Joilynn Green

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The Un-PC Truth About Beyonce’s ‘Sweatshop’

Outrage at the conditions endured by workers at the Indian factory making Beyoncé’s clothing line ignores more complex truths about the local economy.<p>…

Sri Lanka

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

Nutrition

Why I Travel the World Alone

I’ll never forget the day I checked in for my flight to Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I was at South Africa’s O.R. Tambo …

I thought it's now or never, says student who came out as non-binary to Obama

Maria Munir says ‘the blood ran cold’ after picking up the microphone at Q&A, but parents’ response has been positive<p>The parents of a student who came out to Barack Obama as non-binary have reacted positively, the student has said.<p>Maria Munir, 20, a politics and international relations student from …

LGBTQI

‘Whitewashing’ row over Scarlett Johansson's Ghost in the Shell role reignites

Scarlett Johansson has been plunged into a fresh Twitter storm over her casting in the Hollywood remake of classic Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell.<p>The first image of the Hollywood star as cyborg policewoman Major Kusanagi hit the web on Thursday as production began on the live-action reworking, …

Anime

7 Monologue No-Nos

Stuart Howard has seen it all. In his years as a casting director alongside Paul Hardt at SH Entertainment, he’s cast award-winning Broadway runs of …

West Side Story

The resonating words of hip-hop: It’s not just for teens anymore

Hip-hop, that rhythmic, rhyming speech pattern that has become one of the most popular music forms worldwide, provided a way of life for the three …

Schoolchildren in India Reveal What They Plan to Ask Princess Kate and Prince William When They Visit: 'How Do You Live in Such a Big House?'

A little schoolgirl who lives in tiny one-room home in India knows just what she’d like to ask Prince William and Princess Kate when she meets them …

Kate Middleton

Google puts money into cementing green energy standards in Asia

Plenty of big tech companies are looking to source green energy whenever they can for their substantial energy needs, and Google is the same. But it looks like it's hard to find the renewable energy you're looking for in Asia -- specifically China, which is why the company says it's offering seed …

Johannsson to seek approval to become Iceland's next PM

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's fisheries and agriculture minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson said Wednesday he will seek the president's approval …

Europe

'Hamilton': Who's Making Millions Off Broadway's Hottest Show

THR analyzes the revenue from sold-out shows, music and even books related to New York's most in-demand ticket in years.<p><i>This story first appeared in</i> …

Comics Legend Grant Morrison on His Queer, Kinky Wonder Woman

Grant Morrison, the celebrated comics scribe, opens up about his new book Wonder Woman: Earth One and why it’s Diana Prince’s time to shine.<p>Comics …

Man of Steel

Robert De Niro Pulls Controversial Anti-Vaccination Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival

"We do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion I had hoped for."<p>Andrew Wakefield's <i>Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe</i> has been …

Black Waitress Sent Home for Violating Restaurant’s Hair Policy

A chain restaurant in Toronto is being called for what one waitress says is a discriminatory policy. Akua Agyemfra tells CBC she was in her third day of training at a Jack Astor's Bar and Grill when the assistant manager Sabrina Chiodo approached her about her hair.<p>Agyemfra, who is black, had worn …

From Cairo, ‘It’s Saturday Night Live!’ — without politics, sex or religion

CAIRO — The marquee lights and stage set look familiar, as does the band that opened before the comedy sketch began: A nuclear plant manager is trying to cover up an accident as an employee with an oversized, conical head deadpans that she’s healthy, drawing laughter from the audience.<p>When the skit …

Comedy

The Civil War in Syria: The View from Israel

The war in Syria is a ruthless representation of regional changes that have taken place in the Middle East in recent years. At stake is a lot more …

Top Ten Tips to Know Before Booking Tickets and Taking the Train in Europe

Summer is just around the corner and with the Zika virus in full swing, it's one more reason people will be heading to Europe this summer. I personally prefer the train in Europe to any other form of transport. You don't have the same stress as air travel (you don't need to be there 2-plus hours …

Death of fair-skinned child among Jarawa tribe leaves Indian police puzzled

Andaman Island hunter-gatherers believed to have killed child according to ritual custom, but alleged role of outsiders in death forces officials to intervene<p>The murder of a five-month-old infant on a remote Indian Ocean island has left police at a loss and triggered a debate over the rule of law …

Obama talks positive body image regarding daughters and Michelle.

Having daughters has made Barack Obama take keener note of the body-image pressures young women face, the president said in a conversation with Misty …

As SXSW grows, Austin unaffordability dims famed music scene

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As the music universe orbits Austin again this week for SXSW, the "Live Music Capital of the World" is losing its cool — or at …

Texas

Girl, 15, raped and set on fire in India

Police arrest 20-year-old man after attack at girl’s home near Delhi that left her in a critical condition with severe burns<p>A 15-year-old girl is fighting for her life in a Delhi hospital after being raped and set on fire on the roof terrace of her family’s home, Indian police have said.<p>The …

India

Japan invites Robert Mugabe to summit as it eyes Africa for growth

Ignoring international criticism of the regime, Prime Minister Abe tries to counter growing Chinese influence on the continent<p>The Japanese government has invited Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, to Tokyo for talks later this month as Tokyo seeks to expand its influence and business …

How To: Charge a Cell Phone on Train Tracks

If you're ever lost or hurt out in the middle of nowhere with a dead cell phone, you might be able to "flag" down help as long as you're near some …

Disney Animator Jose Zelaya Learned to Draw During Salvadoran Civil War

When Jose Zelaya was 6 years old, while living through the ravages of the civil war in El Salvador, he told his mother that one day he would work for Mickey Mouse. Zelaya made it happen - over 30 years later, he is a character designer at Disney animating “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.”<p>“I …

Animation

5 Black Independent Films You Should Definitely Watch on Netflix

The streaming service Netflix has hundreds of movies available online, and that list becomes even longer when you include the hidden movie titles. …

Asian-American jab at Oscars reveals deeper diversity woes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV's "Fresh Off the Boat" creator Nahnatchka Khan was reveling in Oscar host Chris Rock's deft comedic assault on white-fixated …

Equality

'Grief soaks deep': is Murder the most original TV series of the year?

This isn’t a whodunnit. It’s a whydunnit. A cross between The Killing, Criminal Justice and Making a Murderer, the BBC’s three-part drama Murder could well be the most devastating series of the year. It certainly promises to be the most original.<p>Playing on the phenomenal success of true-crime …

TV

Nina Simone's estate tells biopic star Zoe Saldana: 'Take Nina’s name out your mouth'

Release of new trailer and poster for Nina has reignited claims that the Guardians of the Galaxy actor played the iconic soul singer in ‘blackface’<p>The estate of Nina Simone has slapped down Zoe Saldana, the star of a controversial new biopic about the late soul icon, in an excoriating Twitter …

Film Industry

Here's Who Will Be Playing Young Barack Obama In Indie Drama Barry

Barack Obama isn't even out of office yet and he has not one but <i>two</i> films based on his life, pre-White House, in the works.<p>Devon Terrell has been …