January 21, 2013 A team of researchers hopes to verify a fantastic tale that British troops leaving Burma in 1945 buried dozens of Spitfire fighter planes around the country. For 16 years, an English farmer has hunted the aircraft. Now, he believes he is close to unearthing them — and, he hopes, restoring them to flying condition.
January 21, 2013 In his new book, The Double V, Rawn James Jr. argues that to understand race in America one must understand the history of African-Americans in the military. While the turning point came between the world wars, the struggle began with the American Revolution.
January 19, 2013 Just nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Lisa Cohen's biography All We Know: Three Lives follows the stories of three women of the early 20th century. "I wanted to write a book that wasn't just about one great person," Cohen says, "but about a kind of collectivity."
January 19, 2013 After combing through 95,000 images in its archives, the White House News Photographers Association has put together an exhibit of candid presidential moments — some well-known, some locked away for decades.
January 18, 2013 The ancient Mexican sauce for meat and poultry, using a mixture of chilies, sweets and nuts, has roots in pre-Columbian times with a strong Spanish influence. As Mexican culinary traditions follow migrants around the world, the complex sauce is earning legions of fans.
January 18, 2013 Talk about new stuff, and gripe just a little: A handy video guide gives indispensable advice to inaugural speakers.