The British actor and a group of African soccer stars have teamed up with the CDC in a new public health campaign. The message: Ebola "is not an ordinary game. This is life or death."
Ali Smith's new How To Be Both combines inventive structural trickery and warm, sardonic writing in in parallel tales of a bereaved modern teenager and an Italian renaissance fresco painter.
The master luthier's violins and cellos include spruce from the Fiemme Valley. The forest still thrives, and its trees are still made into fine instruments.
An American journalist held captive by al-Qaida militants in Yemen for more than a year was killed in a failed U.S. rescue attempt.
The magazine's new Southern Music issue is all about Texas, from Bob Wills to Ornette Coleman.
Typhoon Hagupit is projected to slam the archipelago early today, hitting an area still recovering from a November 2013 typhoon that killed 7,300. This storm could drop 2 feet of rain in some areas.
Other protests of recent deaths in police shootings shut down intersections in Boston and Providence, R.I., and marched from Yale Law School in Connecticut to a nearby courthouse.
It rained in California this week. That might not sound like news, but the state is experiencing a record-setting drought. Jason Heller turns to science fiction to reflect on the strange weather.