Late in the day Monday, the White House released what has become one of the more iconic pictures marking the killing of Osama bin Laden. The picture shows the president and his national security team in the situation room while they received updates on the operation in Pakistan.
There are lots of serious faces in the photo, but of particular note is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has one hand over her mouth.
Credit Blaine Littell Collection of Walter Damrosch Memorabilia / Carnegie Hall Archives
Carnegie Hall celebrates its 120th anniversary today. From its origins as a showpiece of industrialist Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy to its status now as one of the finest concert venues, this hall became a mecca for classical, jazz and pop artists — and fans — from all over the world. Archival images, collected in the new book Carnegie Hall Treasures, trace this incredible history.
Andrew Lau's Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen stars Donnie Yen as a fictional martial-arts Chinese hero played at times by both Bruce Lee and Jet Li. But this isn't another disposable B movie. Lau made Infernal Affairs, which was superior in every way to its Americanization, The Departed, and he grounds his action in historical traumas, in a legacy of oppression.
Lawrence, Kan., doesn't immediately spring to mind when America's great music scenes are being rattled off. It can be easy to overlook the middle of the country when so many fans and tastemakers are situated on one coast or the other, and that makes it harder for landlocked bands to establish the biggest possible national following. Still, year after year, the college town consistently serves as an incubator for talent deserving wider recognition.
Interactive maps and photo galleries looking at current flood events across the United States, the Army Corp of Engineers' decision to breach a levee in Cairo, Ill., and flood preparations in the South.
Tracy Marrow, better known as Ice-T, is a man of many faces: platinum-selling hip-hop artist, a former thief and pimp, and now actor on the television drama "Law & Order: SVU." Host Michel Martin speaks with Ice-T about his life and new memoir Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption from South Central to Hollywood.