Peace Corps Uses Sports to Teach Moldovan Students About Health

Peace Corps volunteer Thomas Reade of New Orleans is using sports to teach youth in his community in Moldova about healthy lifestyle choices. The initiative utilizes soccer, the most popular sport in Moldova, as a way to
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Kennedy Center Honors Artists for Creative Contributions

By Lauren Monsen
Staff Writer
What do bluesman Buddy Guy, actor/director Dustin Hoffman, comedian/television host David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova and rock band Led Zeppelin have in common? As leading talents within their respective fields, all of them have helped shape U.S. cultural life — and all are

Macy’s Magic Christmas Program & Dickens Village

A perfect family outing, the ChristmasMacy’s Magic Christmas Program & Dickens Village that dates back half a century. Come to the famous Center City store — housed in the historic Wanamaker Building — to watch snowflakes, ballerinas and reindeer float beyond the four-story-high velvet curtain (more...)

Kazakh Film Festival Gets Warm Reception from U.S. Audiences

By Lauren Monsen Staff Writer

Kazakhstan, a country of nomads for millennia, has a vibrant film culture that has come a long way since its Soviet-era beginnings. U.S. audiences recently had a chance to see this for themselves, thanks to a November 14–20 film festival presented at different

Don’t Miss Victoria’s Secret Show 2012!

There was the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show! Sporting diamonds, Swarovski crystals and barely there outfits, Victoria’s Secret angels with oversized wings strutted the catwalk in the company’s annual event in New York. Supermodels Adriana Lima,Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio and the rest of the beautiful angels dazzled from dawn (more...)

Notes from an American Diplomat and his Russia Journey

Howard Solomon, Deputy Minister Counselor for Political Affairs U.S. Embassy, Moscow For many of my acquaintances, friends, and family, my work as a diplomat remains a mystery. What is it that a diplomat does every day, and moreover, a diplomat in the political section? I see my job as (more...)

Local Arts Programs Receive PA State Funds

State Sen. Mike Stack announced that three local programs received state funding to support their ongoing efforts to promote and maintain the arts in their community. “Arts programs offer a unique and important service to our community. They provide entertainment, education, and even therapy to (more...)

U.S. Comedians Eagerly Await Presidential Debates

By Stephen Kaufman
Staff Writer
Up to 50 million viewers are expected to tune in October 3 to the first of three debates between President Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. While there are plenty of news stories describing the debates as a last chance for the candidates to (more...)

“Mind Free of Drugs” Presents an TV Project DoctorLife

The World League “Mind Free of Drugs” carries out its 50–years long-term anti-drug program under the slogan "No hard drugs!” and pursuits the goal of forming a social matrix of conscious psychological immunity to drugs. The World League presents an educational TV Project Dr. Life composed as (more...)

Bradley Cooper: A Big Premiere Of His Film ‘The Words’ In Philadelphia

The 37-year-old Bradley Cooper shows off his big smile at the premiere of his film The Words held at the Prince Music Theater on Monday in Philadelphia. He posed with fans on his way into the event. The drama also co-stars Zoe Saldana. During the interview, Bradley did his Jeremy Irons (more...)

London Games Show What Women and Girls Can Achieve

By Melanne Verveer U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues There's been a lot of talk about how the London Olympics will best be remembered as the Women's Olympics. Not only because of the individual performances of gymnast Gabby Douglas, or swimmer Missy Franklin, or heptathlete Jessica Ennis, but because

Kazakh Nomad Treasures Reveal Ancient Networks

Bronze winged ibexes, above, meant to adorn a large cauldron, are among a trove of intricate ornaments and utilitarian objects wrought by nomads in ancient Kazakhstan. The ibexes are 17.5 centimeters high and 23 wide, and date from the fifth to the third century B.C. This and more

Young Artists Transform Eyesores into Art

What were once boarded-up, abandoned buildings and random city walls are becoming works of art as young, urban residents learn art techniques and show off their skills within their own neighborhoods. Since 2007, the publicly funded program MuralsDC has created more than 30 murals that reflect the character

‘Dancing on a Volcano’ Wins at New Hope Film Festival

Gary Merz producer/director of Federal Street Productions accepted the Audience Choice Best Documentary Award for his feature length documentary, "Dancing On A Volcano" at New Hope, Pennsylvania.  The film's grip on the audience has been evident, gaining much recognition and momentum after only two festivals. "Dancing On A Volcano" had its (more...)

Sage Stallone Found Dead In LA

Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone's son - Sage Stallone, 36, was found dead by a housekeeper in his house in Studio City, near Hollywood,. " There was no sign of foul play or trauma", - a Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said.- " It was unclear what medication they contained or (more...)