The Beatles

A Kurdish security officer escorts Alexanda Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh

Former ISIS member is found guilty in US federal court


El Shafee Elsheikh, a former British citizen accused of taking part in a brutal ISIS hostage-taking scheme, has been convicted in a federal court in Virginia of assisting in the kidnapping and deaths of four Americans between 2012 and 2015.

Los Gatos live in concert, 1968. 

How the Beatles inspired a rock revolution in Argentina

The Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison

The University of Liverpool new master’s makes a whole degree of Beatlemania

Just a few of the used copies of the “White Album” that Rutherford Chang owns.

‘We Buy White Albums’

Klaus Voormann, German born artist and friend to The Beatles

Klaus Voormann’s long history with The Beatles

Nano Raies, a singer, composer and songwriter at Berklee College of Music.

This cover of The Beatles’ ‘Drive My Car’ celebrates Saudi women’s new right to drive

Global Hit

On Sunday, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia started allowing women to drive for the first time. The World, along with some talented young musicians from Boston’s Berklee College of Music, came up with a commemorative song for the occasion: an Arabic version of The Beatles’ “Drive My Car.”

Women practice yoga in front of Beatles-themed displays at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh

50 years on, India is celebrating the Beatles’ infamous trip to the country


When the Beatles embarked on their famous discovery of India to study transcendental meditation, the Indian government was far more wary.

Lennon sculture in Havana, Cuba

You can take your picture with John Lennon in Havana, but don’t mess with his glasses

Arts, Culture & Media

A statue of John Lennon has been seated on a bench in a Havana park for the last 13 years. Problem was, Lennon’s circular glasses kept getting stolen — that is, until an aging Cuban man became his guardian.

Research shows listening to different musical genres leaves lasting impact on brain

Arts, Culture & Media

A Northwestern University scientist wanted to see how the brains of people changed when they grew up listening equally to two distinctly different cultures of music, like rock and tango. So he commissioned a study, and found that, indeed, ‘bimusical’ experience leaves a lasting impact.

Bloco do Sargento Pimenta: The Beatles Samba-Style

Arts, Culture & Media

One of the hits of Rio de Janeiro’s carnaval this year was Bloco do Sargento Pimenta, a samba tribute band dedicated to the music of The Beatles. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the band’s singers, Leandro Donne.