Maya Angelou, the poet and professor whose bestselling memoirs of growing up black and female made her a beloved American storyteller, with a melodious voice and seemingly boundless optimism in the face of hardship, has died. She was 86.
While most of the punditocracy was chattering earlier this month about Mitt Romney’s “gifts” gaffe, another Republican took an unexpectedly bold stand about a huge and controversial special-interest handout that largely benefits Democratic constituencies.
In a Bangkok go-go bar, a prostitute in a transparent miniskirt who goes by the name “Joy” said she’s ready to benefit from one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in the 30-year fight against AIDS.
“ The Tragedy of Arthur ” is a novel about a newly discovered Shakespeare play of the same name. The author is Arthur Phillips , which is also the name of both the book’s narrator and his father, a convicted forger who may be the secret author of the play.
Gilead Sciences Inc.’s Truvada topped Time magazine’s list of medical breakthroughs for 2010 after a study showed it may achieve a goal pursued by scientists for a quarter-century: a pill to prevent HIV infection.
Deutsche Bank donated a Tiffany decanter. State Street Global Advisors Inc. threw in four tickets to see the Patriots play the Jets. And Bank of America Merrill Lynch arranged for eight tickets to see Justin Bieber.
As many as 40 states may adopt U.S. academic standards proposed by the nation’s governors and school chiefs, culminating a two-decade push for consensus on what U.S. schoolchildren should learn for college and work.