Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is going into the future with his virtual reality adventure "Ready Player One." Based on Ernest Cline's bestseller of the same name, the film takes place in the dystopian future of 2045, but it references 1980s popular culture. VOA's Penelope Poulou has more.
Traditional handicrafts from Pakistan are exported to many countries around the world. One item that appears to be gaining in popularity are the country's hand-made bamboo curtains. VOA's Saman Khan has more in this report from Lahore, Pakistan, narrated by Sarah Zaman.
Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday, commemorates Jesus' resurrection, three days after his crucifixion. It's preceded by Lent, 40 days of fasting, prayer and repentance. While Easter is a solemn holiday for Christians, it's also a time for families to get together around the festival holiday table, one that has been influenced by the many cultures that make up American society. VOA's Mariama Diallo visited an Italian market owned by Suzy and Bill Menard and filed this report.