The Irish language used to be a symbol of Catholic nationalism. But it's gradually becoming de-politicized, morphing into just another minority language in need of saving. You can see evidence of that change in community halls in Belfast.
English singer-songwriter Morrissey has a staunchly loyal and maybe obsessive fan base. His shows are defined by audience members throwing themselves on stage, clamoring to hug him. But Morrissey's most loyal disciples come from a seemingly unexpected group — young Mexican Americans.
Janey Godley was all excited to meet Joan Rivers for the first time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And when it happened, the first words out of Rivers' mouth were an insult. For Godley, it was perfect.
For centuries, the bones of London's Great Plague victims have lain undisturbed at the Bedlam Burial Ground. Now a new construction project is letting archaeologists uncover their world for a few precious months.
Handguns and assault rifles are completely banned in Britain, and a very small percentage of the country's police officers even carry guns, something that has led to a lower number of fatal police shootings.