July 8, 2009 Thirty-nine years to the day after his first American Top 40 broadcast, radio host Casey Kasem signed off on his final broadcast and entered retirement. Kasem's countdowns aired across the U.S., peppered with his signature dedications and bits of music trivia.
July 7, 2009 Hundreds of thousands of mourners are expected to attend a public memorial for Michael Jackson in Los Angeles, and countless more around the world will watch the event on TV. But some fraction of the population wonders why the death of any celebrity warrants such attention.
July 7, 2009 Friends, family, fans and luminaries remembered the King of Pop and performed his songs during Tuesday's star-studded memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event is widely considered the largest celebrity memorial ever.
July 7, 2009 It's ironic that a New York Times economics reporter found himself drowning under his own subprime mortgage. But if it could happen to him, Edmund L. Andrews argues in Busted, it's no surprise it happened to 8.3 million others.
July 6, 2009 In the northwest corner of Trafalgar Square, in the heart of London, there is a base, or plinth, for a statue that stands empty. Now, an artist is putting it to use for a project that involves 2,400 members of the general public each doing whatever they want atop the plinth for one hour.
July 6, 2009 Remember that scene where Dorothy and Toto realize they're not in Kansas anymore? That same combined sensation of awe, homesickness and hallucination probably described the people in the crowd at the Museum of Modern Art in 1976, as they stood before William Eggleston's color photography exhibit for the first time.