Wish They All Could Be California Chicks...

Californian voters just approved a proposition that could make your omelette more expensive


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Puritan leader John Winthrop arrives in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Sarah Vowell on the Puritans' Legacy

The author and 'This American Life' correspondent talks about her book on the colonies' early religious leaders

Courtesy of Municipal Gallery in Lenbachhaus.  Two riders before the red, 1911, woodblock, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Feeling Blue: Expressionist Art on Display in Munich

Visitors catch a glimpse of the groundbreaking, abstract art created bypreeminent 20th century expressionists


Adventures of a Portuguese Poet

Wild-hearted Luis Vaz de Camoes’ years abroad are not well-known, but that hasn’t lessened his legend

George Washington

Digging Up George Washington

Archaeologists continue to uncover more about the nation's first president


Tainted Tomatoes

A food-poisoning scare spurs debate

View of Beirut, Lebanon, with palm and pine trees in the foreground

Times of Trouble

Flashpoints in Modern Lebanese History


Sense and Sensitivity

Great whites have tiny brains but powerful sensory organs

A Parisian Ball - dancing at the Marbille, Paris. Drawn by Winslow Homer.

“No More Long Faces”

Did Winslow Homer have a broken heart?


Tomatoes in the Bullpen

Surprising trivia about America's beloved baseball fields

Doug Fine

Doug Fine, Journalist, New Mexico

How an ambitious experiment in ecological living led to a goat pen

Chocolate truffles

A Brief History of Chocolate

Uncover the bittersweet story of this ancient treat and watch a video

The Empress Dowager Cixi

Cixi: The Woman Behind the Throne

The concubine who became China’s last empress

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