Jan 31, 2014 — Also: Eleanor & Park author Rainbow Rowell has a deal for two graphic novels; Susan Sontag's biographer on reading her emails; Gary Shteyngart on his reading habits.
Dec 18, 2013 — A German brewers association is seeking UNESCO World Heritage status for a 500-year-old law that dictates how to make beer. The brewers argue that the law ensures purity in German beers. But others say the law is from a bygone era.
Sep 11, 2013 — The underground lakes were found in the most arid region of a country where 40 percent of the population lacks access to safe water.
Apr 24, 2013 — The Syrian government and rebels blamed each other for the destruction of the minaret of the 11th century Umayyad Mosque in the ancient city of Aleppo. One archaeologist described the damage as "a disaster."
Nov 17, 2010 — Most of the items given the designation, didn't cause a reaction. The food picks have stirred some controversy.