San Francisco gives cultural status to leather, gay district

May 1, 2018

San Francisco supervisors gave historic cultural status to a gay and leather neighborhood in the city's South of Market district, hoping to protect it from rising rents and gentrification

The Latest: San Francisco designates gay, leather district

May 1, 2018

Supervisors in San Francisco have unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a gay and leather cultural district in the city's South of Market neighborhood

UNESCO against Colombia's commercial recovery of a shipwreck

Apr 27, 2018

The United Nations cultural agency has called on Colombia not to commercially exploit the 300-year-old wreck of the Spanish galleon San Jose, which is believed to contain a cargo worth billions of dollars

Archeologists open burial chambers in Sudanese pyramid

Apr 24, 2018

Sudan's official news agency says archeologists have reopened burial chambers in an ancient pyramid north of the capital, Khartoum

Tunisian medina a maze of courtyards, craftsmen and carpets

Apr 23, 2018

Enter the medina's gates, walk into a maze of long, covered passageways and step into another world

Saudi Arabia uses ancient tourist site to alter its history

Apr 21, 2018

Saudi Arabia is hoping to alter perceptions as it prepares to open the country to tourist visas and international tour groups later this year

From catchphrases to fashion: 'Scandal's' pop culture impact

Apr 18, 2018

'It's handled': From catchphrases to fashion, 'Scandal' made an impact on pop culture

Top EU court: Poland broke law by logging in pristine forest

Apr 17, 2018

The European Union's top court has ruled that Poland violated environmental laws with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe's last pristine forests

Trove of author Ray Bradbury's papers set for preservation

Apr 15, 2018

A vast trove of manuscripts, correspondence and memorabilia that science fiction-fantasy writer Ray Bradbury amassed during his more than 70-year career is headed into a yearslong undertaking to sort and preserve his legacy for the ages

Rare Israeli-Palestinian compromise at UNESCO brings hope

Apr 13, 2018

Diplomats at UNESCO are hailing a possible breakthrough on longstanding Israeli-Palestinian tensions at the U.N. cultural agency

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