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  • The Belgians are coming -- to Opening Ceremony

    The Belgians are coming -- to Opening Ceremony
    It looks like there will be a bumper crop of Belgians at Opening Ceremony for the next year as the boutique has just announced that Belgium will be its country of focus for the next year. As the retailer's regular customers know, Opening Ceremony...
  • New Directors Shows Range of World's Tyro Helmers

    Andrew Dosunmu's "Mother of George," Neto Villalobos' "All About the Feathers" and Jim Taihuttu's "Wolf" are among 16 titles in this year's San Sebastian's Kutxa-New Directors section, one of the Spanish fest's highest-profile sidebars. Handed out to...
  • 'The White Queen' on Starz looks at the Wars of the Roses' women

    NEW YORK — A dashing young English royal falls for a beautiful commoner, and their love becomes a nationwide sensation that forever alters the face of the monarchy. No, their names aren't Will and Kate, but rather King Edward IV and Elizabeth...
  • Dr. Christian de Duve dies at 95; Nobel-winning scientist

    For the first half of the 20th century, the cell was a mysterious, unfathomable entity. Nutrients went in and hormones, wastes and other products came out. But what happened in between was anybody's guess. Light microscopes could reveal the rough...
  • Teutonic shift

    Teutonic shift
    At most German restaurants, I get the claustrophobic feeling that I'm eating inside a cuckoo clock. What I wouldn't do for schnitzel and bratwurst without the beamed ceilings and oompah music. So it is with great delight that I found myself at Bad Ragaz...
  • Jaguar that set land speed record goes on sales block

    Jaguar that set land speed record goes on sales block
    It wasn't the world-record speed Norman Dewis was traveling at in 1953 that gave him pause, or that the Lucite canopy on the custom-built Jaguar XK 120 had no clearance for a helmet, or that his engine was spinning above the safe limit. It was that...
  • Seeking roots in Europe's emigration museums

    When traveling to Europe, I sometimes crank up the voice of my grandmother telling stories of her journey from Norway to Canada. The boat ride was miserable. The only thing she could keep down was beer -- she became a teetotaler the day she saw the Statue...
  • Torture museums in Europe

    You may think that the endless security lines at the airport are torturous -- but they are child's play compared with what heretics and criminals faced in the Middle Ages. Medieval torture was used both to extract confessions and to punish the convicted...
  • Oscars: Will Opening Up Foreign-Language Voting Yield a Fresh Take?

    Oct. 1 is the deadline for Oscar foreign-language submissions, and there are already some benchmarks: Saudi Arabia offered up its first-ever entry, and Pakistan will be part of the race for the first time in 50 years. But the real gamechanger this year...
  • Locarno Unveils High-Profile Lineup

    ROME -- The 66th Locarno Film Festival has unveiled a promisingly diverse lineup, comprising a greater number of established international auteurs, along with newcomers, and also crowdpleasers such as Richard Curtis-helmed time-travel romcom "About Time,"...
  • Durban Showcases African Film Renewal

    Opening on July 18, the Durban Intl. Film Festival now ranks as one of the longest running, biggest and fastest growing of major African film events and a burgeoning platform for business in South Africa and beyond. And if Durban's 34th edition says...
  • Reporter ventures into little Flemish town that birthed so much of Mishawaka

    Reporter ventures into little Flemish town that birthed so much of Mishawaka
    Francis De Vleeschouwer fetches a tarnished trophy from 1931 and brings it to the dinner table where the effusive vase of roses and Old World art remind me that we are in a home in the Belgian city of Aalter. The trophy -- his father'sĀ prizeĀ from a...