A river of 11,541 empty red chairs flowed through the streets of Sarajevo on Friday, honoring those who died in the Siege of Sarajevo 20 years ago. It might remind us today that while getting involved can be costly, there is also a cost for not acting — in lives.
It's been 100 years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and the anniversary brings with it a barrage of literature. Former NPR editor Rachel Syme has been keeping track of the new releases and lists her favorites here. Do you have a favorite Titanic book? Let us know in the comments.
One of the worst school disasters in American history occurred 75 years ago, when an explosion killed hundreds of students at a school in East Texas. The traumatic event etched itself into the memory of Kenneth Honeycutt, now 83.
Rick Santorum came surprisingly close to an upset in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, losing to Mitt Romney by less than 5 percentage points. It was not as heartbreakingly close as his previous losses in Michigan and Ohio, but it was one more reminder of what might have been.
So many fantasy classics are written with young readers in mind — books like Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. But for the adult who loves to escape into new and magical universes, author Lyndsay Faye recommends these three reads. Have a favorite magical novel? Let us know in the comments.
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