Check out a map of the Caribbean and you'll find a dozen or so islands named after saints. That's because Columbus was fond of matching up the day he came across a new island with the feast days of the various saints.
ISIS is now forcing the approximately 3,000 Christians remaining in Mosul, a major city with thousands of years of Christian history, to choose between essentially the same options given to Jews in 1492: live under intolerable, impoverishing dhimmi status; convert to Islam; leave; or die.
According to the coalition, its members simply cannot impose further spending cuts. They assert that their budgets have been cut to the bone. This claim is ludicrous.
According to Outside's Craig Martin, the experience of hiking the ancient route is undergoing somewhat of a revival, with more than 190,000 people visiting in 2012 (compared to only 10,000 in 1992).
I think often, especially recently, of this particular etching by Francisco Goya, the frontispiece to a suite of 82 prints Los Desastres de la Guerra (Disasters of War).
It is as ubiquitous in Spain as burgers are in the U.S.
These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia. Does this also mean that one can explain a nation's success at the cup largely by money?
Jordi Roca might be one of three brothers in a family business, but when it comes to the sweeter things in life he is the star.
Crunchy to the core, these crackly morsels prove that bacon isn't the only addictive snack you can strip off a pig.
Aside from finalists Germany and Argentina, the tournament also witnessed admirable performances from Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and the Netherlands.
I am not a fan of The Beautiful Game, although I do watch and appreciate its beauty especially when it is displayed by the likes of Lionel Messi. Soccer, as with all games, when played with skill and competence is a beautiful game.
After 38 years on the Spanish throne, Juan Carlos I de Borbón decided, at the age of 76, to abdicate and relinquish the throne to his son Felipe, Prince of Asturias.
Sergio de Arrola is a Spanish guerrilla artist and photographer who is uncomfortable with the moniker "artist." Sergio's mission, it seems, is to depict the world in black, as well as striking color.
I've distilled lessons on how to stay cool and calm and untroubled while traveling this summer.
In the city, I can constantly learn. I can flex my brain, explore new streets, meet someone from a different country, and reinvent myself or my career. But when the city life gets to me -- the traffic, the commute, the congestion and the pace -- I need to drive down country roads on a summer night, with the windows open and the music at full volume.
Almost nobody thinks the USA can win the World Cup. And if they were eliminated tomorrow, our American team has already exceeded everybodies' expectations. But what if they did?