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  • Five books about World War I

    Five books about World War I
    The Great War, as it was called for a time, broke out in 1914, but the United States didn't declare war until April 6, 1917. With 4,734,991 fresh Americans in the fight, the end came quickly, but at a cost of 116,516 American lives. Just one year, seven...
  • Theater review: 'Freud's Last Session' from Mad Cow Theatre

    Theater review: 'Freud's Last Session' from Mad Cow Theatre
    It's no surprise that a play about two of the world's great thinkers would be thought-provoking. But it might be a surprise that the Mad Cow Theatre's production of "Freud's Last Session" is so entertaining, as well. Credit that to Mark St. Germain's...
  • Cheeky choices

    Cheeky choices
    Our wine expert gets cheeky and selects six of the best types of wines from what the wine world calls the Old World. To make a stab at the impossible is also to be a bit cheeky, right? Let's do both. This week, I'm going to pick the one best type of...
  • Austrian town wants less cowbell, more sleep

    Austrian town wants less cowbell, more sleep
    The sleepy little town of Stallhofen, Austria has got a good reason why they're not getting enough rest. They hear the constantly clanging cowbells coming from a local farm. The noise from the bells is so much that the townsfolk have complained to their...
  • World War II flier: 'We figured we'd be safer with the Russians'

    World War II flier: 'We figured we'd be safer with the Russians'
    First of two parts Donald E. Miller graduated from Emmaus High School in 1940 and worked at a knitting mill until he was drafted. A flight engineer in the Army Air Forces, he trained with a B-17 crew that went to England in the summer of 1944 and flew...
  • My 15 Minutes with John Malkovich

    My 15 Minutes with John Malkovich
      In the 1999 Spike Jonze-Charlie Kaufman film "Being John Malkovich," people paid $200 to spend 15 minutes to enter a portal into the actor's mind. On Tuesday, I was given 15 minutes with the 57-year-old actor, not nearly enough time to get inside...
  • Low-level radiation in Europe still a mystery: IAEA

    Low-level radiation in Europe still a mystery: IAEA
    VIENNA (Reuters) - The source of low levels of radioactive iodine-131 detected in several European countries over the past few weeks is still unclear, the U.N. nuclear agency said on Wednesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) first...
  • Cruising the Danube through Hungary, Germany and Austria

    Cruising the Danube through Hungary, Germany and Austria
    BUDAPEST, Hungary — There's an easier way to see Europe than being crammed on a tourist bus or hustling hostels at the end of the day. A river cruise is one of the most relaxing and picturesque ways to view the wonders the continent, up close and...
  • Online Dish: Hands on Learning! World's First Sex School Opens

    Online Dish: Hands on Learning! World's First Sex School Opens
    Talk about a "hands on" learning experience! The world's first sex school has opened in Austria. Its mission is to school students on how to be better lovers. Swedish-born "headmistress" Ylva-Maria Thompson tells the Huffington Post, "anyone over the age...
  • 'Sound of Music' gaining on native son Mozart in Salzburg

    'Sound of Music' gaining on native son Mozart in Salzburg
    SALZBURG, Austria — I'm on a bus with 57 other tourists singing "I Am Sixteen Going on Seventeen." It's fun. Really fun. Well, it's sort of fun. After three hours, I feel like jumping out the window. "I can't hear you," the tour guide coaxes the...
  • Man found guilty in rapes, sexual assaults

    A fugitive who fled to Austria after raping and sexually assaulting women he met in Costa Mesa and Laguna Beach was convicted Thursday, prosecutors said. A man was been convicted Thursday of raping and sexually assaulting who raped and sexually assaulted...
  • List of Mandatory Days Off Work, By Country

    List of Mandatory Days Off Work, By Country
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Panama || 40 || || Russia || 40 || || Iceland || 37 || || Spain || 36 || || Luxembourg || 35 || || Nambia || 35 || || Denmark || 34 || || Poland || 33 || || Slovenia || 33 || || South Africa || 33 || || Belgium || 32 ||...