Mail.com: Cultures https://www.mail.com/subjects/17074-cultures.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Cultures https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/subjects/17074-cultures.html St. Louis to turn Chuck Berry's one-time home into museum https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5179014-st-louis-to-turn-chuck-berrys-one-time-museum.html ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis is planning to convert Chuck Berry's one-time home into a museum and to create a cultural district around it honoring the rock 'n' roll legend and other prominent African Americans who have lived in that part of the city. The city on Monday solicited bids for the project, which will be centered around the home at 3137 Whittier S... Tue, 09 May 2017 17:03:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5179014-st-louis-to-turn-chuck-berrys-one-time-museum.html 2017-05-09T17:03:00Z Zinke: Monument status may not be best to save sacred land https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5174856-zinke-monument-status-best-to-save-sacred-land.html BLANDING, Utah (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said sacred tribal lands he toured Monday in America's newest and most hotly contested monument should be preserved but he questioned whether the monument designation was the right way to do it. Zinke's aerial and ground tour of the Bears Ears National Monument was part of a review ordered by Presid... Tue, 09 May 2017 00:35:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5174856-zinke-monument-status-best-to-save-sacred-land.html 2017-05-09T00:35:00Z US Interior secretary begins Utah tour to eye monument sites https://www.mail.com/news/us/5173636-us-interior-secretary-utah-tour-to-eye-monument-si.html SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with tribal leaders and elected officials in Utah on Sunday as he kicked off a four-day trip to the state to inspect two disputed national monuments protecting more than 3 million combined acres of the state's red rock country. Zinke said at a news conference that he views the trip as a listenin... Mon, 08 May 2017 01:17:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/us/5173636-us-interior-secretary-utah-tour-to-eye-monument-si.html 2017-05-08T01:17:00Z At country fest and rodeo, border agency seeks more agents https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5162816-country-fest-rodeo-border-agency-seeks-agents.html FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The beer was flowing and music was blaring in the middle of the Arizona desert when Ric Kindle approached a group of Border Patrol agents and customs officers out to recruit new hires. This was no average job fair. This was Country Thunder, one of the nation's largest country music festivals, where U.S. Customs and Border Protection... Wed, 03 May 2017 21:56:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5162816-country-fest-rodeo-border-agency-seeks-agents.html 2017-05-03T21:56:00Z Israel criticizes UN cultural agency resolution on Jerusalem https://www.mail.com/news/world/5160912-israel-criticizes-un-cultural-agency-resolution-je.html JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday accused UNESCO of diminishing Jewish ties to Jerusalem after the U.N. cultural agency passed a resolution criticizing Israeli excavations in the city's Israeli-annexed eastern sector as a violation of international law. Israel considers the entire city to be its capital, including east Jerusalem, which i... Tue, 02 May 2017 17:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5160912-israel-criticizes-un-cultural-agency-resolution-je.html 2017-05-02T17:30:00Z Fyre Fest fiasco: Bahamas party lives, dies on social media https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5154658-fyre-fest-fiasco-bahamas-party-lives-dies-social-m.html In this day and age, the young and beautiful live and die on social media. And it's been a sudden and ugly death for the ill-fated Fyre Festival, a multiday music, art and culture party that promised "an invitation to let loose and unplug with the likeminded" on the Bahamian island of Exuma. The festival's rise and fall has played out i... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:11:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5154658-fyre-fest-fiasco-bahamas-party-lives-dies-social-m.html 2017-04-29T21:11:00Z Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5147388-monument-review-includes-oceans-tribal-lands-sequo.html SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam. Trump and other critics say presidents have lost sight o... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:19:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5147388-monument-review-includes-oceans-tribal-lands-sequo.html 2017-04-27T08:19:00Z Iraqi forces say they've seized Hatra antiquities site https://www.mail.com/news/us/5145078-iraqi-forces-theyve-seized-hatra-antiquities-site.html BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi paramilitary forces said Wednesday that they have captured Hatra, a 2,000-year-old historical site near the northern city of Mosul, where U.S.-backed forces have been battling the Islamic State group for months. The media arm of the state-sanctioned force made up mainly of Shiite militias broadcast images of the site Wednesday afterno... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:13:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/us/5145078-iraqi-forces-theyve-seized-hatra-antiquities-site.html 2017-04-26T15:13:00Z Indian green watchdog: Festival massively damaged river bank https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5113276-indian-green-watchdog-festival-massively-damaged-r.html NEW DELHI (AP) — An expert panel appointed by India's top environmental watchdog has said that damage caused by a cultural festival held on the banks of the Yamuna River a year ago would need at least a decade to be fixed. The panel set up by the National Green Tribunal after the Art of Living Foundation's World Culture Festival said Wednesday that restor... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:31:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5113276-indian-green-watchdog-festival-massively-damaged-r.html 2017-04-13T11:31:00Z Patricia McKissack, noted author of children's books, dies https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5108384-patricia-mckissack-author-childrens-books-dies.html ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patricia C. McKissack, a prolific author of children's books on African-American history, folklore and stories, has died. She was 72. McKissack, of the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield, collapsed Friday at a restaurant where she was having dinner with the eldest of her three sons, Fredrick McKissack Jr. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2oU9tOh ) re... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:41:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5108384-patricia-mckissack-author-childrens-books-dies.html 2017-04-11T15:41:00Z Black teen wins essay contest on topic of white privilege https://www.mail.com/news/us/5090070-black-teen-wins-essay-contest-topic-white-privileg.html A black teenager who wrote about the "unavoidable" racial issues he faces growing up in an affluent, predominantly white Connecticut town has won an essay contest on the topic of white privilege. Chet Ellis, a 15-year-old sophomore at Staples High School in Westport, described a discussion on getting into college one day during track practice. He wrote that a white friend sa... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/us/5090070-black-teen-wins-essay-contest-topic-white-privileg.html 2017-04-04T17:08:00Z UN warns that destroying cultural heritage may be war crime https://www.mail.com/news/world/5062740-un-warns-that-destroying-cultural-heritage-war-cri.html UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday condemning the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage and warning the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and other combatants that such attacks may constitute war crimes. The resolution approved by the U.N.'s most powerful body expands previous measures which w... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:05:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5062740-un-warns-that-destroying-cultural-heritage-war-cri.html 2017-03-24T19:05:00Z Memphis officials to help save Aretha Franklin's birthplace https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5060118-memphis-officials-to-help-save-aretha-franklins-bi.html MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis mayor's office is pitching in to help figure out the future of the dilapidated house where soul singer Aretha Franklin was born, a lawyer said Thursday. Alan Crone, special counsel to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, told a judge that a working group from the mayor's office plans to assist other stakeholders concerned about the preservation and... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:59:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5060118-memphis-officials-to-help-save-aretha-franklins-bi.html 2017-03-23T19:59:00Z AP-NORC Poll: Political divide over American identity https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5013376-ap-norc-poll-political-divide-american-identity.html NEW YORK (AP) — Add one more to the list of things dividing left and right in this country: We can't even agree what it means to be an American. A new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds Republicans are far more likely to cite a culture grounded in Christian beliefs and the traditions of early European immigrants as essential to U.S... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:44:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5013376-ap-norc-poll-political-divide-american-identity.html 2017-03-06T08:44:00Z Pope: Migration isn't a danger, it's a challenge for growth https://www.mail.com/news/world/4976056-pope-migration-danger-its-challenge-growth.html ROME (AP) — Pope Francis, who was reunited Friday with one of the Syrian refugees he brought home with him from Lesbos, Greece, said migrants don't pose a danger to Europe's culture but rather a challenge for societies to grow. Francis made the comments during a visit to the Roma Tre university, one of the main public universities in the Italian capital. ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:29:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/4976056-pope-migration-danger-its-challenge-growth.html 2017-02-17T14:29:00Z The Latest: Pope: Migration a challenge, not a danger https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/4975474-latest-pope-migration-challenge-danger.html MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migrants and refugees entering Europe (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Pope Francis says the phenomenon of migration doesn't pose a danger to Europe's culture but rather a challenge for societies to grow. Francis made the comments during a visit Friday to the Roma Tre university. There, he was... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:41:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/4975474-latest-pope-migration-challenge-danger.html 2017-02-17T10:41:00Z Review: Monsters intrude on a culture clash in 'Great Wall' https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4974504-review-monsters-intrude-culture-clash-great-wall.html "Tell the world what you have seen," a character exclaims in "The Great Wall," ''and what is coming!" The warning is about the mythical mass of marauding monsters that are sweeping down northern China but it could just as easily be for the kind of Hollywood-China collaboration that is "The Great Wall." The first English language feature shot entirely in China, it's the bigge... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:56:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4974504-review-monsters-intrude-culture-clash-great-wall.html 2017-02-16T21:56:00Z Russian video raises alarm: New IS damage in Syria's Palmyra https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/4966362-russian-video-raises-alarm-damage-syrias-palmyra.html MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday released footage from one of its drones in Syria, revealing for the first time the latest destruction to the ruins of historic Palmyra since it was recaptured by Islamic State militants, as Syrian government forces pushed ahead on the ground in a new offensive to take the city back. Syrian troops have advanced close to withi... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/4966362-russian-video-raises-alarm-damage-syrias-palmyra.html 2017-02-13T18:37:00Z Lawyer: Prosecutors threatened Park's confidant during probe https://www.mail.com/news/world/4925628-lawyer-prosecutors-threatened-parks-confidant-prob.html SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A lawyer for the jailed woman at the center of the biggest South Korean political scandal in decades said Thursday that prosecutors threatened to "annihilate" her family and used other abusive language during questioning. Prosecutors denied the accusations and expressed strong regret over them. The woman, Choi Soon-sil, a longtim... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 06:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/4925628-lawyer-prosecutors-threatened-parks-confidant-prob.html 2017-01-26T06:40:00Z Bill O'Reilly sticks up for 'Old School' in next book https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/4907316-bill-oreilly-sticks-up-old-school-book.html NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly's next book won't be a story of military wars but of the culture wars. The Fox News host and author of "Killing Japan" and other best-sellers has teamed with "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche" author Bruce Feirstein for "Old School: Life in the Sane Lane." Publisher Henry Holt told The Associated Press on Wednesda... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:57:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/4907316-bill-oreilly-sticks-up-old-school-book.html 2017-01-19T02:57:00Z Immigrant groups to rally against Trump's planned crackdown https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4896228-immigrant-groups-to-rally-trumps-planned-crackdown.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant rights advocates are planning demonstrations at dozens of rallies across the country this weekend in what they are calling a "first salvo" against President-elect Donald Trump's pledged hard line on immigration. Union leaders and young immigrants are organizing more than 50 protests and cultural events from Philadelphia to Phoe... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:07:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4896228-immigrant-groups-to-rally-trumps-planned-crackdown.html 2017-01-13T19:07:00Z 'Obama Out': President ending reign as pop culture king https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4876714-obama-out-president-reign-pop-culture-king.html WASHINGTON (AP) — From his campaign fist bump to his theatrical mic drop at the last White House correspondents' dinner, Barack Obama ruled as America's pop culture president. His two terms played out like a running chronicle of the trends of our times: slow-jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon, reading mean tweets with Jimmy Kimmel, filling out his NCAA basketball bracket on ... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:17:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4876714-obama-out-president-reign-pop-culture-king.html 2017-01-05T18:17:00Z In 2016, a year of painful goodbyes and politics https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4863150-2016-year-painful-goodbyes-politics.html Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality was elected president, reality shows and beauty contests were referenced in presidential debates, and even a Broadway show ignited partisan sparring. At times, it seemed like the ... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:09:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4863150-2016-year-painful-goodbyes-politics.html 2016-12-29T21:09:00Z Obama expands environmental legacy with 2 Western monuments https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/4862638-obama-expands-environmental-legacy-with-2-western.html SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama expanded his environmental legacy in the final days of his presidency with national monument designations on lands in Utah and Nevada that have become flashpoints over use of public land in the U.S. West. The Bears Ears National Monument in Utah will cover 1.35 million acres in the Four Corners region, the Whit... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/4862638-obama-expands-environmental-legacy-with-2-western.html 2016-12-29T16:30:00Z Obama names Utah, Nevada monuments despite GOP opposition https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/4862016-obama-names-utah-nevada-monuments-despite-gop-oppo.html SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama designated two national monuments Wednesday at sites in Utah and Nevada that have become key flashpoints over use of public land in the U.S. West, marking the administration's latest move to protect environmentally sensitive areas in its final days. The Bears Ears National Monument in Utah will cover 1.35 milli... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:43:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/4862016-obama-names-utah-nevada-monuments-despite-gop-oppo.html 2016-12-29T00:43:00Z In 2016, politics dominated our pop culture _ and vice versa https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4859582-2016-politics-dominated-pop-culture-_-vice-versa.html Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality was elected president, reality shows and beauty contests were referenced in presidential debates, and even a Broadway show ignited partisan sparring. At times, it seemed like the ... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 18:21:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4859582-2016-politics-dominated-pop-culture-_-vice-versa.html 2016-12-27T18:21:00Z North Carolina fails to repeal LGBT law as culture wars rage https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4851000-north-carolina-fails-to-repeal-lgbt-law-culture-wa.html RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Repealing North Carolina's law limiting LGBT protections at the close of a bitter election year was supposed to heal blows to the economy and perhaps open a truce in the culture wars in at least one corner of the divided United States. The failure of state lawmakers to follow through instead shows how much faith each side has lost in ... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 22:07:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4851000-north-carolina-fails-to-repeal-lgbt-law-culture-wa.html 2016-12-22T22:07:00Z Review: 'Perfume' by Lizzie Ostrom a solid pop culture guide https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4844256-review-perfume-lizzie-ostrom-solid-pop-culture-gui.html "Perfume: A Century of Scents" (Pegasus Books), by Lizzie Ostrom Fragrance has always been wrapped in social and economic issues, controversy, memories and history as Lizzie Ostrom so persuasively shows in the lively "Perfume: A Century of Scents." The 10 chapters — each devoted to a single decade — examine 10 different perfumes that in... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:33:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/4844256-review-perfume-lizzie-ostrom-solid-pop-culture-gui.html 2016-12-19T14:33:00Z UN seeks protection for ancient Nimrud site wrecked by IS https://www.mail.com/news/world/4833486-un-seeks-protection-ancient-nimrud-site-wrecked.html NIMRUD, Iraq (AP) — Islamic State extremists have destroyed the ancient site of Nimrud almost beyond recognition, and left its ruins vulnerable to thieves and further damage, according to the United Nations. Wednesday marked the first visit to a cultural heritage site seized back from the Islamic State group for UNESCO, the world body's cultural organizat... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:59:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/4833486-un-seeks-protection-ancient-nimrud-site-wrecked.html 2016-12-14T19:59:00Z In 2016, politics dominated our pop culture _ and vice versa https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4830578-2016-politics-dominated-pop-culture-_-vice-versa.html Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality was elected president, reality shows and beauty contests were referenced in presidential debates, and even a Broadway show ignited partisan sparring. At times, it seemed like the ... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:59:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4830578-2016-politics-dominated-pop-culture-_-vice-versa.html 2016-12-13T19:59:00Z