Stories about Culture

Jun 01 2017

Book conceived by JRR Tolkien 100 years ago goes on sale today

JRR Tolkien's fairy tale love story Beren and Luthien is now a book-100 years after he came up with the story as a 24-year-old WWI veteran traumatized by the horror of...

Jun 01 2017

Trump to announce decision on Paris deal on Thursday

Musk said: "I've done all I can to advise directly" to Trump and through others in the White House . A White House official speaking on the condition of anonymity to...

Jun 01 2017

Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns

The incident occurred around 2 a.m. local time Wednesday when police discovered a Glock pistol, a Bushmaster rifle and ammunition inside of Moles' auto, which was parked ...

Jun 01 2017

Trump Further Damages America's Relationship with Germany

Merkel had tried her best to improve relations with the Trump administration, brushing off a particularly uncomfortable first meeting at the White House in March-during ...

Jun 01 2017

Britain's Got Talent final to air Saturday night instead of Sunday

The " Britain's Got Talent " live final will air at 7.30pm on Saturday 4 June. The live final of the talent show will now air at 7.30pm on Saturday June 3, leaving view...

Jun 01 2017

United Kingdom police stop sharing info on Manchester attack with USA after leaks

Greater Manchester Police confirmed another search of an address had taken place, although there were no reports of any further arrests. Police have arrested 11 pe...

Jun 01 2017

United Nations chief: Climate action 'a necessity

As of Tuesday, 147 nations had ratified the Paris Agreement , representing more than 82 percent of global emissions, the U.N. chief said. Pruitt has been a vocal propo...

Jun 01 2017

Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough dies at 81

Among those paying tribute today were Gimme Gimme Gimme writer Jonathan Harvey who tweeted: 'Very sad to hear Roy Barraclough has died. Barraclough appeared in Corrie i...

Jun 01 2017

Philadelphia city councilman wounded in stabbing

Police say the man stabs Oh one time in the left side and then flees the scene. The stabbing occurred around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday after David Oh returned from work and p...

Jun 01 2017

Ariana Grande to play Manchester benefit concert

More than 50,000 people, including many who survived the bombing, are expected to fill Emirates Old Trafford for the gig, which will benefit the We Love Manchester emerg...

Jun 01 2017

Medical examiner confirms cause of death for Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell

A medical examiner has determined that the Soundgarden singer committed suicide by hanging . A full autopsy report was not yet completed Thursday afternoon. " Detr...

Jun 01 2017

Microsoft's Skype draws inspiration from Snapchat in big redesign

Or you can decorate it up by adding stickers or writing text, similar to Snapchat. Described as "the next generation of Skype", the new design focuses on messaging. You...

Jun 01 2017

Penguins defeat Predators in Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final

Guentzel, who also scored the game-winning goal in the series' opener, has 12 goals in the playoffs, the second highest total ever by an National Hockey League rookie, ...

Jun 01 2017

Sachin: A Billion Dreams is now tax-free in Delhi

Total: "₹ 38.80 cr [all languages]", wrote Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Sachin is not just a legendary cricketer for fans anymore, he is an emotion too - dir...

Jun 01 2017

Man wanted for sexual assault at Arlington National Cemetery

He was wearing a blue or grey short-sleeved shirt with dark blue shorts. "He is about 5'5" to 5'7" tall and has short, spiky, grey and black hair. It is not clear wheth...

Jun 01 2017

Manchester bombing: Ten remain in critical condition

One man was arrested following raids in the Withington area while the other was arrested in the Manchester area, according to the police. A woman arrested Wednesday dur...

Jun 01 2017

'Wonder Woman' banned in Lebanon because lead actress is Israeli

The declaration by the Ministry of Finance confirmed that it has "already started taking immediate procedures to ban the movie Wonder Woman that the Israeli actress is ...

Jun 01 2017

NBA Finals better live up to the hype

Perhaps most noteworthy, it gives Durant the chance at a first championship and validation for his decision to leave the Thunder and join the league's latest super team...

Jun 01 2017

Kathy Griffin Beheads Donald Trump in Graphic Photo Shoot

I moved the line and then I crossed it. Photographer Tyler Shields continues to stand by the image. Lara also said during her Fox News appearance that the family wa...

Jun 01 2017

Donald Trump urged not to abandon climate change deal

Citing senior United States officials familiar with Trump's plan, several USA mainstream media reported Wednesday morning that Trump is expected to withdraw from the Pa...