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Thursday, April 23, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Napoleon Bonaparte’s favorite sister was shocking, beautiful and worthy of an empire all her own. We talk with biographer Flora Fraser.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 | 10:00 AM

With President Obama across the Atlantic for the G20 summit, we’ll ask Europeans how they see the way out of the global economic crisis — and whether America can still lead.

 
Monday, March 31, 2008 | 10:00 AM

In this American presidential election year — like none in a long time — the whole world is watching. Really watching. And no zone is watching more closely what Americans decide than Europe. Forever Europeans were understood as our closest strategic and cultural allies. Then came Bush unilateralism, and the taunt of “cheese-eating surrender monkeys.” […]

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Monday, February 4, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Almost 1300 years ago, when Europe was still deep in the Dark Ages, a tidal wave of Islamic vitality and military might swept over Spain and pressed toward the heart of the West. Islam was young and vibrant and rich, and the culture it built on the Iberian Peninsula was, for a time, dazzling. Historian […]

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Friday, March 15, 2002 | 10:00 AM

We look at the rich literary tradition of Irish poets look from W.B. Yeats to Seamus Heaney, with a special focus on contemporary Irish poets and the issues they are tackling today.

 
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Sep 1, 2014
This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

On Labor Day, we’ll check in on the American labor force, with labor activist Van Jones, and more.

Sep 1, 2014
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) recovers a fumble by Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson (3) in the second quarter of the NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP)

One outspoken fan’s reluctant manifesto against football, and the big push to reform the game.

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Aug 29, 2014
Beyoncé performs at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards on Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Getty)

Sex, power and Beyoncé’s feminism. The message to young women.

 
Aug 29, 2014
Ukrainian forces guard a checkpoint in the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council and canceled a foreign trip Thursday, declaring that "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict.  (AP)

War moves over Syria, Ukraine. Burger King moves to Canada. Nine-year-olds and Uzis. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Our Week In The Web: August 29, 2014
Friday, Aug 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

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Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Poutine Whoppers? Why Burger King Is Bailing Out For Canada
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Why is Burger King buying a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain? (We’ll give you a hint: tax rates).

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