George Packer discusses his new book, 'The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America' – a country no longer assumed to be a global leader, even as its internal economic gulf widens.
The rapper Jay-Z showed his versatility on Sunday night during the NBA Finals with a sleek commercial promoting his new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail.' The project will be released on July 4 in conjunction with electronics giant Samsung.
Like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the Monitor's Linda Feldmann travels Cuba on a 'people to people' tour. Since 2011, such trips have had the sanction of the Treasury Department – a legal way for Americans to see the long-forbidden island.
The 'Annie' remake which is being produced by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith will star 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' actress Quvenzhané Wallis. The movie was originally slated to star Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's daughter Willow, but the Smiths will still presumably serve as producers.