| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Selena Gomez has canceled a series of her concerts in Eastern Europe after reportedly being denied a visa by Russia.
The pop star/actress had to cancel concerts in Belarus set for Friday and additional stops in Ukraine and the entire Russian leg of...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:17 PM
There are two reasons to keep up-to-speed on the fast pace of events in what would seem to be the very dull world of potash.
The first reason is that the key players in this once-tightly controlled market continue to lose their grip on it. According to...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:49 AM
There is no secret formula for success in the fashion industry. It’s a field where a woman can go from anonymity at a juice stand to having her colorful prints on shift dresses worldwide without ever having been to fashion school, as Lilly...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
HBO Documentary Films has bought U.S. television rights to Madeleine Sackler's docu "Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus," which premieres Sept. 8 at the Toronto Film Fest. Docu will debut on HBO next year.
"Dangerous Acts," which is...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The July 30 news that Uralkali, the huge Russian potash producer, was pulling out of the global fertilizer cartel might be that nation's richest gift to American farmers since the Great Grain Robbery in 1972.
Unlike the grain-buying deal that carried...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:36 AM
MOSCOW--Russia's foreign minister said there are "no legal grounds" for the United States to exert pressure on Russia to return Edward Snowden, whose whereabouts remained a mystery Tuesday, two days after his arrival in Moscow from Hong Kong.
| Jan 17, 2013
| 10:21 PM
Natalia Kaliada has faced rejection from arts facilities, endured police raids, been arrested and lived in exile for more than two years.
All of that for one cause: a relentless commitment to free thought and expression.
As the founding co-artistic...
| Jan 31, 2013
In these free, privileged United States, the phrase "Sex in the City" conjures up a premium-cable experience of hot nights, cool fashion, heavy appetizers and relationship angst so light it might fly away on the West Village breeze. But whither real sex...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - On April 3 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced recent results of the Agency's efforts to support exports of U.S. agricultural products. APHIS' recent efforts are...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:13 AM
A Belarus fisherman who invaded a beaver's space paid for it with his life.
The 60-year-old man in Belarus was with friends on a recent fishing trip when he tried to approach the beaver to be photographed with it, according to the Daily Telegraph. The...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:50 AM
This is a busy theater weekend in Chicago. Playwright David Auburn's "Proof" comes home to Hyde Park after 13 years, and at the Goodman Theatre, William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" takes a trip, perhaps a strange trip, to 1970s New York, an era...