The World has given some thought to the musical trends that have stood out over the past decade. From K-pop to viral videos to a resurgence in vinyl, host Marco Werman highlights some of these trends, and more.
British blogger Shaun Usher has been collecting remarkable letters from around the globe and throughout history — and publishing them on his blog. Now, he's collected some of the best in his book, Letters of Note.
A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media -- but they're not wearing white lab coats. They're wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.
After this week's attacks around Boston, the common, household pressure cooker has become associated with death, destruction and the Boston Marathon. But this fairly simple pot is a crucial cooking tool around the world. And it's going to need an image makeover.
At a Los Angeles Korean festival recently, attendees got a special treat. A humanoid robot from Virginia Tech was on of the shows -- and it performed the dance to Psy's Gangnam Style to roars of approval.
Chong's Oriental Market in Columbia, Mo., has been serving the city's Asian community for nearly 25 years. But as the community has diversified, owner Daewun Shin has added staples and ingredients from a whole host of other communities, especially those from Africa.
Ethiopia answered the call of the United Nations in the 1950s and sent three battalions to South Korea to repulse the North Korean offensive. Along the way, they distinguished themselves for their valor, but also for their tradition of bringing all of their war dead home with them — a tradition embraced by the United States soon after.
South Koreans are spending money with reckless abandon, taking out loans and maxing out credit cards to pay their bills. They're doing it, usually, in hopes of improving their socioeconomic status, but economists say they may be banking on an unsteady foundation.
Park Geun-hye is one of the political elite in South Korea, the daughter of one of the country's former dictators, one who was credited with kicking the country into the modern age. She's making a bid to be the country's first female president -- but she's running into resistance.
While Americans were celebrating their mothers and grandmothers and other important women this weekend, South Koreans were celebrating single mothers. It's a big deal in a country where single mothers are encouraged to abort their babies or put them up for adoption, for fear of shaming their families.
Paul Loong spent years in a Japanese POW camp during World War II. He kept a journal through it all and his daughter, who found it, recently turned it into a film, "Every Day is a Holiday," set to air on PBS.