Leanna Davis

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Fifty years after Camelot, JFK still lives in the world’s imagination

Growing up in the former Yugoslavia, Svetozar Rajak remembers 1963 as the year his family bought their first television. His other clear memory from that year is staring at that same TV in shock as a newsreader announced the assassination of John F. Kennedy.<p>"Although Yugoslavia was nominally a …

Russia

As a Man Grows Older

"I believe that everyone in the world wants to be with someone else tonight, together in the dark, with the sweet warmth of a hip or a foot or a bare expanse of shoulder within reach. Those of us who have lost that, whatever our age, never lose the longing..."<p>says Roger Angell in his essay, "This …

Literature

World War One: Eleven shot at dawn in Tower of London

<b>In November 1914, Carl Lody became the first person for more than 150 years to be executed in the Tower of London.</b><p>He was one of 11 German World War One spies who faced a firing squad at the famous London landmark, during World War One.<p>"The prisoner walked steadily, stiffly upright, and yet as …

Remembrance Day