Riff Raff and Katy Perry arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
The artist also announced that a new album, '1989,' will be out in late October. Swift says the sound will be all pop | American Mosaic
Robin Williams was a humorist and a highly-trained actor. We look at some of his most famous movie lines from a Learning English angle | American Mosaic
Currently the Queens Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the New York World's Fair. The museum show is called “Bringing the World Into the World.” It includes a huge model of New York City that was made for the fair. | American Mosaic
The suspected suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams is being linked, in part, to depression. Many Americans suffer from the condition. But, many also are trying to help people with depression. They are finding ways to bring attention to depression and ways to treat it.
In 1934, U.S. officials wondered where to put the country’s most dangerous prisoners. They found a place on an island in the harbor of the city of San Francisco, California. It was officially called Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, but everyone called it “The Rock.”
Sometimes Steve Wolf gets blown up or is set on fire. But he claims his job is not really dangerous at all. He works as a stuntman and a special-effects expert for movies and television. He says his breathtaking activities result from science. And he likes to share that science with school children.
Making art with found materials is not a new idea. An artist near Washington, D.C. just had her recycled art on exhibit at the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center in Maryland. She uses a material found in every American home. Plastic bags.
The Vietnamese media industry is changing as it faces growing competition from the Internet. One website has come up with a way to reach out to young people. It uses rap music to report the news.
Americans celebrate the Fourth of July with family gatherings, parades, speeches and fireworks. They also celebrate with patriotic music | American Mosaic
The wheel stands 55 meters above the Potomac River. It is one of the few observation Ferris wheels in the world that is right on the water | American Mosaic
Few people remember the artist's experimentation with a computer called the Amiga. Engineers recently recovered Warhol’s Amiga art and their effort was filmed for a new documentary | American Mosaic
Writer Jim Beviglia says Bruce Springsteen's childhood in a New Jersey working class family was a major influence on his music. The critic rates "Born in the USA" and "Brilliant Disguise" among the artist's best songs | American Mosaic
The Chinese art of paper cutting has a long history. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has recognized the art, called Jianzhi, on its Intangible Cultural Heritage List. But, Jianzhi is at risk of disappearing.
Most of the films made of the D-Day invasion are in black and white. But George Stevens was also making personal movies, using his own 16-millimeter camera and what at that time was still-rare Kodachrome color film.
"The Library" explores the emotions and media activity that follow a deadly school shooting. The play was inspired by the real life shooting attack at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999 | American Mosaic
Wherever there are famous people, there are “paparazzi.” That is the Italian name for photographers who chase famous people in an effort to take their picture.
And, we listen to music that supported and opposed the ban on the sale of alcohol in the United States | As It Is
We go to the music-filled Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana | As It Is
Many filmmakers go to Hollywood, the movie capital of the world, in hopes of breaking into the entertainment industry. Local universities are also appealing to students who hope to become producers or directors | American Mosaic
The WHO says Ebola could infect more than 20,000 people over the next six months. And, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get married in France | In the News More
Foreign investment in Vietnam has now returned to levels that existed before the protests. The flow of money returned for three main reasons. The government has promised to protect foreign investors. Also, the economy continues to grow. Finally, the cost of manufacturing remains low. More
Iceland’s Meteorological Office announced on Tuesday that the strongest earthquake in 10 days has struck the Bardarbunga volcano. The earthquake measured 5.7. More
Also, pro-Russian separatists capture main coastal town in Ukraine. And, a young bone cancer patient in China is the first person to receive a spinal part made on a 3-D printer | In the News More
Perry, Beyonce and Cyrus rule press coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony | American Mosaic More
Abraham Lincoln entered office facing the most serious crisis in American history. More
Is Chocolate Good For Us? Or Just Good. The experts may disagree on that point. But most agree that raw chocolate could be the healthiest type yet. More
Doctors are worried about a type of malaria spreading in South East Asia that is not responding to usual treatments. Doctors can still treat infected patients with stronger drug cocktails. But they worry that it is just a matter of time before those medicines also become ineffective. More
The artist also announced that a new album, '1989,' will be out in late October. Swift says the sound will be all pop | American Mosaic More