The book quiets notions of easy acts of bravery in the face of overwhelming evil. It disrupts the good versus evil storyline that we, as viewers and readers, have come to expect and yearn for.
This wine has been made for many years at the estates and is its most available, with 400,000 bottles produced annually.
Want good advice about a destination? Find a local. Want great advice? Seek out locals who love their home so much they've made it their life's work to help visitors fall in love with it, too.
Britain can be incredibly romantic. Not the obvious stuff like the Tower of London, Stonehenge, or Shakespeare's Stratford. But there are many, many gorgeous little hideaways and beauty spots that most tourists never see.
Remembering history is crucial to understanding the present. Its lessons can be ignored or badly played, but a knowledge of history helps steer us away from exaggerated, immediate conclusions anchored in the flow of the quotidian.
After three weeks on the brink of collapse, Greek banks have finally reopened marking the return of some form of normality. However, strict capital controls remain in place for the foreseeable future, as does the general state of political and economic uncertainty.
While a squatting movement that emerged in the mid-1980s was met with hostility, taking over unused spaces in the wake of the global crisis was not seen as a selfish act so much as a desperate one.
ATHENS -- The plan is politically toxic because the fund, though domiciled in Greece, will effectively be managed by the troika. It did not have to be this way. At a turning point in European history, our innovative alternative was thrown into the dustbin.
Since the birth of the little princess, people around the world have been abuzz with excitement. I refer, of course, to my granddaughter, Chloe. Peo...
Like many people following the negotiations between Greece and its creditors, I was inclined to see Wolfgang Schauble, Germany's finance minister, as the villain of the story. Schauble did not argue for throwing Greece out of the euro simply as a punitive measure, although he quite obviously disapproved of the way Greece had run its budget and its economy.
Britain's iconic red phone booths are still standing, but they are becoming less common. Locals, who have a nostalgic attraction to them, are finding other creative ways to keep them in use.
Around summer time, many Americans look forward to a week off from work where they can unwind and spend time with their families. Yet, the reality of taking a vacation while employed is that one in four U.S. workers don't receive paid time off.
While we do not see a correlation between high numbers of violent incidents and high levels of anti-Semitic beliefs, Jews feel freer to live openly as Jews when they are confident of being accepted in their societies, not just in the absence of security concerns.
When the Pope apologized for the ... "Grave sins committed against the native peoples of America during the so-called conquest of America," he may n...
The term "Dark Ages" comes from the Latin saeculum obscurum, first used to describe the Medieval Period by Cesare Baronius in 1602. Like most intellectuals of his day, he regarded the Medieval Period -- roughly 500-1500 AD -- as a period of darkness and obscurity, largely due to the (in his day) relative lack of documentary sources from which a historian could work.
There are good reasons to keep your vacation plans to Greece, and good reasons to break them. But don't overlook Greece next summer.