Aug 22, 2011 — Two hundred years ago this summer, England entered its Regency period. Many associate the era with Colin Firth's turn as Mr. Darcy, but it was also a time of political uncertainty. To celebrate the period's 200th anniversary, author Stephanie Barron suggests three books that put Mr. Firth to shame.
Jul 26, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Battle: A New History of Waterloo by Alessandro Barbero. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 23, 2010 — The Ghent Altarpiece is one of the world's most famous — and most frequently stolen paintings. Not bad for a monumental work of art that's the size of a barn door and the weight of two elephants.