Landing a role in the modern Sherlock Holmes series Elementary was a chance to revisit childhood for Aidan Quinn. The Chicago-born actor, who plays Captain Tommy Gregson in the TV series, says he remembers reading Sherlock Holmes stories as a youngster
“Names make news.” Last week the following names made the following news: Frederick Trubee Davison, Assistant Secretary of War for Aviation, received a telegram: “Only Elijah has gone farther and longer than the Question Mark .” Retelegraphed Mr. Davison: “Good
Defiant and unrepentant, former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic made his first appearance at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia on Friday, in a preliminary hearing during which he refused to enter a plea to the 11 counts against him including genocide, extermination, and murder.
It could be argued that the world does not need a new science, but Laurence J. Peter, a professor of education at the University of Southern California, has invented one.
Greatest single news event of 1938 took place on September 29, when four statesmen met at the Führerhaus, in Munich, to redraw the map of Europe. The three visiting statesmen at that historic conference were Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of Great Britain, Premier Edouard Daladier of France, and Dictator Benito Mussolini of Italy.
Our cover image this week is powerful, shocking and disturbing. It is a portrait of Aisha, a shy 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced by a Taliban commander to have her nose and ears cut off for fleeing her abusive in-laws
In my next life, I’d like to be an opposition party leader.
Public beheadings in Afghanistan are usually associated with the Taliban, but on Monday it was Defense Secretary Robert Gates metaphorically wielding the ax from the Pentagon platform. Gates announced that he had asked for and received the resignation of his top commander in Afghanistan, Army General David McKiernan, after McKiernan spent only 11 months in that theater
I am at a hotel that collapsed.
A purported message from Osama bin Laden to Europeans urges them to distance themselves from the United States, noting that Americans are losing the war in Afghanistan. The brief message in Arabic, which appeared Friday on radical Islamic Web sites, has subtitles in English and German