The 86-year-old Morrison, who won the Nobel literature prize in 1993, was cited by longtime editor Robert Gottlieb for literary achievements in such novels as 'Beloved' and 'Song of Solomon,' and for her contributions as an editor and educator
Cities across the United States have erected memorials to the hometown heroes who fought and died in America's wars, from the American Revolution of 1776 to the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Washington, DC, is no exception. The capital city area is home to some of the best-known military monuments, as Faith Lapidus reports on this Memorial Day.
An increasing number of museums and exhibition halls around the world use virtual reality technology to transport visitors to different spaces and different time. London's Somerset House recently opened a virtually recreated exhibition staged 178 years ago, showing some of the earliest photographs, transporting users to the birth of the information age. VOA's George Putic reports.