Burners, it’s time to decompress.
Get a good night’s sleep in a real bed, shake the sand out of your furry boots and show the rest of the world how a week in the desert changed your life.
We’re collecting all the best images from 2012′s burn below. From the 20-story light installations to the impromptu sunrise [...]
Green Day was forced to cancel a concert at the I-Day Festival in Bologna, Italy, on Sept. 2 after the band’s frontman was rushed to the hospital, NBC News reported.
Details about what is ailing singer Billie Joe Armstrong were not released. However, Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool posted a video on [...]
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says 100,000 refugees fled Syria in August alone, the highest monthly total since the uprising began.
Spokeswoman Melissa Fleming says the rise in people seeking asylum in neighboring countries brings the total of Syrian refugees registered or awaiting registration with her agency to 234,368 as of September 2.
Fleming told [...]
The Undocubus: DREAM Activists Arrive In Charlotte To Make Their Voices Heard At The Democratic National Convention
By Griselda Nevarez, VOXXI
For five weeks, a stay-at-home mom of three, a construction worker, a student who aspires to attend graduate school and more than 20 others risked deportation to travel on a “undocubus” across the country — for a cause.
Now they want their voices to be heard at the Democratic National Convention.
Their journey is [...]
ATLANTA — Chipper Jones rounded third base, took one look at his grinning teammates surrounding home plate and flung his batting helmet into the air before jumping into the welcoming party.
The moment Jones said he’ll savor in retirement came after a dramatic homer that can help his chances of one more postseason.
Jones hit a three-run [...]
VENICE, Italy — Israeli director Rama Burshtein provides an intimate look inside the private world of Tel Aviv’s Hasidic community in the film `’Fill the Void,” which premiered this weekend in competition at the Venice Film Festival.
A Hasidic Jew herself, Burshtein said she wanted to create a portrait of family life within the community without [...]
Swiss Painter Miriam Cahn On Her Upcoming Exhibition ‘Lachen Bei Gefahr’ At Badischer Kunstverein, Germany (PHOTOS, INTERVIEW)
Miriam Cahn is known to create works crawling on her hands and knees, sometimes naked and sometimes with her eyes closed. Performance and product bleed into one as the Swiss artist leaves her physical residue on her roughed up paper canvases.
Since the 1970′s Cahn has been creating work that both incorporates and departs from [...]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama consoled victims of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast on Monday and stoked the enthusiasm of union voters in the industrial heartland, blending a hard political sell with a softer show of sympathy on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.
At times like these, “nobody’s a Democrat or a [...]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Republican National convention gave prominent speaking spots to a number of Latino politicians, whom the party called rising stars. Democrats are unimpressed.
Top Democrats made the point on Tuesday that their party has more Latinos, even if they lack the number of Latino governors the GOP has, and their role in [...]
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia is issuing a rising number of concealed-carry gun permits to people who live in other states in a trend that may be helped along by online gun classes.
The commercial courses allow applicants to seek a permit from Virginia that is valid in their state, but without having to meet tougher requirements [...]