British prime minister Tony Blair recently said he wants to give tradition-bound England a hipper, more modern image. Among the proposed changes:
International, or "world music," has exploded in poularity in recent years, attracting a sizable mainstream audience. Whay are people turning to it?
With Lord of the Dance and Riverdance playing to sold-out crowds across the U.S., Americans are going crazy for Irish dance. Why?
With two major movies, countless books and a growing number of celebrity converts in its corner, Buddhism is hot in America. Why are people attracted ...
Direct-mail CD and cassette clubs are a $4 billion per year industry. Why do so many consumers use these clubs to purchase music?
El Niño, the violent storm pattern that returns every seven years, is set to wreak havoc on the U.S. this winter. How are ...
With crime down and tourism up, New York is enjoying its greatest renaissance in decades. What are some of the factors in the city's ...
Its contributions and membership dwindling, Greenpeace recently laid off a number of its full-time workers. Why is the prominent environmental organization slumping?
In the wake of last year's TWA Flight 800 disaster, the FAA is instituting strict new guidelines to make flying safer. Among the changes:
The success of CBS's Touched By An Angel has spawned a new wave of religious-themed prime-time. TV shows, including ABC's Soul Man and ...
Driver aggression levels are at an all-time high on America's roads. Why are motorists so angry?
The Women's National Basketball Association has been a big success, with fan interest and attendance high and attendance high throughout the league. Why are ...
A slew of action comic-book heroes are slated to follow Spawn and Stell to the big screen in the coming months. Among the films:
Lilith Fair, the all-female tour started by singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, is the hit of the summer concert season. Why are so many responding to it?
Mormonism is 150 years old. How are Mormons celebrating the anniversary?
U.S. book publishers are struggling, with sales dropping sharply over the past few years. Why aren't Americans buying books?
One of the hottest current fads is Tamagotchi, keychain-sized "digital pets" from Japan that you feed and care for. Why are they so popular?
According to a number of national magazines, America's thrill-seeking youths are going wild for extreme sports—"radical" activities like skyboarding, bungee-jumping and sail-blading. Why ...
This summer, Hollywood is releasing more big-budget blockbusters than ever before. What are the top films due out?