Dale Miller spends his days on the streets of downtown Denver selling a newspaper called The Homeless Voice. He's been having some health problems, but he can't afford to see a doctor on the $10 to $15 a day he makes selling papers.
A local charity clinic called the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless recently helped him get a CT scan at no cost to him. Miller fully understands, though, that someone has to pay for his care.
Ian St. Pe of the band Black Lips performs at this year's Coachella festival in Indio, Calif. Like many of the artists on the bill, the band agreed not to book other shows in Southern California within months of the event.
After Explosions in the Sky played Coachella in 2007, says guitarist Munaf Rayani, the band went from "playing in rooms that were 400, 500, maybe a thousand people," to "the Palladium in L.A., which [has a capacity of] 4,000, and filled it up." Explosions in the Sky, seen here at Coachella on April 13, were booked by Goldenvoice, Coachella's promoter, to play a set at The Glass House in nearby Pomona on April 18.
During a set by Sunday night headliners Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog, a holographic image of Tupac Shakur, who died in 1996, performed for the crowd. In a YouTube message to fans, Dr. Dre said, "This was not done for a tour. If a tour happens, we'll see."
Performers at Coachella, like Gotye, seen here April 15, were subject to a "radius clause" that prevented them from playing in the immediate area of the festival. So that they didn't waste the week between the festival's two weekends, Gotye's booking agent, Tom Windish, scheduled performances for his clients in locations like San Francisco and Las Vegas.
"Honestly, we would like to play ... while we're in L.A. ... but they told us not to," Black Lips guitarist Cole Alexander told NPR. "So we're like, 'Whatever, we'll just record.' " The band found a new friend (and potential collaborator) during their week off: the pop star Ke$ha.
Rihanna performs during a set by DJ and producer Calvin Harris, who produced the singer's hit "We Found Love," during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.
Thirty years ago, CEOs of America's largest businesses earned an estimated 42 times as much as their average employee. These days, that number has jumped to more than 200 times as much, by many counts. Since the economic crisis of 2008, there has been much more focus on income inequality, not just from economists and social scientists, but also from politicians and from protesters who occupied Wall Street.
Fifty years ago, a young pitcher won his first major league game for the New York Yankees. Jim Bouton went on to become a top-flight player.
But he became famous, or notorious, for Ball Four, a memoir that described the petty jealousies on the team, as well as camaraderie, raucous tomcatting, game-winning heroics, routine drug use and the pain professional athletes endure.
Sen. Joseph Cantwell, played by Eric McCormack (left), is an ambitious striver who throws mud at his rival, Secretary William Russell, played by John Larroquette, who debates whether to use some dirt of his own in The Best Man.
Perhaps most recognizable for his role as despicable but lovable lawyer Dan Fielding on Night Court, John Larroquette has recently taken to the stage. He earned a Tony Award for his role in the 2011 production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was found guilty by an international tribunal of planning, aiding and abetting war crimes during the 1990s. This marks the first time since World War II that a current or former head of state was convicted by a tribunal of crimes committed while in office.