In her latest record, “Vulture Prince,” Pakistani composer Arooj Aftab uses words from Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib and 11th-century Persian poet Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī, alongside electronic samples and touches of jazz trumpet.
Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford is running for election, and the media aren't invited. So far, his under-the-radar approach seems to be working out OK.
Author David Gordon's dream has come true. His first novel, "The Serialist" is a huge hit, winning numerous awards, becoming a movie and elevating Gordon to rock star status. But his success didn't come where he expected. He's actually big in Japan, not here in the US where he's just another New Yorker trying to find a seat on the subway.