| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
PARIS -- Tens of thousands of protesters are flooding the streets of Ukraine, blocking access to government offices and threatening to start what the media is largely (and preemptively, if not mistakenly) referring to as a "revolution." All this over...
| 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 13, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Let’s face it: The Nobel Prizes aren’t for everyone. That’s why we celebrate the Ig Nobel Prizes, which were handed out Thursday night at Harvard’s Sanders Theater.
Among this year’s winners were scientists who discovered...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre announced Sunday night the shows it will present in the first half of 2013, as part of its World Stages series of global work, much presented in partnership with the British booker and producer Richard Jordan Productions.
| 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...
| 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.
| Oct 1, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Syria's foreign minister blasted U.S. and other Western and Arab nations at the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, accusing them of supporting terrorism in their supply of weapons and guidance to rebels fighting for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...