Gioachino Rossini, the man behind today's frog-themed Google doodle, is perhaps the most famous composer that no one remembers. He may not have the name recognition of a Beethoven or Mozart, but Rossini was a major figure in your childhood – trust us. So, with his 220th birthday landing on Wednesday, here's a look at the five biggest moments when you've heard his music and possibly not realized it.
Tony Curtis died at his Las Vegas-area home late Wednesday night. A World War 2 veteran, Tony Curtis acted in both film and television. He also painted and wrote his autobiography later in life.
Robonaut 2, a humanoid robot headed to the International Space Station, is a 'friendly robot' and has nothing to do with the villainous 'Star Wars' bounty hunter, say NASA officials.
‘Harlan’ explores a German filmmaker’s Nazi-era propaganda movie and its effect on the extended family down the years.
An astronaut winds up his three-year contract on the moon only to face creepy existential twists including meeting a younger, angrier version of himself.
The decade is almost over, the Monitor's language columnist points out, and we still don't have a name for it.