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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • The secret is out in Oak Ridge

    The secret is out in Oak Ridge
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The poster's hush-hush tone said it all: "What you see here, what you do here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here." Here in the rolling hills of eastern Tennessee, America built one of three secret cities...
  • Tasty Wellington, a place to be eaten up

    Tasty Wellington, a place to be eaten up
    From a sidewalk bistro table, the scene looked a lot like San Francisco: Victorian houses, cable cars, chalkboards scribbled with the day's organic specials, bohemian-looking locals wrapped in woolly scarves. But when the waiter asked me how I'd like my...
  • Hot spots to travel in Europe in 2011

    If you're looking for the hot spots in Europe for 2011, consider these, which promise to be buzzing in the new year: People who love the Italian countryside are always looking for new territory to explore. These days that means going south to Basilicata,...
  • Adventures on Tintin's home turf in Brussels

    Adventures on Tintin's home turf in Brussels
    Director Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" starts innocently enough — with Tintin, it always does — at a flea market, where the dauntless boy reporter finds an old model boat. But blistering barnacles! — as his buddy Capt....
  • Bonn, Germany: Embracing the city and its musical genius

    Bonn, Germany: Embracing the city and its musical genius
    Ever since my mom gave me the complete works of Ludwig van Beethoven — the best birthday present I ever got — I'd wanted to make a pilgrimage to Bonn, the composer's birthplace, to soak up the atmosphere and look for clues to his genius....
  • Homegrown heat

    Homegrown heat
    SAN ANTONIO, N.M — Rowena Baca was just a toddler on what she calls "the day the sun rose twice" in New Mexico. Shortly before 6 a.m. on July 16, 1945, scientists detonated the first atomic bomb just 35 miles from the dusty crossroads of San...
  • See why France produced those masterpieces

    See why France produced those masterpieces
    Which came first: Giverny or Monet? Certain artists are so identified with particular places that it's hard to pry them apart. France, with its shimmering light and gorgeous scenery, has more than its share of these pairings: Monet at Giverny, Matisse...
  • Istria: It's Italy without the price

    Istria: It's Italy without the price
    ISTRIA, Croatia — Most of my friends drew a blank when I told them that autumn is when Istria does a dead-on imitation of Italy. First, they had never heard of Istria; second, they couldn't understand why I would choose ersatz Italy over the real...
  • Nelson, Canada, in living color

    Nelson, Canada, in living color
    Up in the northwest forest where Washington, Idaho and British Columbia converge, there's a lazy little international border crossing called Nelway, about the size of a gas station. "Where are you headed?" a Canadian border patrol agent asked when my...
  • Museum wallows in the porcine (we think) glory of Spam

    Museum wallows in the porcine (we think) glory of Spam
    AUSTIN, Minn. — When you've never tasted Spam, there's only one way to prepare for the Spam Museum: Eat Spam. And the places to do that in this town of 25,000 are plenty. Steve's serves Spam pizza. Johnny's Main Event offers a Spam Reuben. Kenny'...
  • War and remembrance

    War and remembrance
    Wars aren't really over when they're over. There's the debris of a battlefield or a landmark church destroyed. And, always, there is the memory of those lost. You can sense the pain and pride always so palpably, so movingly, in France, where the 20th...
  • Detroit evolving into a haven for artists

    Detroit evolving into a haven for artists
    "Where you headed?" asked the cheerful driver of the rental-car shuttle at the Detroit airport. "Detroit!" I answered, equally cheerfully. "Southfield, Birmingham or Rochester?" he asked, referring to well-to-do northern suburbs. PHOTOS: Detroit's...