No Place Like Dome: The excavation of the Samarra Palace of the Caliph.

An Eccentric Archeologist Who Drew a Line in the Sand

Ernst Herzfeld is not a household name — but his early 20th century excavations in Samarra and Persepolis are world famous. A new exhibit sheds light on the eccentric character.

Comedian and actress Gilda Radner

Of Gilda Radner, Ivan Boesky, Boisterous Brisket and 9 Other Facts About Jewish Michigan

Jews first came to the Great Lake State during the Revolutionary War — and never left. The state gave us Gilda Radner, Ivan Boesky and a sammy called ‘Boisterous Brisket.’


'Conversion' Is Key to Early Education

A national coalition hopes to use modern marketing techniques to lure a generation of young families back into communal life, starting in Colorado.


Republicans Claim Benjamin Netanyahu Invitation 'Bipartisan' — Democrats Scoff

When House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done “on behalf of the bipartisan leadership.”


Luscious Lemon Pie for National Pie Day

In honor of National Pie Day, Sari Kamin shares her grandmother’s recipe for lemon pie — perfect for a cold winter weekend.