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Book Review: Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa by R. A. Scotti

For two years Mona Lisa was missing. This is the history of her kidnapping, and safe return, to the Louvre. Read More »

The Driving Dutchman

The new license plates bring us back to the 1960s and '70s of my youth, and the 1630s and '40s of New York City's. Read More »

DVD Review: How the Earth Changed History

The incredible story of the natural forces that have shaped our history. Read More »

Thoughts On South Africa And The World Cup

No matter what, the World Cup has to be considered a victory for South Africa and its people. Read More »

Book Review: The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir

A vivid history covering the fall of Anne Boleyn. Read More »

Placek Po Zbojnicku: The Outlaw’s Potato Pancake

The outlaw's potato pancake is a meal satisfying enough for outlaws and heroes alike. Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of June 21, 2010

Featured: 1939 World's Fair on the Brink of War. Plus: 'Captive' of the Taliban, Audrey Hepburn, 'Memoir' of Gambling; Evanovich, Steel, Sparks, McCrumb, Strieber, Noel... Read More »

Book Review Cha Dao: The Way of Tea, Tea as a Way of Life by Solala Towler

Unusual book on tea traces how the plant was discovered, its effect on history and religion and the best varieties. Read More »

TV Review: Top Shot on The History Channel

Top Shot combines Survivor with firearms. Could be an interesting season. Read More »

TV Review: Top Shot

Pre-series hype mentions use of a crossbow to shoot an apple and a handgun to re-enact the attempt on President Reagan. Read More »