As Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovers from surgery on Friday for early stage lung cancer, two new films are paying tribute to her life and many accomplishments. VOA's Penelope Poulou reports how the senior justice of Court's liberal wing is being portrayed on film.
When she emerged from obscurity in the rock formations of South Dakota in the early 1990s, the world's largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton began a long legal and physical journey. Known as Sue, after paleontologist Sue Hendrickson who discovered the skeleton, the well-preserved specimen arrived as the star attraction at Chicago's Field Museum in 2000. But as VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports, after a nearly year-long transition, Sue has taken on a new look.
During the Christmas season, nights are bright across the United States, as families, businesses and churches put up outdoor light decorations — a simple string of white lights along a roof edge, to elaborate displays with moving figures and music. VOA's Deborah Block shows us a few of the beautiful light displays in the Washington area.
A father-son business in Damascus, Maryland, is achieving success by restoring old, rusty cars into magnificent-looking vehicles. This is thanks to the work and inspiration of Bobby and Andy Cohen, who are featured in a multiseason television show "Junkyard Empire." Maxim Moskalkov filed this report for VOA.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington recently hosted a two-day art market offering visitors a chance to purchase artworks by some of the finest Native American artists from across the hemisphere. The hand-crafted items in traditional and contemporary styles included silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings and sculptures. VOA's Julie Taboh spoke with a few of the artists about their work.
A combination of ice, snow, lights and exciting acrobatics are what characterize "Crystal," Cirque du Soleil's new show, which opened in Washington recently. Iacopo Luzi went behind the scenes of this unique display of acrobatics to learn the troupe's secrets for putting on a show.
This time of year, all across the United States, empty lots are turned into miniature forests as live Christmas trees are displayed for sale. But The Christmas Tree Promotion Board worries that more Americans are opting for artificial trees as they become more realistic-looking. So Christmas tree farmers in the U.S. have launched a social media campaign to get Americans to buy real trees this season. Faith Lapidus reports.