Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

At U.N. headquarters in New York, a bouquet of flowers was placed under Annan’s portrait. Reflecting the widespread regard that won him a groundbreaking uncontested election to a second term, leaders from Russia, India, Israel, France and elsewhere expressed condolences for a man Bill Gates called “one of the great peacemakers of our time.”

The Thai cave rescue

BIG STORY: Out of the Dark

On June 23, 2018, twelve young soccer players and their coach set off to explore a cave in northern Thailand, becoming trapped 4KM deep inside it. This is the story of how a massive effort became an even bigger miracle.


Film review: ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” harkens back to a kinder America where everyone was willing to welcome the tired, the poor, and the huddled masses regardless of where they’re from. The Culture Curmudgeon looks back fondly on Fred Rogers’ legacy.