Merrily Wagner

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The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies, Can Attack Organs

As Chuck Peal lay in a Waterbury, Conn., emergency room one Sunday in early September, doctors furiously tried to make sense of his symptoms. Mr. Peal, 61, appeared to be dying, and they were not sure why.<p>He slipped in and out of consciousness, his blood pressure plummeted, his potassium levels …

Italy's Ancient Stone Villages

In the remote valleys of Valtellina and Valchiavenna, near Lake Como, Valerie Waterhouse succumbs to the allure of the region's ancient stone …

Why Montefalco Is Italy’s Best "New" Wine Region

Long overshadowed by the famous wine regions of neighboring Tuscany, Montefalco’s Sagrantino wine trail is finally stepping into the spotlight.<p>Chianti, Brunello, Moscato, Prosecco. These are the Italian wines we know (and love)—a kind of Big Four that first-time travelers sample on a wine-tasting …

Wine

The Masterpiece That Is Milan

Tuscany's Val d'Orcia Travel Guide

Home to some of Italy’s best wine and food, the idyllic community boasts a new crop of enticing restaurants, smart shops, and country-chic retreats<p>View Slideshow<p>Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia may well be the most perfect slice of the most perfect part of Italy. Lying just south of Siena, this ancient valley …

Enchanting Florence

The Masterpiece That Is Tuscany

The Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Italy

We pulled together a list of the prettiest towns on the Italian coast. From Manarola to Ravella, these hamlets of beauty will have you trading the hustle and bustle of big cities Rome, Milan, and Florence, for coastal charm—and relative quiet. La dolce vita, indeed. This post was originally …

August 5 1914: The nightmare begins – with some patriotic fervour and rocketing prices

The 4am edition of The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday August 5 1914 may not have had news of war on its front page, but inside pages had plenty of news about the countdown to world war<p>There was nothing on the front page of the 4am edition of The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday August 5 1914 to tell the …