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  • Hitler Aide Rudolf Hess Flees to Scotland!

     
    May 13, 1941: Rudolf Hess, the Nazis’ No. 2 deputy, bails out of his Messerschmitt over Scotland. He will commit suicide in Spandau prison in 1987. Ralph Bellamy fills in for Lee Shippey, who is recovering from surgery. Tom Treanor,......
  • The reading life: Susan Salter Reynolds on gifts of the written word

     
    No one ever gave me books. It used to bother me. But I also understood. Who would give a critic a book, entirely for pleasure? This has changed. There is now a young man who gives me books. Not just......
  • Your morning adorable: Miniature horse foal plays ball

     
    We are beyond smitten with Patch, a miniature horse foal who, at the tender age of two weeks, already has soccer skills that giant pandas can only dream of. Patch's toy of choice is an inflatable exercise ball, which only......
  • Citing Bono's back injury, U2 postpones its American tour

     
    After hurting his back during concert rehearsals in Munich, Germany, Bono and U2 have been forced to postpone the sixteen dates on the band's summer American tour, including the two dates at Angel Stadium on June 6 and June 7,......
  • Kent Nagano reportedly stepping down from Bavarian State Opera in Germany

     
    Conductor Kent Nagano will be stepping down as music director of the Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera) in Munich, according to reports Tuesday from the German media. Nagano was quoted as saying that he won't renew his contract with the......
  • The heart of Oberammergau's centuries-old 'Passion Play'

    The heart of Oberammergau's centuries-old 'Passion Play'
    Frederik Mayet, who shares the role of Jesus with Andreas Richter in the 2010 "Passion Play" at Oberammergau, remembers exactly how he felt on April 19, 2009. A crowd had gathered around a blackboard on the porch of the theater, waiting and watching as...
  • Cambodia: Phnom Penh's beer scene is chugging away

    Cambodia: Phnom Penh's beer scene is chugging away
    Cambodia might not rank among the world's brewery or beer garden capitals, but change is coming. From its setting on the banks of the Tonle Sap river, Kingdom Breweries, Phnom Penh's newest boutique producer, opened in October 2010, is gearing up to give...
  • A spring fling with dumplings

    A spring fling with dumplings
    In 1967, Helmut Winter made international headlines for flinging some serious dumplings. Outraged at the low-flying military aircraft over his home in Pasing, near Munich, Germany, Winter began firing bread dumplings from a massive homemade catapult....
  • 'The Count of Concord' by Nicholas Delbanco

    'The Count of Concord' by Nicholas Delbanco
    The Count of Concord A Novel Nicholas Delbanco Dalkey Archive Press: 478 pp., $15.95 paper Students of the American Revolution know Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, as an American royalist spy. Historians of science will tell you he co-founded the...
  • What's NATO worth?

    Today's question: How far east should NATO expand? Should the United States concede Russian dominance over the Caucasus in exchange for admitting, say, Ukraine into NATO? Previously, Moynihan and Meier discussed Russia’s membership in G-8 and...
  • Nicolae Plesita dies at 80; ruthless Romanian secret police chief

    Gen. Nicolae Plesita, a die-hard communist and ruthless chief of the Securitate secret police who arranged shelter in Romania for terrorist Carlos the Jackal and was tried for the bombing of Radio Free Europe, has died. He was 80. Plesita died Monday in...