Asian-American band win top court consent for racially charged name

Jun 20, 2017

Asian-American band win top court consent for racially charged name

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed an Asian-American band to trademark its name The Slants, which had been rejected because it was deemed a racial slur. The ruling is expected to benefit other organizations whose monikers have caused controversy, notably the Washington Redskins ...

United wouldn't let violinist board with instrument

Jun 7, 2017

United wouldn't let violinist board with instrument

A classical musician has accused a United Airlines supervisor of barring her from boarding a plane with her centuries-old violin, sparking a scuffle that caused her to miss her flight and left her worried her hands — and by extension, her livelihood — may ...

Defending a dying art, opera troupe tours rural China

May 2, 2017

Defending a dying art, opera troupe tours rural China

For the 50-year-old Chinese opera performer, every aspect of the dimly lit backstage room was a reminder that things had changed. The elaborate costumes carelessly thrown aside, the young troupe members playing with their smartphones, the half-eaten noodles abandoned in the corner — all ...