying to find an audience in the US.
Nonagenarian Javier Delgado Corona's bar in Tequila, Mexico, is ranked among the world's best. His advice when it comes to tending bar? "Smile when someone walks in. Greet them ... get them a cool drink in a clean glass," he says.