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Game of Thrones Meets Fine Wine at Napa Valley's Medieval Castle

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.19.2013 | Travel
Xaque Gruber

California native Dario Sattui's passion for European architecture of the Middle Ages is only rivaled by his passion for fine wine. he's built a full-scale medieval castle on U.S. soil. It's a wine country wonder, and a magnificently delicious reason to visit California's Napa Valley.

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

After The Bible

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Bible is the biggest bestseller in history. But after that, what else has topped the charts? Mao's "Little Red Book" comes in at number two and th...

No Jewish 'Lord Of The Rings' Ever?

Jewish Review of Books | Michael Weingrad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although it might seem unlikely that anyone would wonder whether the author of The Lord of the Rings was Jewish, the Nazis took no chances. When the p...