| Nov 8, 2009
We make fun of Nostradamus and numerologists, but give editors an anniversary and the floodgates open. We're anniversary-ologists, as USA Today might say. Unfortunately, trying to take the pulse of what happened in Eastern Europe in 1989 is more complex...
| Nov 9, 2009
| 9:35 AM
With prayers, music and pomp, Germany is marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Thousands are expected to gather tonight in front of the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of Germany's division and then of its reunification. Music and...
| Dec 20, 2009
It was already clear, in December of 1999, that books were a dying species. Already more people seemed interested in producing novels than consuming them, and when it came to serious works, there seemed more fascination with the writer than the writing....
| Jun 17, 2009
Kurt Kruegermann sits in the driver's seat of a weather-beaten forklift as it slowly sputters to life. A few minutes later, the 77-year-old co-owner of KrŁegermann Pickles & Sauerkraut flips a switch and a cardboard box filled with 1,500 pounds of cabbage...
| Apr 10, 2003
U.S. troops broke Saddam Hussein's 24-year grip on the Iraqi capital Wednesday as cheering, dancing crowds shouted, "Oh, Iraq!" and, with help from the Marines, toppled a four-story statue of the president, dragging its head in the streets while...