Recent actions taken against Congo's 'conflict mineral' trade by companies and the international community signal that although progress is slow, it is happening.
06/06/2011 04:40 pm
Saudi Arabia isn't taking this whole democracy thing lying down. It's putting down uprisings, beefing up alliances with fellow autocrats, and distancing itself from the US.
06/06/2011 02:18 pm
Some of this summer's best books will introduce you to Machu Picchu, hippie physicists, Parisian walks, and a serial imposter. And that’s just the nonfiction.
05/27/2011 04:24 pm
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife, Anne Sinclair, has posted her husband's $6 million bond. Where did Anne Sinclair, the Barbara Walters of France, get her wealth?
05/26/2011 07:11 pm
It's undeniable the middle class is growing in China, Brazil and India. But in the US, the term "middle class," is notoriously vague. Almost everyone, it seems, identifies themselves as middle class, regardless of wealth, income, profession, or education. That's why most politicians will describe policies they oppose as "punishing the middle class" and policies that they support as "helping the middle class." One popular definition, provided by The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, identifies American families as middle class if they have incomes between $25,000 and $100,000 each year. That's a wide spread, but a perhaps a useful one: If you see someone who makes $75,000 a year more than you as belonging to your class, you're much less likely to revolt against them. But is it true? Grab a pencil and piece of paper – or a Mont Blanc pen and some embossed gold floral deckle edge stationery – and take our quiz to find out where you stand in America's socioeconomic pecking order.
05/24/2011 02:45 pm
Documentary about the French couturier Yves Saint Laurent, 'L'Amour Fou' is ultimately more about his companion of 50 years, Pierre Bergé.
05/20/2011 05:00 pm
Pho is Vietnamese soup flavored with meat and fresh herbs.
05/17/2011 10:00 am
US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the case of five foreigners seeking to pursue a lawsuit alleging CIA-directed torture abroad. With that, appeals court ruling stands, disallowing the suit to protect 'state secrets.'
05/16/2011 01:25 pm
Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's chief strategist, is poised to take command of a group that has been in decline for years.
05/09/2011 04:39 pm