Oral literature

Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 performing in Mexico City in 2011

Aha moment: Bono and belly dancing


She gave up ballet, but Yillah Natalie discovered her life’s work in U2’s “Mysterious Ways”: belly dancing.

Volunteers crouch on the wet sand as they pick up trash from a beach near Mumbai's Versova jetty

This Mumbai lawyer inspired a massive beach cleanup

The World

The strange science of immortality

Looking back on Bruce Springsteen’s rise to superstardom

Arts, Culture & Media

The Country’s First Voter?

The World

Chilean Actress Personifies a Gypsy Singer Named Kali Mutsa

Arts, Culture & Media

Celine Reymond is an actress hailing from Santiago, Chile. She’s 29-years-old. But she recently started recording songs in the persona of a 91-year-old Gypsy, who goes by the name of Kali Mutsa, which means “black cat” in Romany.

One Month Anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s Death Marked by Protests and New Facts in the Case

Yesterday marked the one month anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death. The 17-year-old was shot and killed while visiting his father by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain. Details of the killing have been coming out slowly, but yesterday the case took a number of significant turns – among them, a report that  Martin knocked Zimmerman […]

Rocking Drummer Boy Big Hit On YouTube

Arts, Culture & Media

Sean Quigley, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, performed and filmed his own version of the classic Christmas song, “Little Drummer Boy” and posted it on YouTube. To his shock, the video has had over a million hits.

The Art and Business Behind Holiday Songs

It’s everywhere in the air right now – at the supermarket, the pharmacy, in elevators, and in streets of cities across the country – not good cheer, but that endless loop of holiday music. Aside from annoying cynics or providing a soundtrack to Norman Rockwell-times around the dinner table, well-worn tunes like “White Christmas” or […]

A Strange Rhythm to Life in Troubled Kabul

Conflict & Justice

Laura Lynch on life and death in a troubled city.