For some, Empress Farah Pahlavi is a tragic symbol of Iran’s last chance at democracy. For others, she represents the worst excesses of the overthrown shah’s regime in the era before the country’s 1979 revolution.
Went on a supply run, bought the basics of life
Evelyn Beatríz Hernández Cruz, 20, had served nearly three years of her sentence for aggravated homicide.
It’s morning in Sicily and, for some diners, that means one thing: brioche con gelato, a typical breakfast item consisting of a brioche bun stuffed with a couple of scoops of gelato. You can eat it like a sandwich, biting through the solid mass, or scoop off bites with a small spoon. A combination of the two methods seems to work best.
AT THREE IN THE MORNING on a cold winter’s night—October 28, 1910 to be exact—Countess Sophia Berss woke to thumping of footsteps. Her husband, Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, arguably the nation’s most famous writer, was restlessly pacing in the next room at their home estate, Yasnaya Polyana, about 100 miles south of Moscow. He told her he had taken some medicine, asked her to go back to sleep, and shut the door behind her. When she woke again the next morning, her husband was gone.
Before Floridians made key lime pie their internationally-known dessert sweetheart, they baked pies using the juice of another tangy, local citrus. When the Spanish first arrived in the state during the 16th century, they brought assorted species of local flora from Europe. Before long, sour oranges, most often of the Seville variety, dotted the sunshine state’s landscape.
WHY DO RELATIONSHIPS END? THE question plagues experts and laypeople alike. Circumstances change. The spark goes away. An attribute that once intrigued you is suddenly repellant.
SEATTLE (The Borowitz Report)—Stating that he expected the property to be “bankrupt and vacant within the next two years,” Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, announced on Thursday that the Mar-a-Lago club, in Palm Beach, Florida, would be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters.
Amazon announced Thursday that it will not build a headquarters in Queens due to local opposition.
Poland’s Christ the King statue was completed in 2010, at a cost of around $1.5 million. Upon its inauguration, some 15,000 Christian pilgrims and tourists came to see the monumental unveiling.
Ever wish egg rolls were more than appetizers? The Hmong people, originally of China, certainly did. It’s time to forget the deep-fried shells you’ve seen in countless takeout boxes—next-level egg rolls use an entire chicken wing.
They are suing for symbolic damages, arguing that being barred from marriage violates their constitutional rights.
If you could trade places with a Sola user for a week, who would it be and why
Lyndon LaRouche, a notorious conspiracy theorist who ran for president eight times — once from prison — on platforms asserting that Queen Elizabeth II was a drug dealer and that numerous top government officials were Soviet agents, has died, his political organization confirmed Wednesday.
I'm dribbling a basketball in one hand, with a phone in the other, adjusting the tightness on a pair of Nike's Bluetooth-connected, self-tying Adapt BB sneakerson my feet.
(CNN) — A federal appeals court has ordered the release of transcripts from secret grand jury proceedings dealing with a 1946 race-fueled quadruple slaying that many historians consider the last mass lynching in America.
The retired candy entrepreneur Robert Welch founded the John Birch Society 60 years ago to push back against what he perceived as a growing American welfare state modeled on communism and the federal government’s push to desegregate America.
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Avoiding a broker by finding a no-fee rental has long been the holy grail of New York City apartment hunting. Now, the City Council is weighing a plan to reduce the often burdensome and upfront costs faced by renters.
In the Japanese village of Omachi, elderly wasp hunters set traps in the forest. The digger wasps they ensnare are intended for jibachi senbei—rice crackers with a smattering of wasps baked into every bite. The insect-studded snack is the brainchild of a Japanese fan club for wasps and a local cracker-baker.
Long before the Cronut became a sensation, locals in Girona, Spain enjoyed a decadent, custard-filled version. In this Catalonian city, bakers fill croissant-like dough with crema catalana (Spanish-style crème brûlée), deep-fry, and sugar-coat the pastry. The resulting breakfast treat is called a xuixo, or “shoo-shoo.”
The global wealth gap is far worse than previously estimated because until recently economists had really limited information about how much money the super-rich had stashed away in tax havens.
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