These days, everyone is a photographer. Pocket-sized cameras are ubiquitous; Flickr is a phenomenon; Facebook has reinvigorated the photo album and the self-portrait. Lest we forget that this was not always the case, a new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington looks at an early renaissance of amateur photography that developed in a country about the size of Virginia.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh the news of the week, including what new unemployment numbers say about the economy, tough talk on the auto industry and President Obama’s trip to Europe. Continue reading
Continuing his first European tour as president, Barack Obama is meeting Friday with NATO allies in France, in part to rally support for his new strategy in Afghanistan. Continue reading
G20 leaders pledged aid to struggling countries and new controls on the financial system at the conclusion of their economic summit. Margaret Warner reports from London. Continue reading
Recent studies show that screenings for prostate cancer may not reduce death rates and may also lead to unnecessary treatment. A medical researcher discusses the latest findings. Continue reading
Author Liaquat Ahamed explores the role of bankers leading up to the Great Depression in his book, “Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World.” Continue reading
Britain’s Gordon Brown met with President Barack Obama Tuesday and urged international cooperation to stem the global economic crisis. Analysts examine Europe’s financial fallout. Continue reading
The economy continued its decline, with Japan reporting a worse recession than in Europe and America. Tom Bearden gives an update on the world economic outlook. Continue reading