The End Of The World Will Happen Like This

Regardless of whether you give credence to doomsday prophecies, there are some slightly credible scenarios in which the world will end -- either with a bang or with a whimper.

Apple Responds To Anti-Farsi Bias Charge, More Cases Emerging: NIAC

After allegations of racial profiling by Apple Inc. employees against Farsi-speaking customers at Apple stores, the company issued a statement Friday saying it doesn't discriminate against anyone, but it failed to address accusations of specific incidents at Atlanta-area stores.

Apple Store Employees Refuse iPad Sale To Farsi Speakers

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) stirred controversy following reports that employees of Apple stores have refused to sell products to customers overheard speaking Farsi, the language of Iran, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a statement Wednesday.

Tibet Tourism Grows, Despite Ban On Foreigners

Though foreigners are now banned from traveling to the Tibet Autonomous Region, the Chinese name for Central Tibet, the Himalayan hinterland has experienced a boom in tourism thanks to Chinese visitors.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Is 'The Master? Of His Own Domain

Though the hardworking actor has consistently been on the radar of theater and movie fans and critics throughout his nearly two decades of indie-leaning character work, the enigmatic Hoffman has rarely made headlines for anything beyond his unforgettable performances.

China: Tibet Closed To Foreign Tourists

Several travel agencies in China are reporting that foreigners have been banned from traveling to the Tibet Autonomous Region, the Chinese name for Central Tibet.

Is Gabriel's Rapture' Sexier Than Fifty Shades Of Grey? Author Sylvain Reynard Says ?Seduction Begins With The Mind?

Sylvain Reynard's debut novel Gabriel's Inferno portrays the sultry encounters of a young graduate student, Julianne, and her enigmatic professor, Gabriel Emerson. The romance was hugely popular and fans of the book were eager for a follow up. Their hopes were met when Gabriel's Rapture was released last month. The alluring sequel, which begins in Florence, Italy, focuses on the repercussions of their forbidden love affair.

'For Greater Glory' Star Eduardo Verástegui Talks War, Misrepresentations Of Latinos On Film

Few are familiar with the Cristero War that took place from 1926 to 1929 in Mexico. The brutal warfare began after persecuted Catholics refused to stop practicing their religion. An astounding 90,000 Mexicans were killed during the conflict -- including priests, nuns, and children. The film For Greater Glory, released Friday, shines a spotlight on this little-known but horrific piece of history.