Americans have not needed iceboxes to keep food cold for nearly a century, ever since refrigerators became widely available. But that doesn't stop folks in Holderness, N.H., from carrying out a winter task that's been done for more than 120 years — harvesting ice for the summer months. Faith Lapidus reports.
How do editorial cartoons fit into the U.S. political realities? What can they change, and who can they inspire or shame? Anna Rice talked with seasoned editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes who, for more than two decades, has been drawing Washington's political players and bringing attention to their political blunders.
Portland, Oregon, is considered one of the friendliest and most laid-back cities in the U.S. But it hasn't always been this way. About a hundred years ago, Portland was home to a number of criminal gangs that used a sprawling network of underground tunnels and secret passages to kidnap locals and trade in opium. Masha Morton has the story.
When Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics, it was a moment of pride for all of what was then Yugoslavia. Thirty-five years later, the post-war capital of what is now Bosnia hopes to rekindle that flame as it hosts the European Youth Olympics Winter Festival next week. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
The Hollywood film industry is hard for anyone to break into. There may be a few more hurdles if you are a woman and Muslim. One filmmaker found success both in Hollywood and in her own community. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles.