Chocolates disappear, flowers fade, and jewelry goes out of style. But books remain forever. If you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift, one of the following titles is sure to suit.
Conservatives may be resurgent in Washington, but they have abandoned the arts. Liberal dominance of culture is undermining America's foundational values. When’s the last time Hollywood made a movie that portrayed a corporation in positive terms?
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis spent longer working as an editor than she did married to either President Kennedy or millionaire Aristotle Onassis.
Retired Gen. Stan McChrystal relayed story of how US special forces in Afghanistan finally got their man, despite an intelligence blackout from D.C. Now a Yale professor, he spoke this week about that Taliban episode, WikiLeaks, and information-sharing with the public.
An unknown assailant killed outspoken gay activist David Kato Thursday. Last month, he successfully sued the Uganda tabloid Rolling Stone for revealing identities of alleged homosexuals.
In order to temper the media sensationalism and obscenity it says has run rampant, Uganda's Ethics Ministry has introduced a bill that would broaden the definition of pornography.
The announcement Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2011 will fill some important gaps in its roster, most notably heavy metal pioneer Alice Cooper, R&B singer Darlene Love, and all-around swell guy Neil Diamond. But there are still some notable gaps in the Hall of Fame's alumni. Here are the top five biggest omissions by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The 30 years that have passed since John Lennon's death have done little to diminish him as one of the most respected musicians of the 20th century. As a member of one of the most successful and influential songwriting teams of all time, he changed the face of popular music. Lennon was a mad experimenter, a avant-garde visionary who not only responded to the tenor of his day, but set it. He was also a master of wide appeal, able to temper his unorthodox impulses with approachability. Many of his innovations are now essential components of pop music. Here are six of his most influential songs:
John Lennon fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his memory. Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death.
Music is appreciated throughout the year and makes a great holiday gift for family and friends. Here are some suggestions – ranging from Ken Burns' 'Baseball' soundtrack to Dave Brubeck – recommended by the Monitor staff. Click on the link at the end of each item to purchase on amazon.com, and a small percentage will go to support the Monitor.