The words "tourism" and "Iraq" don't often get used in the same sentence these days, but if a new project to help preserve the historic ruins of Babylon pays off, archaeologists and officials say the country could soon be back on the international travel map.
If your neighbor mentions their green roof you might think they have a moss problem. Maybe they are simply referring to the color. But you're unlikely to think that they have just had a mini ecosystem installed.
At her previous job, Samantha Smith, was the lone conservative in a 10-person office -- something her more liberal co-workers were happy to tease her about after she shared her views on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage and the Iraq war.
In the 1980s and 1990s, U.S. television executives mined stand-up comedy for show concepts. More recently, they've turned to European reality shows (Big Brother, Pop Idol) to fill their schedules. Could comic books be the next source of inspiration?
The current vogue for movies splintered into a social cross-section goes global with "Babel," the third in a trilogy of triptychs from writer Guillermo Arriaga and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
On Saturday evenings, all of Istanbul seems to stroll along Istiklal Caddesi, a pedestrian avenue in the Beyoglu district. Couples, packs of young men, and extended families share the sidewalks with lottery ticket vendors, men roasting corncobs on street carts and café singers belting pop tunes.
After the critical and commercial success of "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time'' and "Prince of Persia: Warrior Within,'' it's no surprise Ubisoft Montreal didn't mess with the formula for its third action-adventure epic in as many years: "Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones.''