The Russian Navy agreed to pull out of the Black Sea around Crimea on March 30. Not March 30, 2014, but 158 years ago in 1856. NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan reflects on the history of the region that is again at the center of a geopolitical crisis. Continue reading
The occupation of young women of leisure was primarily to prove themselves worthy wives, which included accomplishment at the (approved) fine arts. But hold the judgement; these Victorian women weren’t nearly as stuffy, bored or boring as you might think. Harnessing a popular new trend, they applied a creative, modern (before there was such a thing) approach to the traditional arts of drawing and painting.
A trove of Bernard Madoff’s belongings seized by U.S. Marshals from the Ponzi schemer’s Manhattan penthouse and New York beach home are to set to go on sale Saturday in a government-run auction for victims of his fraud. Continue reading