During the Cold War, all things Western were either forbidden or held in deep suspicion among officials east of the iron curtain. Yet, somehow, the culture of skateboarding that cropped up in California made it into East Berlin, where it thrived. A new documentary looks at that evolution.
Hip hop artist Joaquin Santos is from San Diego but he has strong family ties to El Salvador. His solo album, Salva Vida, tackles the social, political and economic problems plaguing the Central American nation.
When HBO decided to turn George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones into a TV series, they realized they needed to turn the Dothraki language written about in the book into an actual, spoken language. They turned to a California professor, David J. Peterson, who specialized in making up languages.
Undocumented immigrants have long been accused of 'stealing' work from Americans, but some economists say the relationship between unemployment and immigration isn't clear. Lisa Mullins finds out more from Manuel Pastor at the USC.
As more Mexicans who moved to the United States are returning to Mexico, some by choice, others because of deportation, they're bringing with them children who've never known Mexico. Often, they don't know Spanish either, which puts them at a huge disadvantage in Mexican schools.
As the World's Matthew Bell reports, revolutions in the Middle East are making Israelis very nervous. Opinion polls show the Jewish state's public image is in tatters. Public and private organizations are making an effort to buff Israel's image.
International students continue to pour into American universities, many of them from China. But those Chinese students are running into challenges in adapting to U.S. culture. So at some universities, including the University of Southern California, the universities are stepping in to try and help.