Matthew Brunwasser

Arts, Culture & Media

Vampire rock

In 1979 Peter Murphy sang about the death of a vampire and gave birth to gothic rock. Now Murphy portrays a vampire in the latest �Twilight' film. For today's Global Hit, Matthew Brunwasser profiles the front man of the seminal gothic rock band Bauhaus.

Global Politics

Southern Sudan votes

People in southern Sudan vote in a referendum on independence this Sunday. This is not expected to be a close outcome: it would be a surprise if fewer than 90% of the votes were in favor of breaking away from the north. Matthew Brunwasser reports.