Book Review: 'The Catholic Church: What Everyone Needs to Know'

Allen offers an accesible, compelling read about the Catholic Church and its future.



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Mass Protests In Egypt Challenge Islamist President

Egyptians protest against President Morsi.

More than 200,000 protesters crowded into Tahrir Square in Cairo to challenge President Morsi.



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Illegal to Instagram Ballot in Most States

Instagram photo of a voting sticker (Flickr/Creative Commons)

Instagramming your voting ballot is illegal in a surprising number of states.



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New Hampshire's Crucial Role in Election

Mitt Romney in New Hampshire (Flickr/Creative Commons)

Romney returns to New Hampshire in hopes of gaining its crucial four electorial votes.



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Los Angeles Internment Camp Veteran Votes For Individual Rights

Darlene Manus cast her vote today.

Retiree Darlene Manus has cast her vote based on individual rights and a woman's right to choose.



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Ohio's Provisional Ballot Order Criticized By Voter Advocates

Ohio's last-minute ballot order could prevent votes from being counted in the critical swing state.

Ohio's ballot order could prevent votes from being counted in the swing state.



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Lady Gaga Has New Fern Species Named After Her

Lady Gaga - pop singer, cultural icon, fern? Scientists have named a new species after her for good reason.



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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Calls For Major Budget And Job Cuts

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa calls for major budget and job cuts.

Mayor Villaraigosa calls for job cuts and other far-reaching proposals.



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Ohio's Early Voting Block Denied

The Supreme Court has made a crucial decision to deny a Republican request to block early voting in Ohio.



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Opinions On The Second Presidential Debate

On the eve of the second presidential debate, editorials weigh in on Obama and Romney's plans of action.



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One-fifth of Americans Now Religiously Unaffiliated

One in five Americans are now religiously unaffiliated - numbers of the "nones" are on the rise.



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Romney Intensifies Ohio Campaign

Romney aggressively campaigns in Ohio after new polls showing increased support in the battleground state.



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Invisible Bike Helmet Debuts In Sweden

Designers of invisible bike helmet.

WATCH: The debut of the invisible bike helmet from Swedish design duo.



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Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy In Cairo

They tore down the American flag to protest a film thought to insult the Prophet Mohammed.



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Street Artist Hugh Leeman Paints Society's Collapse

VIDEO: San Francisco street artist Hugh Leeman uses billboard posters, carbon soot and stolen Facebook images to paint society's collapse.



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Dispatches From Abroad: An Intimate One-Woman Play In Cape Town

(Tricia Tongco/Neon Tommy)

"Mother to Mother" is a powerful story of forgiveness based on the killing of an American student in South Africa.



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Dispatches From Abroad: A South African Jazz Safari

(Tricia Tongco/Neon Tommy)

"Music is everywhere," says renowned composer Hilton Schilder.



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Dispatches From Abroad: Young South Africans Discover The Power Of Journalism

Youth reporters in Paarl, South Africa.

AUDIO: Youth reporters in South Africa discover the power of journalism with the help of Annenberg students.



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Night Owls Flock to Sprinkles' Cupcake ATM

Cupcake ATM, Courtesy of Sprinkles.

VIDEO: Sprinkles' cupcake ATM has people lining up around the block whether it's 1 p.m. or 1 a.m.



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Robots, Introverts and Haikus: The Top Talks At TED2012

Chip Kidd at TED2012. (James Duncan Davidson/TED2012)

Innovation conference inspires and intrigues.



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Reproductive Rights Come Under Microscope In GOP Race

Debates over birth control and women's reproductive rights have become a point of focus in the GOP race. (Creative Commons)

Debate may have larger consequences in November.



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Long Beach Fellowship Group Reaches Out To Gay Youth

A G3 member follows along during the gay youth ministry's Bible study. (Tricia Tongco)

VIDEO: G3 tailors message for those who need it most.



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Romney Wins Nevada Caucuses

Mitt Romney won big in the Nevada Caucus, but his rivals are already looking ahead to other states.



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Riot Comedy Festival Planned For Fall

Riot postcard (Rusty Kugler & Jenifer Reeser).

The comedy festival will come to LA this fall partly due to grassroots funding through Kickstarter.



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Pacific Standard Time Festival Presents A Motel Of Experimental Music

Pyramid Heads (Tricia Tongco).

Eagle Rock's Welcome Inn turned into a temporary performance space for experimental music on Sunday night.



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