Atwood, Alexis among 12 authors to compete for Canada’s Giller Prize

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian author Margaret Atwood, who penned the novels that inspired the hit television series “Alias Grace” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”, is among 12 writers listed on Tuesday for Canada’s top literary award for fiction. FILE PHOTO: Author … Continue reading Atwood, Alexis among 12 authors to compete for Canada’s Giller Prize

Greece proposes Parthenon marbles swap, says still wants their permanent return

FILE PHOTO: The centaur tramples a fallen lapith, part of a collection of stone objects, inscriptions and sculptures, known as the Elgin Marbles, on show at the Parthenon Marbles’ hall at the British Museum in London October 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan … Continue reading Greece proposes Parthenon marbles swap, says still wants their permanent return

‘Built by my family’: America’s grand buildings constructed by slaves

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) – Monticello, the expansive brick home of Thomas Jefferson, sits atop a hill overlooking farmland, trees and the University of Virginia, the institution founded by the third U.S. president. A reflection of Trinity Church is seen in … Continue reading ‘Built by my family’: America’s grand buildings constructed by slaves