Religion And Music,
First there was a rock-singer imam, then electro-dabkeh (Levantine folk dance) and Mipsters (Muslim hipsters). Now, it's time to take a look at Islamic (or Muslim) punk. Invented in 2002 by an American author, the term "Taqwacore" has since been taken up by...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A suspected arson fire in southwestern Poland has damaged a 750-year-old oak tree believed to be the country's oldest. The deputy chief forest ranger in Szprotawa, Jerzy Wilanowski, said Monday that firefighters battled the blaze for more than 30 hours last week using water and foam....
HLAING THARYAR, Myanmar (AP) — "The food cart is coming!" the hungry little boy shouts, his face lighting up. More than 100 people sitting in the grass and beneath the dark midday shadows of giant trees turn to look at the nearby Buddhist monastery. As a monk moves through the...
"You know an immigrant is just someone," says comedian Russell Brand, "who used to be somewhere else?" In his new stand-up special, "Messiah Complex," Brand hits on a hot-button issue of immigration he explores the media's portrayal of immigrants as different or dangerous instead of what they are: people. In...
Part of Tower Bridge's latest attraction, a glass walkway soaring 140 feet above the Thames, has shattered just two weeks after opening, when someone dropped a beer bottle on one of the glass panels. The attraction, which cost London a cool $1.5 million, was part...