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  • Vaclav Havel: remembering the Czech president, playwright, and peacenik

    Vaclav Havel went from being a playwright to a symbol of the new Czech state and democracy in Eastern Europe.  Along the way he became Czech's first democratically elected president, nominee and winner of prestigious peace prizes, and one of the world's preeminent anti-communist revolutionaries.
    12/18/2011 12:46 pm

  • 'Clockwork Prince': what to read next

    It's on all the bestseller lists and it is definitely the book of the moment. 'Clockwork Prince' is the second in author Cassandra Clare's projected 'Infernal Devices' trilogy (which is in itself a prequel to Clare's popular 'Mortal Instruments' series). 'Clockword Prince' is set in a Victorian London with angels, vampires, and warlocks where a heroine named Tessa gets caught in the war between the strange Magister and the demon-fighters known as the Shadowhunters. With her companions, the moody Will and frail but kind Jem, Tessa must journey to a manor house that holds secrets of Tessa's past and present-day horrors for all three. But once you've read 'The Clockwork Prince' – what next? Here are a few books to keep you entertained at least until Book No. 3 of 'Infernal Devices" comes along.
    12/14/2011 02:20 pm

  • Bestselling books the week of 12/1/11, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.
    11/30/2011 12:18 pm

  • Russia reconquers Eastern Europe via business

    Russia's Kremlin-backed businesses are snapping up assets in former Eastern Europe, though governments are still wary.
    11/17/2011 01:32 pm

  • Global News Blog A little bit of Central Asia in Prague

    A Czech company is simultaneously building a business and helping migrants by hiring Central Asian migrants to cook their homelands' dishes.
    11/17/2011 11:47 am

  • Global News Blog All hail the chief – in Prague

    Czechs attribute their independence and the end of Communism to former American presidents, and have honored them with statues in Prague to show their gratitude.
    10/25/2011 01:51 pm

  • Chapter & Verse iPad book apps designed to thrill serious book lovers

    iPad book apps add authors' notes and historical material to classics like "Atlas Shrugged," "On the Road,"and the complete works of Shakespeare.
    09/16/2011 03:22 pm

  • Global News Blog Czech puppetry tradition comes with strings attached

    The Czech Republic has a long tradition of puppetry, which carried on cultural and language traditions when the Austro-Hungarian Empire discouraged Czech nationalism.
    08/12/2011 03:44 pm

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  • Ireland moving to compel church to report sexual abuse

    A new report that found a Catholic diocese failed to disclose allegations of sexual abuse of children to the police has many in Ireland pushing for new laws to punish priests to disclose information about alleged pedophiles.
    07/14/2011 03:33 pm

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Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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