Racquel Gates, a professor of film at Columbia University, and the consulting producer and editor for the Melvin Van Peebles Box Set — being released by The Criterion Collection next week — discussed his work, life and legacy with The World's host Marco Werman.
The begging of the nuclear age at the end of World War II happened, in large part, due to fears that Germany would detonate an atomic bomb first. See how the United States pushed itself to become the world's first nuclear power.
"We cannot arrest our way out of the problem," some advocates say.
Despite promises to "promote clean air and water," environmental prosecutions and penalties have drastically decreased during Trump’s first year.
An outbreak grabbed the headlines for Somalis in this northern state. But advocates hope it can bring more than just an emergency response.
President Donald Trump wants to stop illegal immigration at the southern border. More than 100 years ago, many Americans were trying to get into Mexico, illegally, to escape slavery.
Each week on The World, we feature a unique selection of musicians, and every week we put it together for you here.
After a Sudanese American teenager was arrested and detained in Texas for bringing a homemade digital clock to school, Sudanese American parents wonder what Ahmed Mohamed's story means for their kids growing up in the US.
The heavy-handed police response to civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, this week, has drawn a lot of criticism from veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Phillip Carter, a former army captain, wrote a piece for the Daily Beast entitled "Ferguson's Cops Are Armed Like I Was in Iraq."
Spain has learned that the NSA secretly monitored 60 million phone calls — in just one month. The revelations, and the angry reactions, are presenting challenges to American diplomats in the field.
With coal use falling fast in the US but still growing in Asia, western coal producers are pitching a plan to build five big new coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon, but opponents warn of big new environmental risks.