Phillip Almeida

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2014 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display Sunday night for the opening round of Rio de Janeiro’s exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew, even by local standards.<p>The Carnival competition sees the city’s top samba groups, or schools, parade in the Sambadrome, each …

Kickstarter Passes $1B In Crowdfunded Pledges From 5.7M People

Kickstarter, the crowdfunding platform for creative projects, reached a big milestone today: it’s now racked up $1 billion in overall pledges — with 5.7 million of us behind the effort, according to a special stats page it’s created to mark the moment.<p>We’d been tracking the ticker and noted …

Obama: Russian Presence in Ukraine Puts them on the "Wrong Side of History"

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update:</b> President Obama addressed the ongoing Ukraine crisis later on Monday, telling reporters that …