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Astoria Characters: The Hands-On Healer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.29.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It is so quiet in Galina Tsypin's office that you can hear a pin drop. Or, to be more precise, a needle.

Secrets, Spies and Sacrifice: 11 Captivating Novels About World War II

Off The Shelf | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

There are many sides in a war -- and many stories to tell. From the French countryside to Leningrad, from Tokyo to the home front, these novels provide a kaleidoscopic view of World War II.

Gdansk, Poland: History in One Painting

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.08.2016 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Gdansk, Poland is a city that many know as the place where shipyard worker Lech Walesa led the strikes and established the Solidarity Union that led to the end of Soviet control of the region.

Forgotten St. Petersburg: Shadows of the Romanovs

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.18.2016 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Visiting the opulent restored palaces of St. Petersburg is impressive and a must. But through these untouched sites, I walked into history and found the shadows of the Romanovs.

Olympics in Sochi, Diebenkorn in Leningrad

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Celebrating the triumph of the American ice dancing pair, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, last night's winners of the Gold Medal at the Sochi Olympic G...

Putin's Stage

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin loves being the center of attention. And his decision not to extradite fugitive Edward Snowden to the United States has now found him at the center of an East-West standoff.

After Sandy: Seeds of Hope

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

In modern times, as our populations grew and our reliance on agriculture became greater, so grew our consciousness of the fact that the sustenance of the global population was dependent on stewardship of the seed resources we had developed.

Winter Garden is Kristin Hannah's Best Book Yet

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Kristin Hannah's latest novel is one of her most compelling stories yet; it reaches deep into readers' souls for compassion and understanding. It must be read for the detail and intensity of its story.