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Kurt Waldheim

Has Syria's Famous Brocade Survived?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It dawned on me that period piece attire worn in popular Arabic TV serials resembles the elaborate and beautiful brocade designs I used to see in the ...

The Inside Scoop

George Heymont | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

From psychics who claim to be communicating with the soul of the dead octopus to hucksters trying to establish whether Paul is an English or German citizen, The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus gives new meaning to Barnum's claim that "There's a sucker born every minute."

Notes on Europe - Chrysler's troubles, Nardelli speaks, VW buys-out dealers, death of a neo-fascist

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Chrysler's CEO, Robert Nardelli, who has been running the company for just 14 months, fears the collapse of an "extremely fragile" auto industry amid ...