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  • 'Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum' opens Sunday at Walters Art Museum

    'Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum' opens Sunday at Walters Art Museum
    Henry Walters and J.P. Morgan were frenemies. Both were the sons of powerful fathers. They didn't come into their own until they reached middle age, when they were widely acknowledged as two of the premier financiers of the Gilded Age. Both displayed an...

    A Pyrrhic victory?

    A Pyrrhic victory?
    Algerian forces claimed a decisive victory this weekend over al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist militants who took over a giant natural gas plant near the country's border with Mali last week and threatened to kill hostages and blow up the facility. But the...

    Netanyahu's choices

    Netanyahu's choices
    As President Barack Obama begins his second term, he faces a series of Middle East challenges far more daunting than when he began his presidency in 2009. These problems include: •what to do about the Arab-Israeli conflict, with peace talks between...

    Mass production of sugar killed taste for dessert wines

    The hunt for the sweet things in life dates back to antiquity. Mankind has used honey and tree syrups and dried fruits to boost the flavor and caloric value of their foodstuffs for millennia. Sweet dessert wines were once all the rage for a European...