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  • Music Company Mourns SXSW Crash Victim

    One of the two people killed by a suspected drunk driver Thursday morning at South by Southwest in Austin is being remembered by his company MassiveMusic. Steven Craenmehr, who was attending the music portion of the festival, was 35 years old and had...
  • MOCA director steers a steady course

    MOCA director steers a steady course
    Philippe Vergne says his first task as the new director of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art is not to act quickly but to think and plan deeply. On the job less than two weeks after extensive past experience as director of New York's Dia Art Foundation...
  • Film Review: 'Queen'

    A bittersweet Bollywood comedy of self-discovery, Vikas Bahl's "Queen" is a genuine word-of-mouth hit, a low-budget production that topped the Indian B.O. charts in its first two weeks of release. The surprisingly mild and sweet film tells the story of...
  • G-7 leaders agree to freeze out Russia

    THE HAGUE — Leaders of seven of the world's largest economies on Monday agreed to freeze Russia out of the Group of Eight nations and threatened sanctions against key sectors of its economy if Moscow further invades or seeks to destabilize Ukraine....
  • Obama says crisis in Crimea should not be seen in Cold War terms

    Obama says crisis in Crimea should not be seen in Cold War terms
    AMSTERDAM — The fight over control and influence in Ukraine should not be seen as a Cold War-era battle, President Obama said in an interview released Monday as he opened a European trip certain to be dominated by discussion of the West’s...
  • Secret Service agents sent home from Obama trip for alleged drinking

    Secret Service agents sent home from Obama trip for alleged drinking
    BRUSSELS -- Three Secret Service agents prepping for President Obama’s trip to the Netherlands were sent home for “disciplinary reasons,” a service spokesman said Wednesday, in another embarrassing incident for the elite agency charged...
  • Colorado begins recreational pot experiment with first sales

    DENVER — At 7:59 a.m. on Wednesday, a harried Jay Griffin shouted to the crowd pressed against the roped-off lines leading to his storefront counter: "One minute until we make history!" Sixty seconds later, he and a handful of other pot shop...
  • Will work for beer? Program in Amsterdam pays alcoholic workers with beer

    No, you didn't read that headline incorrectly. A mostly government-funded program in Amsterdam pays alcoholics who clean street litter with beer.  It's all part of the Rainbow Foundation, a program started last year to help give alcoholics, homeless and...
  • Miley Cyrus smoking a joint at MTV EMAs: Worrisome or wearisome?

    Miley Cyrus smoking a joint at MTV EMAs: Worrisome or wearisome?
    Miley Cyrus sparked up what appeared to be a joint at the MTV European Music Awards on Sunday in Amsterdam, scandalizing some and giving new meaning to scandal burnout for others. Oh yeah, she also twerked again, butt-first into the face of a little...
  • 'The Power of Pictures' at the Beinecke Offers a Walk Through Visual History

    'The Power of Pictures' at the Beinecke Offers a Walk Through Visual History
    Humans have been communicating using pictures for at least 40,000 years — far longer than they have with alphabets and language. Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been in existence for only 50 of those years, but the...
  • Rachel Marsden: The hidden opportunity in the federal shutdown

    PARIS -- Over a year ago, I sent my fingerprints for a standard foreign background check to the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., along with a money order. Both promptly disappeared, never to be seen again. A personal survey of those around me...