As the hours tick down to 2015, here at Art Beat we offer a final look at some of the artists we lost over the last year, whose lives and legacies are worth another goodbye.
By Larisa Epatko
When Madina Khsrawy was 13, she saw some boys skateboarding and asked them where she could learn. It’s not an unusual pastime -- unless you live in Afghanistan, and you’re a girl.
While adult penguins can survive 21 days without food, baby chicks cannot. Under normal conditions, the chicks would be out of their nests and able to survive the fast. But sparse fish populations around the South African shore limit chick’s…
By Victoria Fleischer
When the Apartheid regime fell in 1994, South Africa established the Constitutional Court. One of the original justices began collecting artwork for the court, with prominent South African artists donating the majority of pieces.
By News Desk
Conservationists across the globe are marking World Rhino Day on Monday, a day focused on five species of rhino, including black, white and Sumatran rhinos.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, 45 UN peacekeepers held captive for two weeks were released by al-Nusra Front, Syrian rebels who are linked to al-Qaida. Also, a South African judge ruled that Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius cannot be convicted…
The judge in the trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius said Thursday that he couldn’t receive a murder conviction in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
Nadine Gordimer has died at the age of 90 at her home in Johannesburg. The Nobel Prize-winning writer and anti-apartheid activist used her pen to write damning indictments of South Africa's racial segregation. We look back at Charlayne Hunter-Gault’s 1987…
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