Culture & Society

Dr. Jean Houston, International Visionary, Inspires in Keynote at NEXUS Global Youth Forum

The United Nations hosted the 4th Annual NEXUS Global Youth Forum July 23–26, with several hundred young philanthropists benefiting from the wisdom of worldwide luminaries such as Dr. Jean Houston; talked to her in an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview. An inspirational and visionary thinker, scholar, philosopher and educator in the Human Potential Movement, Dr. Houston


Arsenal Footballers in NYC to Support New PUMA Partnership and Play the Red Bulls

Arsenal FC, the English Premier League football club that won the 2014 FA Cup Final, was in New

Culture & Society

“The Lion King” Cast Surprises 54 Young Chefs at White House Kids’ State Dinner

The North American touring cast of Disney’s “The Lion King” made a surprise appearance at the White House Kids’ State Dinner to perform for First Lady Michelle Obama and the young winners of the Third Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Cast members including Tshidi Manye (Rafiki), L. Steven Taylor (Mufasa) and Jelani Remy (Simba) sang “Circle


“Get On Up” Biopic about Music Legend James Brown Driven by Mick Jagger

Legendary Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer are producing the biographical film on another music legend, James Brown, from his beginnings in abject poverty until he took the world by storm with his unique rock/soul style. “We wouldn’t have the music that we have now if it was not for what he


“Lucy” Packs a Punch with Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman Starring

In the superhero action movie “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansson’s character gets caught up in a world of street gangs and drug lords run by the mob. When they plant drugs in her body for secret transport through the airport, they leak, turning her into a superhuman powered by using a higher percentage of her brainpower. Co-producer

Business & Finance

UN Human Rights Head Says Right to Privacy Being Infringed by Digital Surveillance

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned July 16 that studies by her office and others have revealed a lack of transparency about governmental surveillance policies and practices. Addressing a press conference during the launch of a report on privacy by the UN Human Rights Office, Pillay said, “Invasive surveillance and the collection

Global News

WHO Working to Contain Ebola Outbreak in West African Countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) has activated a Sub-regional Outbreak Coordination Center in Conakry, Guinea in response to

Global News

Audit of Afghanistan Presidential Run-off Election Results to Begin with UN Monitoring

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on July 17 welcomed the start of the audit of the results of the country’s 2014 Presidential election run-off. The audit follows an agreement between the two Presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani—facilitated by US Secretary of State John Kerry—on the complete audit of


“Boyhood” | Film Preview

With unwavering faith that all his actors would stick around for 12 years, filmmaker Richard Linklater (“Dazed and


“Guardians of the Galaxy” | Film Preview

In the tenth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Guardians of the Galaxy” features an American pilot, Peter

Food & Nutrition

Chef David Burke Partners with International Rescue Committee to Host GenR’s Summer Party

Generation Rescue, or GenR, a group of dynamic, diverse young professionals dedicated to supporting the International Rescue Committee’s work to offer lifesaving and life-changing assistance to refugees, held their 4th Annual Summer Party at David Burke Garden at The James Hotel in New York City July 16. talked to young chefs, entrepreneurs and actors


“The Hundred-Foot Journey” | Film Preview

Madame Mallory (Academy Award-winner Dame Helen Mirren), proprietress of a chic French restaurant frequented by presidents and celebrities,