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.
US presidents – and one president in particular – seem to have a knack for coining new terms.
Americans who watched the royal wedding coverage say they appreciated the elegance and traditions of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge.
For nearly 300 years, the European Enlightenment was the source of change for mankind. Then came China. In 32 years, it has become the second-largest economy in the world. China's examples shows that Western-style modernism is no longer the only viable route to modernization.
Pro-democracy warriors in Middle Eastern countries such as Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia push through barriers of fear only to find a constellation of needs, demands, and problems on the other side.
In Western history, state churches had to be weakened, monarchies discarded, and the 'divine right of kings' forfeited for democracy to grow. Which institutions and traditions are Arab nations prepared to give up? Something more than strongmen have to go if the new is to replace the old.
Many whose homes and businesses were affected by the Australia floods are finding that the fine print in their insurance policies rules out coverage.
Calvin Trillin serves up a novel "as deightful as finding a free spot in Time Square."