Richard III's skeleton was recently discovered in a parking lot in England. Shakespearean expert Peter Saccio dissects the myth of "the murderous monarch."
Built with Qatari funding and sniffed at by Prince Charles, the new skyscraper has 11,000 glass panels equal to eight soccer fields.
Harry Potter fans just know they love the record-breaking series of books. But everyone from academics to mythologists, classicists to historians, and literary critics to, well, geeks have a special “template” they perceive at the heart of the tale. From positing Albus Dumbledore as the infamous Richard III to taking us aloft the scaly back of St. George’s dragon, here are five of our top takes on what’s going on behind the scenes in the Harry Potter narratives.
Royal wedding puts spotlight on a family that has plenty of assets. But most of those on display during the royal wedding are owned by the government.
Tickets to Europe being out of the budget for most of us as the Great Recession outstays its welcome (go away, already!), armchair travel may have never had more to recommend it. New novels set in Siena, Italy; Dublin, Ireland; and one of London’s most famous tourist attractions offer a chance for readers to peer inside areas usually cordoned off to visitors. And you could buy all three for less than it would cost a family to check their bags.