Singer Lorde performs at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) (BILLBOARDAWARDS-SHOW) - RTR3PR0U
VOA Learning English fans in Vietnam and Ukraine asked for an update on the current state of American rock music | American Mosaic
Irish band U2’s recent online project with technology company Apple caused a storm of online controversy. The project gave free digital copies of U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence” to all Apple iTunes members. But, a considerable number of members saw it as a violation.
Like many cities, Washington has a graffiti problem. Buildings and homes, especially in low-income neighborhoods, are often targets of illegal artwork. Officials in the nation's capital have come up with an innovative program that uses the talents of local artists to beautify the city.
A writer claims to have identified the murderer who terrorized London in 1888. But others experts say the writer is wrong. Examine the evidence and be your own armchair detective!
The singer's record "My Everything" entered the Billboard 200 at number one. Albums from Brad Paisley and KEM also in the top three. | American Mosaic
Tennis champion Serena Williams also showed her designs for the first time at Fashion Week | American Mosaic
Five American museums organized the outdoor art campaign, #ArtEverywhere. Copies of 58 major artworks were displayed across the U.S. in subway stations, bus stops and other public places | American Mosaic
Chinese lanterns are lighting up the Los Angeles County Fair in southern California. Visitors can see traditional hanging lanterns from China. But they can also see lanterns made in the shape of animals and famous works of art. These lanterns were created by artists from Zigong.
Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande were among the stars hacked. The cyber crime led to the web posting of private photographs and a sharp stock value drop for Apple.
More and more movie theaters around the world are replacing older equipment with modern technology. The new equipment heightens the movie-watchers’ experience with sharper image and clearer sound. But what will happen to the drive-in theaters around the country?
Perry, Beyonce and Cyrus rule press coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony | American Mosaic
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.
Also at least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a minibus in Donetsk, Ukraine. And, U.S.-led airstrikes hit near a key Syrian border town for a second day, as Kurdish fighters defend the area from Islamic State militants. | In the News More
South Korean lawmakers have agreed to launch a new investigation into the deadly passenger boat accident in April. But many people are not happy with the measure. Other citizens protest a second investigation. More
An unidentified person has brought Ebola into the U.S. from Liberia. This person is being treated. Those he or she came into contact with are being closely watched. More
The US government’s Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes 50,000 visas available every year. The program is designed for people from countries that have “historically low rates of immigration to the United States.” | As It Is More
He won the Nobel Peace Prize and served as Georgia’s governor and as a Navy officer. Former peanut farmer, former nuclear engineer now works as a human rights activist. Liked and disliked around the world. He has written 26 books and is writing more. | As It Is More
Several studies found that children who had physical activity on a usual basis improved in school. The children also learn best if physical activity is included during class or before. | Health Report More
Many northerners wanted Union forces to seize the new Confederate capital and quickly end the rebellion. Pro-Union newspapers urged, "On to Richmond!" But the North soon learned it needed a better trained army to fight the Confederacy. More
The 17-year-old New Zealander is curating the soundtrack. The album is to be released a few days before 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One' opens November 21st. | American mosaic More
The U.S. and China have the two largest economies filled with opportunities and jobs. In 2013, a Pew study found that 45 million international migrants lived in the United States. Yet only “850,000 people living in China were born in other countries.” More
Former NASA engineer helps group get information from a satellite that was launched in the 1970s and had been silent for years; giving an old satellite a new mission. | As It Is More