Richard Wagner was his favorite composer and Arno Breker his official house sculptor -- but Adolf Hitler's taste in art was surprisingly broad -- and gaudy -- judging by a vast archive of some 11,000 Nazi-era exhibition installation photos now published online for the first time.
Europe's bold embargo of Syrian oil and the impact it is beginning to have on the Syrian regime stands in stark contrast to the seemingly ineffective sanctions imposed by the United Nations on Iran in response to Tehran's clandestine nuclear program.
Not quite as much fun as Thor, not nearly as bad as Green Lantern, Captain America: The First Avenger feels less like an exciting comic-book-hero movie than required reading for a course called The Avengers, arriving in theaters next summer.
There was a time when the media was more rational about sex. Throughout most of the twentieth century, in fact, the press maintained a gentlemen's agreement with politicians that prevented salacious stories of their sexcapades from public circulation.