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.
Sajal Biswas, a snake charmer, puts the head of a snake into his mouth as he performs on a roadside on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura. He earns around 400 to 500 rupees ($6.45 to $8.07) per day.
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?