In his book 'Midnight at the Pera Palace,' Charles King considers the rapid transformation of Istanbul – a Muslim stronghold as part of the Ottoman Empire – into one of the most cosmopolitan cities on earth.
US President Barack Obama and his daughters, Sasha (c.), and Malia (r.), participate in the annual turkey pardoning ceremony marking the 67th presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey while in the White House in Washington.
In Florida, the Orange County school board has indicated that it may cease allowing religious groups the chance to distribute literature on high school campuses, cutting off the access of Satanist and Christian groups alike.
Jack Zipes recently published 'The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition'. Did you know that – when the tale was first told – Snow White's evil stepmother was her biological mother?