Trying to measure social progress with a global index that compares countries can be as fraught as the reliance on GDP statistics. Yet it points to new ways to view progress.
Chronicling the Chill of 1820s Iceland in 'Burial Rites,' Australian author Hannah Kent finds deep humanity, for better and worse, in a faraway isle.
Hannah Kent's novel 'Burial Rites,' released last month, has received good reviews and now may be a new movie for director Ross and Lawrence.
Messiah cannot be a first name in Tennessee, a judge ruled. The decision, which resulted in changing Messiah to Martin, churns up a mess of issues.