David Chase toiled in relative TV anonymity until his breakout hit, The Sopranos. But Chases' ultimate goal wasn't TV, it was the big screen. And this week, his hit Not Fade Away hits movie theaters. While it's a work of fiction, the parallels with Chase's own life are readily apparent.
Pharrell Williams' feel-good music video for "Happy" inspired fans around the globe to create dance moves to his hit song. Now, he wants to harness that energy to promote the United Nations' International Day of Happiness.
The immigration debate often centers on people from Latin America, but many undocumented immigrants are Asian. Yet Asian communities are seeking out help and enrolling in a government anti-deportation program at much lower rates than Latinos, thanks to stigma over being undocumented.
CoCo Avenue is well-known to fans in LA's Koreatown. But Jenny Lyric and Jenna Rose are not Korean American; they're African American. And the duo are currently in Korea, wowing the crowds with their own brand of K-pop.
Driving in Karachi's crazy traffic can be very stressful. But amidst all this mess there is one source of pleasure ï¿½ the wonderfully decorated public transport vehicles. Fahad Desmukh reports on the poetry that adorns many vehicles in Pakistan.
China's presumed next president Xi Jinping is in Washington today meeting with President Obama. Xi will also visit Los Angeles and the town of Muscatine, Iowa. The World's Jason Margolis has more on why China's next leader chose Iowa.
China has a middle class of some 300 million people. And more and more of them are traveling internationally. As the World's Jason Margolis found out in Massachusetts, American states are increasingly trying to market themselves to Chinese tourists.