Da Vinci Code fans, get ready. The Vatican is about to release its official chronicle of the last years of the Crusader knights whose power has inflamed the imagination of conspiracy theorists for centuries
Nestled on the banks of the mighty Guadalquivir river, Seville could claim to be the perfect city destination. Its perfumed streets, ornate churches, plazas and gardens refresh the soul, its colorful festivals are deep-dyed with religion and local tradition, and its white painted houses screech bright against the hot blue sky.
In a cosmic-sized cavern 100 meters beneath the French-Swiss border, scientists from around the globe are making final preparations for the largest experiment the world has ever seen in an attempt to unearth the origins of the Universe.
Online retailer Amazon.com released its "Best of 2004" lists, and it seems that many of you got just what you wanted...but a few others are wondering why your aunt thought you needed the Black & Decker jar opener.
If your hunger for mystical esoterica hasn't been fully slaked by Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" or its 500-page Illumminati-obsessed prequel, "Angels and Demons," David Ovason's new book, "The Secret Symbols of the Dollar Bill" (HarperCollins, $19), may do the trick.