How did Prince close out South by Southwest Music Festival’s week-long showcase of rock ‘n roll By naturally throwing a totally different kind of party: a grooving, brass band-backed funk fest that stretched to 3am and outlasted many fans lucky enough to get inside the exclusive show that also featured A Tribe Called Quest.
Star Wars fans have more than just Episodes 7, 8 and 9 to look forward to. Disney CEO Bob Iger said at the annual shareholders meeting in Phoenix that the company is developing “some standalone movies” featuring Star Wars characters.
Itching for a good after-school science experiment?
Mao Zedong loved to swim. In his youth, he advocated swimming as a way of strengthening the bodies of Chinese citizens, and one of his earliest poems celebrated the joys of beating a wake through the waves.
In Washington on Monday, Hillary Clinton unveiled the State Department’s 10th annual report on modern-day slavery, which evaluates the efforts of every nation to combat the crime. For the first time, State ranked the antislavery efforts of the U.S
If there were any climate-change doubters in the wine industry, it seems they are now as rare as a 1921 Chteau d’Yquem.
One of the most ambitious efforts to transform city skylines around the globe is nearly invisible. That’s because the changes, aimed at drastically reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions in tall buildings, are happening in places most people never venture–in subterranean boiler rooms, behind radiators, under desks and inside the massive walls of office towers built decades ago.
British banking giant RBS has revealed it expects to make more job cuts and that former chief executive Fred Goodwin is considering taking a voluntary cut in his pension. New chairman Philip Hampton Friday made a strong apology for the bank’s mistakes, which lead to a UK record loss of £24.1 billion ($34.6 billion) for 2008.
Conservative activists on Saturday named former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the winner of a poll for best 2012 GOP presidential candidate. The poll marked the third consecutive year Romney came out on top.