Is Vladimir Putin Having A Best Year Ever?
An avalanche of stories about Vladimir Putin and Russia has been rocking the news boat in 2013. Since it's the 20th anniversary of Russia's Constitution, here are twenty factors--PR fluff mixed with serious stuff--that contributed to the Russian President's best year ever.
International Children's Books Heroes Every American Should Know
A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh and E.B. White's Stuart Little are among standard-mouse-bearers for recognition by American kids. But are there global characters Americans know too little about? There're thousands, of course, but here is a start: