A fond glance back at some of the world's top political leaders making fools of themselves
An arctic blast slammed most of the midwest on Monday, ushering in the much-dreaded winter season
Twenty years ago, vampires were all the rage at movie theaters, but not the pensive teens of the Twilight franchise.
Interview with the Vampire, which made household names of novelist Anne Rice and many of the subsequent film adaptation’s performers, was a florid, gaudy story that has only grown more delicious in the years leading up to its 20th anniversary.
The movie, an adaptation of Rice’s novel, tells the story of two vampires, Lestat and Louis, who turn a 12-year-old girl into an immortal and learn to live with their monstrous appetites. But today, the movie may be most notable for its meta-story: The two male leads, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, were the biggest stars on Earth, and that little girl they turned into a vampire, Kirsten Dunst, went on to a successful and provocative career.
A new generation of stars is likely to get a similar boost in a few years: Anne Rice’s novels will be turned into a film franchise. After the success of Interview with the Vampire and the sadly posthumous Aaliyah vehicle Queen of the Damned, the Vampire Chronicles series of novels had lain dormant. But no longer: Universal recently obtained the rights to Rice’s whole series of novels. “I love movies with my whole heart and I’m willing to take the chance,” Rice, who loves the first Interview, told TIME. It was a chance that paid off the first time for her and for many others.
It’s not every day when the pageantry of leading the free world looks so specifically like an actual pageant. But indeed, when Presidents of the United States don the traditional garb of the country they’re visiting, just about anything can happen.
From the hilariously uncomfortable (Putin, Bush, ponchos) to the kind-of-awesome (Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s colorful threads in Ghana), here’s photographic evidence that sometimes diplomacy requires more wardrobe changes than a Cher concert.
In stunning detail not visible to the human eye, the winning entrants in Nikon's Small World photography competition will give you a fresh view of the world
"Nothing and no-one can stand in the way of freedom," said Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit
The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was marked by the release of 8,000 helium balloons over the German capital.
The Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961 to prevent people fleeing the Soviet-controlled East into the more free and affluent West.
Its fall in 1989 was a symbolic start to the process that would eventually end the Cold War.
Thousands have taken to the street across Mexico over the last few weeks to complain about the government's handling of the case
At least 14 young people have been arrested in Mexico City after protests erupted over the suspected murder of dozens of students.
A mob attacked the National Palace, burning the main door and daubing slogans on the walls, after authorities said gangsters had murdered 43 students who had been protesting alleged discriminatory practices in the Guerrero state town of Iguala.