| Jan 4, 2012
At about 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, as Brian Holler walked down a dirt road in a small village in Turkmenistan, a heavy, rumbling noise made him pause for a second during the long-distance phone conversation he was having with a reporter.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Kanye West headlined a very intimate gig Saturday night: playing the wedding singer at a reception for the grandson of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Dude reportedly picked up $3 million or so for the night, TMZ said, and according to the...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Jennifer Lopez on Sunday was apologizing for singing "Happy Birthday to You" to the president of Turkmenistan at a concert Saturday night in that country.
Seems the concert was put together on behalf of China National Petroleum Corp. for the...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Turkmenistan has launched its second political party, ending the official monopoly of its Democratic Party of Turkmenistan. State media heralded the step as a “historic event” for the country. But critics and outside analysts were dubious...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 3:32 PM
After touring Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, trumpeter Shamarr Allen says he's happy to be home, where he doesn't have to pay $3 for a packet of ketchup! Shamarr is the U.S. Cultural Ambassador who travels the world spreading the sounds of New Orleans.
| Dec 30, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Alewives are the stinky fish that used to wash up en masse on Lake Michigan beaches. So it is that we bring you the 17th annual Alewife Awards to commemorate the rankest cultural flotsam and jetsam to hit our shores over the past year.
Memo to vendors:...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 4:39 AM
A rescue effort began Saturday to save 130 Pakistani soldiers buried in an avalanche in a Himalayan region close to the Indian border, authorities said....
| Apr 6, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Turkmenistan, one of the most repressive countries in the world, is marking the “Week of Health and Happiness” with a march up a five-mile concrete staircase and plays such as “The Era of Power is Illuminated by Happiness,” the...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 2:47 AM
Sign up to win the Fox Rocks Lunchbox! K-Mack announces a new winner every Monday and Thursday at 10am drawn from all entries. We visit the winner at work and deliver the coveted FOX ROCKS LUNCH BOX, filled with great prizes every Tuesday and Friday...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 5:06 PM
BERLIN -- New Zealand is perceived as the least corrupt nation on earth, and Somalia and North Korea are seen as the most corrupt, a German watchdog organization said in a report released this week.
The United States ranked 24th least corrupt on a...
| Jun 30, 2007
EARLIER THIS YEAR, I put on a brand-new tailored suit, picked up a sleek leather briefcase and headed to downtown Washington for meetings with some of the city's most prominent lobbyists. I had contacted their firms several weeks earlier, pretending to be...