Sixty years ago, Berry Gordy set up the hit factory of Motown. Arwa Haider looks at how an independent record label created one of the most influential sounds of the 20th Century.
On 12 January 1959, the music sensation that changed America – and the world beyond it – was set in motion. Detroit- [...]
You’d be forgiven for thinking the world is all doom and gloom – and getting worse. But these seven charts show that’s not actually the case.
The late Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have no idea that the world is [...]
A Chinese rover and static lander put on the far side of the Moon take pictures of each other.
A Chinese rover and lander have taken images of each other on the Moon's surface.
The Chinese space agency says the spacecraft are in good working order after touching down on the lunar far side on 3 Janua [...]
The suspect shaved his head to avoid leaving any trace of evidence at the crime scene, police say.
Wisconsin police have charged a 21-year-old man with murdering a 13-year-old girl's parents last October so he could abduct her.
Jake Thomas Patterson was arrested on two counts of first-degree homicid [...]
Unpaid federal employees are going to food banks, with no end in sight to the political impasse.
Hundreds of thousands of US government workers have missed their first payday of the year as the partial shutdown of federal agencies bites deeper.
Employees such as prison guards, airport staff and FBI [...]
Legislation that includes measure against boycotts of Israel hits roadblock as government shutdown enters 19th day.
Washington, DC - US legislation addressing security policy in the Middle East, including a measure taking aim at boycotts of Israel, failed to clear a key procedural hurdle on Tuesday [...]
The President’s mission was simple but daunting. He had nine minutes of prime time television, broadcast by all the major networks, to persuade Americans that his obsession with the border wall is not a gimmick, but a genuine response to a national crisis.
He chose to deliver his address from behi [...]
If you want to portray a crisis how better than to add a little drama to it.
And so at 9pm - in the heart of US prime time viewing - President Donald John Trump - made his first televised presidential address.
Straight from the Oval Office, with the urgency of a man who needed to get his message int [...]
Nicole Kidman plays a badly behaved alcoholic detective in a grim new crime thriller. But the more despicable she is, the more you care about her, writes Nicholas Barber.
Karyn Kusama’s moody Los Angeles cop thriller, Destroyer, is destined to be remembered as the film in which one of Hollywood’ [...]
The most powerful tastemakers are rebellious and idealistic. Cameron Laux on the arbiters who influence what we wear and how we live.
It was once largely the job of a handful of glossy print magazines to be the arbiters of taste in fashion. But now that the style commentators have dispersed into in [...]
The Amazon CEO and novelist wife, MacKenzie, married for 25 years, release the news on Twitter.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are to divorce after a 25-year marriage.
The pair announced the move in a joint statement on Wednesday on Twitter.
"After a long period of loving exploration [...]
Democrats say Trump "manufactured" a border crisis, but he refuses to back down. What happens next?
President Donald Trump has called the US-Mexico border a national security crisis while Democrats accuse him of holding America hostage over a fake threat. As a result of their standoff over funding M [...]
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Twenty years ago, a leading actor or actress would guarantee the success of a film. Nowadays, star power has dwindled – but are their days numbered for good?
When Talking Movies first aired 20 years ago, A-listers like Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts had enormous clout; they were able to command huge [...]
Arizona Police want to test the DNA of male staff at a nursing home where a patient gave birth.
Police in Arizona are seeking DNA samples from male staff at a nursing home where a patient in a vegetative state gave birth.
The incident occurred at a clinic run by Hacienda HealthCare, near Phoenix.
A telescope picks up bursts of radio waves from a distant galaxy, shedding light on an astrophysical puzzle.
Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada.
The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves is unkn [...]
Televised speeches come as shutdown, centred on Trump's demand for $5.7bn in border wall funding, heads for 19th day.
US President Donald Trump made a case for a wall on the border with Mexico in a televised address on Tuesday, saying that the situation is a "humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the he [...]