The UN, for the first time in decades, had declared a famine alert. Millions in Somalia face starvation. The West cannot be stuck in its own woes.
Harry Potter fans just know they love the record-breaking series of books. But everyone from academics to mythologists, classicists to historians, and literary critics to, well, geeks have a special “template” they perceive at the heart of the tale. From positing Albus Dumbledore as the infamous Richard III to taking us aloft the scaly back of St. George’s dragon, here are five of our top takes on what’s going on behind the scenes in the Harry Potter narratives.
Lady Gaga is being sued over the claim that wristband proceeds went towards Japan's earthquake relief efforts.
Jon Meade Huntsman Jr. wants his boss's job. President Obama’s former China ambassador declared his candidacy for the presidency on June 21. Dubbed “the Republican Democrats fear most,” the tall, handsome, cerebral former governor of Utah often draws comparisons to Mr. Obama, the very man he’s struggling to distance himself from. Will that, and his centrist views and Mormon faith, keep him on the margins of the Republican field?
Created in 2002 by billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad, the Broad Superintendents Academy has come under fire by critics who say that it is hostile to teachers. Defenders of the program say that its fellows graduate with a variety of viewpoints.
Hollywood stars like Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian are hoping to cash in on their fame and 'social capital' and draw attention to charities by making the 'Hollywood Pledge.'
Prince William and the former Kate Middleton, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be guests of honor at the dinner of charity Absolute Return for Kids on June 9.
Prime Minister Cameron volunteers by teaching job-interview skills. A report this week from the British government seeks new ways to promote private giving of time and money to charitable causes.
Singer Bob Dylan performs during his show in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh city on April 10. Dylan was in Vietnam for a one day performance.