Despite congressional intervention, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit refused to order the brain-damaged Terri Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted, intensifying the fight over the fate of a woman who has become a symbol--some say pawn--for both the right-to-life and the right-to-die movements.
Denizens of Manhattan's painfully hip meatpacking district have surely already noticed the massive structure--148 shipping containers stacked in an elegant checkerboard pattern, jutting 672 feet out into the Hudson River--and pedestrians throughout the city may have found themselves face to face with enigmatic posters of Zenned-out elephants.
"The Gates," New York's largest-ever public art project, is the brainchild of husband-and-wife artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. After all 15,000 bases are positioned along 23 miles of Central Park paths by more than 1,000 paid workers, 7,500 gates adorned with golden nylon panels will be slid into place at 12-foot intervals.
More than 300,000 faithful turned out for the Greater Los Angeles Billy Graham Crusade over four days at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena last month. One of those people was William Franklin Graham III, Billy's self-described prodigal son, who runs the day-to-day operations of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Rap megastar Nas has described his style as "bold, daring, brave and honest." His double album "Street Prophet" won't come out till later this month, but fans have already gotten a taste of his lyrical derring-do on "Bridging the Gap," the record's first single: "Yeah daddy," he shouts out to his father, "love you, boy." The song is a collaboration with--and mini-paean to--his old man, jazz and blues musician Olu Dara. "My pop told me be your own boss/keep integrity at every cost," he rhymes.
Word has it that, with their new album, Canadian pop-punksters Sum 41 have gotten serious. Hard to believe from a band whose first hit, 2001's "Fat Lip," included lyrics like "Well I'm a no goodnick lower middle class brat/Back-packed and I don't give a s--t about nothing." But how many of today's rockers have risked life and limb in the Congo?
What made New York City what it is today? When the Dutch East India Company set out to build New Amsterdam in the 17th century, it was not as a religious settlement but as a business center.
The race for the White House remains just as tight among voters under the age of 30 as it does among the voting public at large, according to the first GENEXT poll conducted since the conclusion of the debates.If the election were held today, the two main candidates would be neck-and-neck among the youth vote, with 47 percent voting for Kerry and 45 percent for President George W.
Business travel may have suffered since 9/11, but those exclusive, limited-access floors at many upscale hotels are flourishing. "Club level" provides the weary road warrior with executive services like VIP check-in, private elevator, meeting room with coffee for clients and a floor concierge.
When Jack O'Kelley was planning his firm's Florida work retreat, he knew what he wanted: "a large, lovely spa." (Well, who wouldn't?) As a scout for Katzenbach Partners' annual off-site, he sought out all the crucial business amenities: conference rooms, work space and the obvious high-tech fixings.