IMF Chief Charged With Assaulting Hotel Maid
International Monetary Fund Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was denied bail Monday after an appearance in a New York City courtroom on sexual assault charges. His lawyers argued he was not a flight risk, but prosecutors said Strauss-Kahn had little motivation to return to court to answer the charges. The IMF issued a statement saying the incident won't have any impact on bailout decisions that need to be made in coming days.
IMF Chief's Arrest Renews Euro Debt Crisis Fears
Under Dominique Strauss-Kahn's leadership, the International Monetary Fund played a key role in keeping the eurozone rescue strategy on track, commentators say. And his probable departure will leave troubled economies like Portugal, Greece and Ireland without a champion, one analyst says.
Head Of Phoenix Suns Says He's Gay
Rick Welts, president and CEO of the Phoenix Suns, came out publicly this week. The NBA executive is one of the most high-profile figures still active in sports to declare that he is gay. Robert Siegel talks with Welts about his decision.
Malcolm Gladwell Looks At Technology Innovations
Innovation and originality are close cousins. We think of creative innovators as people with new ideas. But to read Malcolm Gladwell on the subject is to be reminded of a distinction: An innovator may not be the one with the new idea — but with a new take on an old idea. Robert Siegel interviews Gladwell, who wrote "Creation Myth: Xerox PARC, Apple, and the truth about innovation" in the May 16th issue of The New Yorker.
Libyan Rebel Government Works To Boost Legitimacy
After three months of a protracted rebellion, the Libyan opposition is hoping to gain formal diplomatic recognition for its government, the National Transitional Council. But some Libyans are troubled by the council's lack of transparency.
Cellist Bernard Greenhouse Dies
Renowned cellist Bernard Greenhouse died last week at 95. Greenhouse spent almost his entire life playing and teaching the cello. He was perhaps best known as a founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio.
Chelsea Handler: Keys To A Multimedia Empire
From her late-night talk show on E! television to her best-selling memoirs Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang and Are You There, Vodka? It's Me Chelsea to her brand-new publishing imprint, Chelsea Handler has created a brand that larger audiences are starting to trust.
Saddle Up For A Wild Western Ride, L'Amour Style
The gun-slinging glory of Louis L'Amour Westerns might be romanticized past the point of reality, but not even American history scholar Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman can resist the pull of their ruggedly glamorous adventures that sweep across the Great Plains.
Kerry Seeks To Smooth Fraught U.S.-Pakistan Ties
With American-Pakistani relations at a crossroads, U.S. Sen. John Kerry attempted Monday to calm the fury generated in Pakistan when U.S. forces landed undetected and killed Osama bin Laden. Kerry said a stalled dialogue had at least restarted, with candor.