From outside, the workings of a big bureaucracy like the IRS seem mysterious and arbitrary. From the inside, it all makes perfect sense. Actually, you could say that about most workplaces.
Istanbul is the 2010 European Capital of Culture, which will help Turkey beef up its candidacy for the European Union while highlighting its emergence as a regional power.
Exhibition of 19th-century visions of the 'exotic' Orient recalls the heavy history of colonialism.
A dramatic retelling of the 16th-century clash of Christian and Muslim armies.
Historian Judith Herrin strips away the veneer of this medieval empire to reveal artistry and innovation.
Historian Judith Herrin strips away the veneer of this Medieval empire to reveal artistry and innovation.