December 8, 2013 Jive-talking, jazz-loving "hep cats" from the 1930s and 1940s are the great-grandparents of today's hipsters. The interest of white fans in black music helped fill Harlem's nightclubs and prompted derision. Hipsters were criticized for being the equivalent of a "pretentious poet laureate."
November 19, 2013 The politically oriented nonprofit co-founded by Karl Rove reports it received 84 percent of its donations last year from gifts of $1 million or more.
November 17, 2013 Iran's leaders are active on Facebook and Twitter, and frequently reach out in English via social media. Both services remain officially banned in Iran. But journalist Robin Wright, an expert on Iran, calls their online overtures "the most ambitious public diplomacy campaign since Iran's 1979 revolution."
November 15, 2013 The 39 Democratic "yes" votes on a House bill that party leaders say would undercut the president's health care law come from districts where Obama won by an average of 6 points in the 2012 election. The 153 Democrats who voted "no" come from districts where the president won by an average of 38 points.
November 15, 2013 Tough parents and tough kids often struggle to express love without, well, saying it aloud. Here are two stories about trying to break emotional barriers.
November 14, 2013 We share some stories on our radar: A Chicago restaurateur administers a knockout-inducing kick to the face to stop a thief; a California school chants A-R-A-B-S to honor its mascot; an Iranian band meets tragedy in New York City; hospitals must deal with patient requests that might be discriminatory.
November 14, 2013 President Kennedy presided over a nearly miraculous economic turnaround. At the time of his death in November 1963, corporate profits were hitting record highs and stock prices were soaring. Kennedy also did something that conservatives have been praising ever since: He pushed for much lower tax rates.
November 13, 2013 Craig Paul Cobb, who's trying to create a white-power haven in North Dakota, found out on a talk show that he may not be as white as he thought. As analyses of our genetic pasts become cheaper, more accurate and easier to obtain, surprises like this are likely to be more and more common.
November 13, 2013 Pedro Quezada sent $57 million of his $338 million lottery winnings to the Dominican Republic. It's a high-profile example of an everyday phenomenon where immigrants to the U.S. send billions back to their home country.