Arts & Culture

High Unemployment Remains after World Cup


Everyday nearly 100,000 South Africans scour the country’s streets in search of work. With a numbing jobless rate of 27 percent, the current state of…read more

Mark Twain’s Autobiography Set to be Revealed


Mark Twain, one of America’s greatest writers and humorists, died 100 years ago at the age of 75. Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens,…read more

Artist Chuck Close on Overcoming Disabilities


Chuck Close is a world-renowned artist who paints wall-sized faces and portraits. While much of his work is filled with vibrant colors, his life has…read more

In South Africa, Phones Help Poor Connect


Johannesburg is one of South Africa’s largest cities but less than 1 percent of the population has access to land phone lines or Internet service.…read more

Poet Documents Lives Along Mexican Border


The city of Juarez, Mexico and other towns along the U.S.-Mexican border have been ravaged by violence between feuding drug cartels over the last few…read more

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