Sunday, August 30, 2015
They say necessity breeds innovation. Perhaps there's no other country where this holds more true than India. The needs are overwhelming here. And whether it's refrigerators that run without electricity, heart surgeries for US$800, or the cheapest cars in the world, enterprising Indians and companies are constantly finding disruptive and innovative ways to address the needs of the 1.2 billion people who live here. This ingenious spirit is not dissimilar to centuries ago on the ancient Silk Road; when India was the source of complex and far reaching ideas like Buddhism, Algebra and Ayurveda -- the oldest school of medicine.
Albinos gathered Friday in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa for a first-of-its-kind festival to celebrate a minority that suffers rampant persecution in Africa.
Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?
In a sweaty, dark, clubhouse in northern Finland, people were jerking, jumping and screaming into the early hours Friday while moving their fingers with precision through the air.
African stars joined U2 frontman Bono on Friday in a campaign to use music to help empower women around the world.
The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland has put aside her nervousness and is finding her feet on Broadway.
It's a tall order to play the role of Pablo Escobar, the larger-than-life druglord who became the world's seventh-richest man with his shrewd, ruthless dominance of the international cocaine trade.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds are the season's first Oscar winners. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that the filmmaker and two actresses will receive honorary Academy Awards Nov. 14 at its annual Governors Awards ceremony in Hollywood.
Fifteen aspiring filmmakers have already caught the attention of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Fans of MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" may notice something familiar in the new film "We Are Your Friends."