It, based on Stephen King’s novel about a demonic clown that kills children, was the top-grossing movie this past weekend in the U.S. Audiences seem to want to be scared, and creepy clowns have been popping up everywhere. But traditional clowns say audiences want to be entertained, and they continue to do what they can to present a different image. Faith Lapidus reports.
The Native American celebration known as a pow wow is typically a day-long event of singing, dancing, socializing and playing traditional games. The Narragansett tribe word “pow wow,” means “spiritual leader." But in popular American culture it has come to mean any gathering of Native Americans, though such use is considered offensive. As VOA Russian’s Maxim Moskalkov reports from a recent public pow wow, the events attract many who are interested in indigenous cultures and communities.
Beginning this weekend, "Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA," presents a wide variety of Latin American art exhibitions, music events and film screenings to Southern California audiences through January 2018. Arturo Martinez has the story from Los Angeles.
Imagine having a butler to keep you home in perfect order. Well, you don't have to be a blueblood anymore to get that kind of service. As VOA's Olga Loginova shows us, a British butler with royal references is available for hire.
After an exhilarating time exploring the land and whitewater rapids of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, national parks traveler Mikah Meyer headed north, to experience other scenic, historic and geological wonders within the national park system. He shared his highlights with VOA’s Julie Taboh.
An American dentist's killing of Cecil the Lion, a collared 13-year-old lion monitored by the University of Oxford in Zimbabwe, sparked widespread outrage and condemnations of big-game hunting. But "Trophy," a new documentary by filmmakers Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, offers a more complex perspective on trophy hunting as an industry that blurs the lines between big-game hunting and wildlife conservation. VOA's Penelope Poulou has more.