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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • British college towns won't leave you bored

    British college towns won't leave you bored
    Ever since the first homework was assigned at the University of Oxford in 1167, the stellar graduates of British universities have influenced Western civilization. But that doesn't mean that Britain's three oldest college towns are stodgy. Though you...
  • Old Berlin is history; this is a city reborn

    Old Berlin is history; this is a city reborn
    BERLIN — More than any other place in Europe, Berlin is a work in progress. Over the last two decades, ripped-up tracks and a canopy of cranes have signaled its rebirth as a great city. If you haven't been here lately, you won't recognize the place....
  • Travel postcard: 48 hours in Riga

    Travel postcard: 48 hours in Riga
    RIGA (Reuters) - A city of the medieval Hanseatic league of trading nations with a mix of Latvian, Germanic and Russian cultures, Riga has a rich 800-year history and a vibrant modern buzz. A trip to the Latvian capital is an opportunity to see world...