Obamas’ first film charts life in US factory under China bosses

“They refer to us as the foreigners,” says a downbeat employee at the Ohio car glass factory where hundreds of Chinese laborers have come to work, far from their wives, children and homeland. But the worker in question is American, not Chinese, and is finding life very different under new management after billionaire “Chairman Cao” […]

The amazing Rania: Lebanese American artist to exhibit at the Smithsonian/ Update

Lebanese American Rania Hassan ,  a mixed media fiber artist, designer, and printmaker who is based in  Washington, DC. will be  exhibiting installations that combine knitting and painting with fiber and wood to weave sculptural stories about our connections to time, place, and circumstance. Her artwork is in the permanent collections of the National Institutes of Health (NIH, Bethesda, […]

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away on Tuesday at a hospital outside Paris, enjoyed the stature of a god among mortals in the world of fashion, where he stayed on top for well over half of a century and right up to his death. The German designer was best known for his association with France’s Chanel, […]

Trump’s mockery of rape victims emboldens rape culture

By Tami Sawyer As President Donald Trump touched down Tuesday at Memphis International Airport to lead a rally in nearby Southaven, Mississippi, I was also crossing into Mississippi to attend a political event of a different kind. I was driving two hours to Cleveland, Mississippi, to speak on a panel with former Secretary of Agriculture […]

Kavanaugh’s behavior: Whatever you say never really goes away

The firestorm surrounding President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court over the nominee’s behavior in the 1980s has reinforced a warning today’s social media-savvy high school students have grown up hearing: What they say and do now will live well past graduation. Judge Brett Kavanaugh faces a historic hearing Thursday over assault allegations dating […]

French art museum discovers over half its collection fake

A museum in southern France dedicated to painter Etienne Terrus has discovered that more than 80 works in its collection are fakes. Local police are now investigating an art forgery ring specialising in Catalan painters. Suspicion that the paintings, watercolors and sketches were fake was first sparked by art historian Eric Forcada, entrusted with overseeing […]