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James Dean — a picture from the past

Robert Pinsky: The Comedy of Seamus Heaney

A month ago, the Nobel Prize–winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney died at age 74. Former poet laureate Robert Pinsky remembers how funny his friend could …

Winston Churchill 'authorised use of chemical weapons'

The future prime minister sanctioned the 'most devastating chemical weapon ever devised' against the Russian Bolsheviks, according to a historian at the Wigtown Book Festival.<p>Winston Churchill authorised the use of the “most devastating chemical weapon ever devised” against the Russian Bolsheviks …

World's Oldest Jewish Prayer Book Found? Rare Text Purchased By Hobby Lobby President (PHOTO)

What some scholars believe could be the world's oldest known Jewish prayer book is now part of a private collection founded by an evangelical businessman.<p>The identification of the very rare prayer book, dated to the ninth century, was announced Sept. 26 by Steve Green, president of the arts and …

Bhutan a Happier Place With Books

(co-authored with Laura Hubber)<p>When Claire Thomsen was 11, her parents pulled the rug out from her comfortable Malibu existence. They sold the family business, rented out the house, and spent the year roving the world, 27 countries in all, with Claire in tow. Instead of entering middle school with …

24 hours in Mumbai

Be prepared to be jostled, hurried and incessantly chatted to as you soak in the trendy yet traditional vibe of Mumbai.<p>24 hours isn't nearly enough time to explore all the highlights of this intoxicating city, but this whistlestop tour will help you catch the flavour of Mumbai: serene mornings by …

6 Ways To Kill Time At The Airport

The thought of being trapped in an airport with time to kill is one most of us fear.<p>Whether you're faced with hours of layover, or you've arrived early only to be confronted with a long delay, being stuck in the maze of an airport can be daunting.<p>Most people will hunker down with a book, magazine …

A Decision on In-Flight Electronics Usage on U.S. Planes Inches Forward one More Step

U.S. aviation regulators began considering on Monday how to let airplane passengers make greater use of laptops, tablets and e-readers on board, …

Ten of France’s natural wonders

France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors. France smoulders with natural beauty, so why not go <i>au naturel</i> at mountain ranges, canyons and startling stretches of coast? This round-up of …

Infertile woman gives birth after new method allows her to regrow eggs

A new fertility treatment has allowed a woman in Japan to give birth, even though she'd stopped producing eggs around four years prior. The new treatment is being called "in vitro activation," and it may be able to let women who have become infertile because of a condition called primary ovarian …