L’Osservatore Romano, the famously staid semi-official mouthpiece of the Catholic Church, has been seeking to remake its image, panning the blockbuster 'Avatar' but praising Homer Simpson and forgiving John Lennon for his 'more popular than Jesus' comment.
The Vatican fears the EU effort might open the door to gay marriage. The US is staying silent.
The Monitor's language columnist looks at marketers' artful use of the term 'countries' to make it seem as though they're serving more of them.
Bill Maher's documentary skewers religion but chooses laughable targets to make his point.
Yu Long, conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, reaches across an old cultural divide.
The 104-acre, 21-building enclave was cleared for occupancy recently and will open next month.