Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (c.) visits a cholera treatment center run by the Rev. Franklin Graham's relief organization, Samaritan's Purse, in Cabaret, Haiti, on Dec. 11. Ms. Palin arrived in Haiti as part of a brief humanitarian mission in the impoverished nation struggling to overcome postelection violence and a cholera epidemic.
A collision Tuesday with a Japanese whalers destroyed a $2 million high-tech speedboat operated by Paul Watson and his anti-whaling outfit, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. It was probably the costliest collision yet for the group. But Watson has a long roster of mishaps at sea.
Paul Watson, a self-described "Earth Warrior," is set for another round of Whale Wars against the Japanese fleet as South Park takes aim.
The star of "Milk", actor Senn Penn, is in Cuba, reportedly to interview Fidel Castro for Vanity Fair magazine about how the Obama administration has affected the island.
The Monitor's critic sorts through what he sat through this year.
The film crew of "Fair Game," a movie based on the Valerie Plame saga that will hit theaters next year, donned flak jackets and went to Baghdad in search of authenticity.
Biopic about the first openly gay man to hold a major political office in America is bolstered by Sean Penn's superb performance as Harvey Milk.