By Travis M. Andrews Travis M. Andrews Pop culture reporter covering music, movies, TV, comedy and celebrity culture Email Bio Follow The summer of 1962 stretched out with possibility before 19-year-old
Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable
The government's crackdown on meat shops in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has left many traders and butchers without much work and money. The BBC's Vikas Pandey meets them in Allahabad city.
Dud from a Stone Pinterest said today that it has acquired Jelly, a bad 4-year-old search engine, for an undisclosed sum. Jelly, which was created by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, tried to reimagine search
Forty days into his term, the president won acclaim for delivering a presidential speech. President Donald Trump cleared a low bar: He read proficiently off a teleprompter, he looked human as he spurred
It started out a simple, human interest story featuring a former president and his post-White House hobby — painting watercolors of world leaders, and now, portraits of American soldiers, wounded during
Warner Bros.' new 'La La Land' tour stop is cute, but we found a real-life Mia at the studio Starbucks
In "La La Land," Emma Stone plays an aspiring actress so in love with Hollywood that she gets a day job in a coffee shop on a studio lot just so she can be in proximity to the movie business. "I love stuff,"
What happens to an economy when a country has a sudden and unexpected influx of tourists? Iceland offers intriguing lessons about the impact on cities, the environment and even food supply. A girl scoops
BBC Culture asked critics from around the world to make the case for each of the nine films in contention to win the best picture prize at the 2017 Academy Awards. Arrival Discounting the fake movie that
How did the genre that once dominated popular music fall from such great heights? The year 1991 may have the answers. It was a rough night for rock. Megadeth, the Grammy winner for Best Metal Performance,
They could become available in two to three years When Carlos Mastrangelo hit his early 50s, he started suffering from a vision problem many people have as they age: he couldn’t focus up close anymore
Ivy League graduates micromanaging the country – that’s how some in Marceline, Missouri, saw the status quo. In his native midwest, Thomas Frank investigates how the president won support despite local
Why do so few women end up in physics, mathematics and other fields traditionally associated with "brilliance"? Part of the answer may lie in what happens to girls by the time they're out of kindergarten.
My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back. I am a robot, programmed to obliterate my to-do list. During the day, I direct a research laboratory, write papers, and classes
Three years ago, film writer Mark Harris perfectly summed up how conversations about Best Picture nominees tend to go down. He called it The Balls Argument, and it goes like this: “If Academy voters had
Trump administration removes apology for historic mass government discrimination against LGBTI employees
The Trump administration sparked fury from gay activists after it removed from its state department's website an apology for past discrimination towards the LGBTI community. Former secretary of state Kerry
You can read some of our favorite fiction from the past 50 years in less time than it takes to fly from one coast to the other. Yes, Gatsby. Yes, The Old Man and the Sea. Yes, The Stranger and Ethan Frome.
The best way to learn CSS is through trial-and-error. You’ve got to write code in order to learn to be a coder. That’s the simple truth of the matter. But it’s always nice to have a helping hand guide
The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now. Swedish developers