Kennedy Center honors five in 2010, including Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Bill T. Jones, Merle Haggard, and Jerry Herman.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (l.) talks with Kennedy Center honorees for 2010 Jerry Herman (Broadway composer and lyricist of 'Hello Dolly!' fame), country music legend Merle Haggard, dancer-choreographer-director Bill T. Jones, and former Beatle Paul McCartney while waiting for multimedia impresario Oprah Winfrey to arrive for a group photo after a dinner held at the State Department honoring the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington on Dec. 4.
A painter and a writer have both recently depicted race, which remains an uncomfortable issue in South Africa more than a decade after the end of apartheid, in their work.
Now that we're fully into the holiday shopping season, Monitor staff writers have compiled a list of items you might consider as Christmas or Hanukkah gifts. We begin with some family-friendly DVDs. Each item has a link to amazon.com, where you can purchase the item and help support the Christian Science Monitor at the same time.
Sarah Palin's new book 'America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag' goes on sale Tuesday. It arrives as Palin ponders a run for the presidency, drawing criticism from the right.
Katherine Jackson said that Blanket, whose given name is Prince Michael Jackson II, is shy but now wants to attend school next year, when he'll be in fourth grade.
George W. Bush's 'Decision Points' memoir is attracting global scrutiny. Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder disputes that he initially offered support for the invasion of Iraq.
New Michael Jackson song: 'Breaking News,' a new song said by his record label to have been recorded by Jackson in 2007 and 'recently brought to completion,' opens with clips from old news reports about the more bizarre events in Jackson's life.
In his new memoir "Decision Points," George W. Bush weighs in on the Iraq war, the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, John McCain's 2008 campaign, and other episodes in his presidency.