Cultures

Pompeo tours Lebanese historical sites in ancient city

Mar 23, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan spent much of the second and last day of their visit to Lebanon touring historical churches and a centuries-old citadel in this coastal city

'Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks

Mar 23, 2019

After mass shooting, the young people of Christchurch find solace in an old tradition: a Maori ceremonial dance called the haka

Belgian carnival may lose UN recognition amid anti-Semitism

Mar 22, 2019

The U.N.'s cultural agency considers the possible withdrawal of the recognition of a Belgium carnival as intangible cultural heritage following accusations of anti-Semitism during a parade

Chinese visit to Italy seeks closer ties, stirs suspicions

Mar 21, 2019

Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's visit to Rome will see the two countries sign a deal making Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project.

1st female superintendent of Grand Canyon park steps down

Mar 14, 2019

Grand Canyon National Park's first openly gay, female superintendent has stepped down after being brought in to change what U.S. investigators called a culture of sexual harassment

The Latest: Grand Canyon chief will focus on social justice

Mar 14, 2019

Grand Canyon chief says she'll focus on social justice and women's empowerment when she leaves the job at the end of March

Russia faces protests over factory on shores of lake Baikal

Mar 12, 2019

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has vowed to audit a prospective water bottling plant on the shores of the world's deepest freshwater lake

Panama slave descendants' 'congos' recognized globally

Mar 7, 2019

Every Ash Wednesday, the descendants of African slaves brought to Panama during Spanish colonialization celebrate with dances and rituals are known as "congos."

Chimps varied 'culture' matters for conservation, study says

Mar 7, 2019

It's different strokes for different chimpanzees, according to a new study that highlights the diversity of chimp behavior - and argues it's worth protecting

Pharrell to launch music festival in Virginia Beach in April

Mar 4, 2019

Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival

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