| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Conflict and war in the 20th century will be themes of this year's annual Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) to mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, the festival's outgoing director said on Tuesday.
More than 2,400 artists from 43...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:09 AM
They lived on different continents, were raised in different circumstances and never met.
But the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who died in 1968 at 39, and Nelson Mandela, who died last year at 95, were cut from the same cloth. It is a fabric woven...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:44 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- When Nelson Mandela's sculpture was unveiled at the seat of government in Pretoria after his burial last month, no one noticed one small detail: a bronze rabbit nestled in his right ear.
The Department of Arts and Culture...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:56 PM
JUBA, South Sudan -- Nelson Mandela left an estate worth about $4.1 million -- a minuscule fortune compared to the wealth of many African leaders -- to his widow, Graca Machel; other family members; staff; and educational institutions, according to a...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:29 PM
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart won the coveted Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, while Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker was honored with awards for both his career and his latest role as a White House butler.
| Jan 31, 2014
In December, in the thick of tributes that poured in following the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir chose to eulogize their leader with an abrupt, but no less affecting, flash-mob-style performance in a grocery store. Posing...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive"...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:30 AM
"We Are the Giant" profiles seven activists involved in various national uprisings of the Arab Spring, several of whom already have high international profiles; some are now deceased or imprisoned. A surfeit of harrowing on-the-ground footage during...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:21 AM
When Wilmette officials announced they were resurrecting the tradition of honoring a local person of the year, housing advocate Gail Schechter quickly nominated a fellow advocate she said is known for her calm and grace when building bridges between...
| Dec 13, 2013
The handshake between President Obama and Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service would have made the South African leader smile. It was the latest sign of a gradual thawing in relations between Washington and Havana after a frozen half-century....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:55 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who emerged from more than a quarter of a century in prison to steer a troubled African nation to its first multiracial democracy, uniting the country by reaching out to fearful whites and becoming a...