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100 Must-Read Books about Ancient History

Rome. Athens. Memphis and Thebes. Ramses II. Nefertiti. Julius Caesar. Cleopatra. Aristotle. Sappho. Cyrus the Great. Democracy. Oligarchy. Republic …

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

Guatemala is the Land of Unknown Ancient Food Traditions

On wood-fired griddles, Maya home cooks keep ancient traditions alive with recipes even their neighbors wouldn't recognize<p>I<b>t's getting close to</b> …

Nicaragua’s Most Luxurious New Resort, Nekupe, Has a Social Mission

<i>Welcome to Shopping for Good, a new series that reports on how good luxury business can intersect with a higher purpose.</i><p>By any measure, Alfredo and …

Travel to Nicaragua (part 2): Visiting the Archipelagos

The entry into Nicaragua was a nerve-wracking one, frought with uncertainties. If you haven’t already, check out my part 1 of our travel to Nicaragua …

Life after wartime: Nicaragua transitions to adventure tourism

Sledding at top speed down a live volcano is not something I would ever choose to do on vacation. But we were traveling in Nicaragua with our teenage kids, and volcano sledding was their No. 1 choice of excursions.<p>As I flew down the steep pebbly face of the black volcano astride a rustic wooden …

Central America

5 Places in Nicaragua That Will Inspire Your Inner Artist

Courtesy of Jicaro Island Ecolodge<p>Nicaragua is a paradise in more ways than one.<p>Central America’s largest country is stepping into the spotlight and …

Guatemala for first-timers

With its diverse indigenous culture, rich Maya heritage and colonial charm, Guatemala is an intoxicating adventure for both the jaded and novice traveler. That said, visiting for the first time can be a daunting experience. Embassy warnings, economic hardships and a bewildering range of things to …

South America

New York Times faces wave of criticism over climate column

A new columnist at The New York Times and his views on climate change have prompted some readers to cancel their subscriptions in protest.<p>In his first column for the Times, Bret Stephens said advocates for climate policy can take a lesson from Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign and her …

Media Industry

How a translation mistake ended up making India a part of the Bible

Whether medieval Christians saw India as a symbol of evil or as the home of saints, the Subcontinent remained a source of fascination.<p>Christianity …

The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra

In 1784 French artist and architect Louis-François Cassas (1756–1827) traveled to the Eastern Mediterranean as part of a diplomatic mission to the …

Palmyra

Inside the Final Days of Roger Ailes’s Reign at Fox News

For 20 years, Roger Ailes did as he pleased at Fox News. Then former anchor Gretchen Carlson sued him for sexual harassment—and suddenly Rupert Murdoch, who’d long had his back, wasn’t there. How the most powerful man in cable news was toppled in 16 whirlwind days.<p>I. “Leave Him Alone”<p>In the morning …

Embracing Stone Age Couple Found in Greek Cave

Rare double burials discovered at one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe.<p>Strange and surprising findings have been reported from ongoing excavations at Alepotrypa Cave, a site in the Peloponnesus that one archaeologist called "a Neolithic Pompeii," the Greek Ministry of Culture, …

Review: Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' feels too paint-by-numbers

Whether leaving his mark with the bizarre yet sweet sentimentality of "Edward Scissorhands" and "Beetlejuice," the brilliant Oscar-nominated stop-motion animation of "Frankenweenie" and "Corpse Bride," or the brashness of his "Batman" reboots, Tim Burton has always been one of film's boldest …

Alice In Wonderland

“Big Eyes” review: Tim Burton at his best

Shot for shot, “Big Eyes” is one of the most beautiful-looking movies of 2014, but to say that isn’t enough, because it’s not just pretty, not just pleasing to the eye. It’s visually astute. It is made by people aware of what these screen images mean, what they refer to, and the psychological …

San Francisco

Iceland's DNA: The world's most precious genes?

<b>Iceland's record of low immigration and its genealogical records going back 1,000 years make it a paradise for geneticists. A third or more of the population has already donated a DNA sample - but a new push to increase that figure is meeting some resistance.</b><p>"No!" says Alda Sigmundsdottir, raising …