Thousands took to the streets despite the near-certainty they would face gunfire, tear gas and stun guns, human rights activists and witnesses said. The protests have evolved from a disparate movement demanding reforms to a resilient uprising that...
Today, most of techno's audience is in Europe. But its futuristic sound was nurtured by African-Americans in Detroit in the 1970s and '80s.
Despite urging from environmental groups, the federal government has decided not to list Atlantic bluefin tuna as an endangered species. It's the huge, majestic fish that's sold around the world as high-end sushi.
Opera, opera, more opera and ... Justin Timberlake. (There's Mark Padmore, too.) Here's our weekly roundup of classical music news.
Serious race fans are eager for one of the country's most anticipated races of the year, when the Indianapolis 500 starts Sunday. For non-serious race fans, the big event starts Saturday, with the 43rd running of the Kinetic Grand Championship
This week, the self-professed "toughest sheriff in America" announced that three of his employees were arrested for allegedly helping a Mexican drug cartel smuggle people and drugs. But the list of Joe Arpaio's problems doesn't...
News and notes from around the web, including two new blogs, Henry Threadgill at length, Roy Haynes on the ride cymbal, George Colligan on the road, Lou Donaldson, the Downtown Music Gallery, the Wes Montgomery park and "James Carter Ruined My...
The long-distance signature machine has its critics, but it had a great admirer in Thomas Jefferson, and was found to produce a valid presidential signature during the George W. Bush administration. Now, it's signed an extension of the USA...
Amid a wave of retaliatory attacks in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, militants with the Pakistani Taliban stormed a naval base earlier this week. The sophistication of the attack has analysts worried about Pakistan's ability to keep...
The freshman senator from Kentucky emerged this week as the prominent voice against Patriot Act surveillance provisions. He battled leaders of both parties to consider the impact of the measure on Americans' privacy.