CNN lost a much loved and respected colleague Monday with the sudden passing of photojournalist Sarmad Qaseera. A longtime member of CNN's Baghdad bureau, Sarmad had to flee his country in 2006 after death threats, eventually settling in the United States and continuing his work for CNN based out of Atlanta. He was 42.
Over the course of her remarkable life, Althea Gibson was many things to many people -- an accomplished jazz singer, a saxophone player, an actress and the first black woman to play on the professional golf circuit. But it was tennis where she really left her mark.
The first significant new museum of American art in nearly half a century debuted in 2011. But to view Crystal Bridges' collectionâ€”from a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington to Jackson Pollock canvasesâ€”you don't travel to New York, Los Angeles or Chicago. You head down a forested ravine in a town in northwestern Arkansas.