Showman: William Bourke Cockran  addresses a rally in  San Francisco. Photograph: FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty

On the corner of Fifth Avenue and 58th Street in Manhattan, roughly where Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue retail store is located today, once stood the (...)

A dog tag ID wedged into the Veterans Memorial in Washington. Now Columbia journalism graduates are to get their own wall. Photograph:  Reuters

Believe it or not, as old Ripley was wont to say, my name is about to be immortalised in stone, and I’m not even dead. A quick perusal of my ot(...)