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Why tyrants love to write poetry

Nero, Stalin and Bin Laden were all fans, but what makes verse so appealing to these leaders? Benjamin Ramm explores the connection between ruthlessness and sentimentality.<p>Poetry is an art of refinement, synonymous with delicacy and sensitivity. It seems counterintuitive that it might also be a …

Literature

What we know from the JFK files

The 2,800 newly released, previously classified files on President John F. Kennedy's assassination reveal the internal chaos and suspicion in U.S. …

Mexico City

Ancelotti denies quit reports

Carlo Ancelotti has denied claims by <i>Le Parisien</i> newspaper that the Italian has told Paris Saint-Germain he will quit the French capital in the summer.<p>…

Bayern deny Lewandowski speculation

Bayern Munich have rubbished rumours they had already agreed terms with Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski.<p>Bayern this week provoked …

Del Bosque to step down in 2014

Vicente del Bosque has said the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be his last competition as Spain boss.<p>Del Bosque, who has guided <i>La Roja</i> to the 2010 …

Luis Suarez bite ban: Football Association explains 10-match suspension in written reasons document

Read the Football Association's full report into their reasoning behind Luis Suarez's 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic<p>Luis Suarez ban: written reasons from FA<p><b>Liverpool</b> striker Luis Suarez was banned for 10 matches for biting Chelsea's Branislav to act as a deterrent to …

Soccer

Mancini defends embattled Suarez

Roberto Mancini has come to the defence of under-fire Luis Suarez by saying that the Liverpool striker still deserves to be named Footballer of the …

Heynckes set for Spain move - report

Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes is set for a shock summer return to Spain this summer to manage Barcelona, according to German newspaper <i>TZ</i>.<p>Heynckes, …

Arsenal v Manchester United: Arsène Wenger's team could not have asked for a better time to play the old enemy

Manchester United arrive at the Emirates on Sunday newly crowned as Premier League champions and with only a points record to aim at. But for Arsenal, there is far much more at stake.<p>A good time to play them? I do not think you can argue with that. <b>Arsenal</b> could not really wish for a better scenario …

Soccer

Hillary Clinton Leads In 2016 New Hampshire Presidential Primary Poll

Hillary Clinton is the <i>very</i> early favorite in New Hampshire's 2016 Democratic presidential primary, two polls released this week find.<p>If that state, which traditionally holds the nation's first primary, went to the ballot box today, Clinton would take 61 percent of the primary vote, according to the …

Questions remain over Syria's chemical weapons - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> president obama today called the alleged use of chemical weapons by syria a potential game -changer. our political director, chief white house correspondent chuck todd is with us for more on this. chuck, what to do about it now in a nation not looking for yet another foreign conflict?>> …

These Slides Show Why We Have Such A Huge Budget Deficit And Why Taxes Need To Go Up

It jibes nicely with a presentation we published earlier Friday from the BEA on misconceptions about the economy.<p>Elmendorf breaks down federal spending's sources and destinations, then discusses different paths the budget could take depending on whether House Republicans or Senate Democrats get …

C-Bo

AnyRoad offer authentic tours with experienced guides, not locals

[AnyRoad co-founders Daniel and Jonathan Yaffe] asked around and found out about remote parts of the wall where you could walk for miles without …

Chicago launches bike-sharing website

Hundreds of three-speed bikes painted “Chicago blue” will hit the streets in June when the city debuts a bicycle-sharing rental program that …

Forget the Med: five stunning stretches of coast in northern Europe

Travellers flock to the Mediterranean shores of Italy, France and Spain, but for deliciously different places to dip your toes, look a little further north on your map of Europe. You’ll need a sweater if you visit outside the summer, but the views, dunes and magical history are worth a slightly …

A Model For Micro-Scale Living In Maximalist L.A.

For many New Yorkers, micro-living inside micro-apartments is one of the city’s signature “charms.” But in places like Los Angeles, there’s infinite space for sprawl. Right?<p>Not really, says Simon Storey, principal of Anonymous Architects. “The shift to smaller spaces seems to be permanent,” Storey …

Stunning Luxury Home by Nico van der Meulen Architects

What once was an outdated brick home in Limpopo, South Africa, now is a visually stunning masterpiece by none other than Nico van der Meulen …

Architecture

Articles about amazing product design federal on Dwell.com - Dwell

At this point, it's virtually ingrained in the popular consciousness: “Women make up 50 percent of the population and 85 percent...<p>Founded by the 23-year-old entrepreneur Ben Kaufman—who previously developed an award-winning iPod accessory when he was still in...<p>Last weekend I headed down to the …