Gorgeous Images Of Central Europe Reveal A Region Teeming In History

Located directly in the heart of Europe, the countries of Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Austria have been embroiled in some of the most pivotal moments in history. From the advent of Slavic Catholicism and the rise of the Hapsburg Empire to the start of the Great War and the fall of communism, these photos show… » 9/01/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Mutant Spore Library in Czech Republic May Never Get Built

Earlier this year, architect Jan Kaplicky won a contest for this design of the planned Czech National Library. Though observers say he won fair and square, controversy over the purple, ten-story, octopus-shaped building continues to rage. President Vaclav Klaus has rejected the design, and so the Czech Republic may… » 11/20/07 4:04pm 11/20/07 4:04pm