Flemming Rose was the Danish newspaper editor responsible for running the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005 that sparked global outrage. Now he's written a book about the episode and holds fast to his belief that publishing them was the right and necessary thing to do.
South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz grew up on a farm outside Cape Town with speakers of Xhosa, an African language distinctive for its clicking consonants. “I like to think of myself as the white sheep of the family,” he jokes.
Eric Hebborn was used to seeing his paintings command high prices at auction, but only because people believed they were the works of famous artists. Now, almost 20 years after his death, some of his sketches are up for sale under his own name, giving his own talent its due.
Like most of us, artist Brian Dettmer doesn't have much practical use for old-school dictionaries, encyclopedias and atlases. So he's turning them into works of art instead, carving away at the thick books layer by layer to create stunning sculptures from their pages.
There's a growing body of English literature that isn't written in standard English at all, but rather different dialects and vernaculars. So when does a vernacular language become a language of its own?
Oscar de la Renta, who died on Monday at 82, was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. But after leaving at 18 and becoming famous around the world, he still maintained ties to his home and fellow fashion designers there, who are clamoring to have a street named after him.
There's nothing like a little American exceptionalism to roil some feelings in Europe. Perhaps you've seen the latest Cadillac ad — a tour de force in American pride. But it's engendering a pretty cold reaction from reporter Gerry Hadden's French in-laws.
Because the word's origins are murky, it's difficult to know just how insulting calling someone a "coonass" used to be. Today, some Cajuns view the word as an ethnic slur, while others have embraced it as a badge of honor.
Cocktail fans, think fast: what do you need to make the perfect pisco sour? Egg whites, lime, simple sugar and bitters, for sure. But most important of all is the pisco, a spirit that many Peruvians call their national drink.
For our Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of the capital of Ukraine. The answer is Kiev. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports on a controversy a local TV show that asked viewers to name the greatest Ukrainian of all time.
A Tour de France started this week in northern France. But it's not the world famous event that happens every summer. This cycling race is called the PENAL Tour de France -- and it's for French prison inmates. The BBC's Emma Jane Kirby has the story.