The Rothko Chapel is an interfaith sanctuary, a center for human rights — and a one-man art museum devoted to 14 monumental paintings by abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. The Houston landmark, commissioned by John and Dominique de Menil, opened its doors 40 years ago, in February 1971.
After two decades of civil war, the Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, remains one of the world's most dangerous cities.
More than a hundred people died in fighting just last week, according to officials.
But every morning, hundreds of thousands of people wake up there and somehow make it through another day.
High school economics teacher Abdifatah Ali Hassan lives on the front lines in Mogadishu. Ali Hassan sleeps in his shoes. Given the location of his home, he has to — because mortars hit his neighborhood all the time.
Suze Rotolo, an American artist and author who became famous because of her four-year relationship with Bob Dylan, has died. She was 67.
Rolling Stone has described Rotolo as the muse behind some of Dylan's classic songs, including "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right." In Dylan's autobiography Chronicles: Volume One, he compares Rotolo to "a Rodin sculpture come to life."
Just over a month ago, the Department of Agriculture announced that it will allow American farmers to plant genetically engineered alfalfa, which is widely used as feed for dairy cows and horses.
Organic food producers opposed the USDA's decision — some more fiercely than others. That split has provoked angry debates within the organics community, with some activists accusing organic businesses of "surrendering" to the biotech company Monsanto. And it has reopened some old arguments about what's most important in the label "organic."
Moammar Gadhafi's government has been accused of killing Libyan citizens in the days since protesters began a round of passionate demonstrations against him. And more than 140,000 refugees have either left the country or are trying to do so now.
So it may come as a surprise that since the 1980s, Libya has awarded an annual prize it calls the "Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights."