The "1812 Overture" isn't even about America's War of 1812. So how did music celebrating Russia's pushback against a foreign power become associated with America's Fourth of July?
Brits are known for having a certain stiff upper lip. Keep Calm and Carry On and such. But recently, that stiff lip has, well, slackened. Take Andy Murray, who cried his way into British hearts during Wimbledon.
For the Geo Quiz, we are looking for tiny island in the middle of the vast South Atlantic Ocean that was once used as a refugee camp for slaves.
How multiculturalism might relate to the tensions and violence happening in Norway and elsewhere in Europe.
Allende returns to the world of historical fiction with "Island Beneath the Sea," the story of a slave girl in 19th Century Haiti.
The late chess champion Bobby Fischer is being remembered today, and The World's Jeb Sharp looks back on Fischer's life and career.
He's a diminutive French leader of immigrant background who took the country by storm. We're not talking about French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who delivered an address to the US Congress today. We're talking about Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon is currently the subject of a major exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. The World's Adeline Sire took a tour.