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  • The paranoids are back

    "American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." So begins "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," a classic work that the historian Richard Hofstadter wrote in 1964, another time of deep division and mutual suspicion. In that essay, he...
  • Foreign correspondence: Giant statues lure visitors to Easter Island

    Foreign correspondence: Giant statues lure visitors to Easter Island
    What's it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit. Rene Rubio, 43, is manager of the Hanga Roa Eco Village & Spa (www.hangaroa.cl), a...
  • Botswana's Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Botswana's Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site
    UNESCO's World Heritage list hit a milestone of sorts last week when it proclaimed the Okavango Delta in northwest Botswana as its 1,000th site. The African delta was among 26 new places on the globe singled out for recognition, including a first one in...
  • Travel books: History of Galapagos, tips for traveling women

    Travel books: History of Galapagos, tips for traveling women
    "The Galapagos: A Natural History" Basic Books, $27.99 The 13 islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago lie off the west coast of South America. Author Henry Nicholls, an ambassador for the Galapagos Conservation Trust and the editor of its...
  • 'Game of Thrones' tour and other travel ideas

     'Game of Thrones' tour and other travel ideas
    GreatValueVacations is targeting fans of the TV hit "Game of Thrones" with the Akureyri Highlights & The Game of Thrones package. The Land Beyond the Wall will come alive with a full-day tour of filming locations in Iceland, including the famed ice wall....
  • World Cup 2014: Milan's busy spirit reflected in soccer clubs AC Milan, Internazionale

    Leonardo da Vinci, who painted his famous "The Last Supper" in Milan, also helped with the hydraulic engineering of the city's canals, most of which have since disappeared. He's the ideal representative of this city: a mix of art and practicality. Milan...
  • World Cup 2014: In Mexico City, a long history of ballgames

    World Cup 2014: In Mexico City, a long history of ballgames
    Soccer has a rich history in Mexico and an ardent fan base in Mexico City. As far back as 1400 BC, Mesoamericans were playing ballgames. Mayas, Aztecs, Olmecs and others held team competitions in stone ball courts. The goal was to hit a heavy ball through...
  • World Cup 2014: In Liverpool, a Merseybeat rich with Beatles, history and soccer

    World Cup 2014: In Liverpool, a Merseybeat rich with Beatles, history and soccer
    If you look closely at pictures of the Titanic, you can see the word "Liverpool" on the ship's stern, just below "Titanic." Unlike the White Star Line behemoth, the city of Liverpool never sank, but it did seem to founder. It was heavily bombed during...
  • Wendi Dwyer, bringing literacy to South Sudan

    Wendi Dwyer, bringing literacy to South Sudan
    Wendi Dwyer should have been packing for a trip to Africa. She had been scheduled to leave the next day. But a recent outbreak of violence in South Sudan — the nation is teetering on civil war — forced her to cancel. Instead, she sat in her...
  • Prosecco producers in Italy go after the Chinese thirst for sparkling wine

    Prosecco producers in Italy go after the Chinese thirst for sparkling wine
    Prosecco producers from Italy’s Veneto region are courting the Chinese market with a slick website--translated into Chinese. It’s a smart move to get in early as the Chinese wine market explodes. According to the Consortium for the...
  • Art of discovery takes MICA president to Guatemala

    Art of discovery takes MICA president to Guatemala
    Who knew that a man renowned for his progressive-minded accomplishments in advancing an educational institution would prefer to spend his leisure exploring underdeveloped lands and ancient civilizations? That, in a nutshell, describes Maryland Institute...