| Apr 22, 2012
It's been a long six years to finally arrive at Happily Ever After.
Along the way there were missed connections and travails that spanned continents.
And that's just the early chapter of the love story of Chicago graduate students Ditte Munch-Hansen,...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:49 AM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Twenty years after his troops began brutally ethnically cleansing Bosnian towns and villages of non-Serbs, Gen. Ratko Mladic went on trial Wednesday at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal accused of 11 counts of genocide,...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:40 AM
VISOKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- When Amra Babic walks down the streets of the central Bosnian town of Visoko wearing her Muslim headscarf, men sitting in outdoor cafes instantly rise from their chairs, fix their clothes and put out their cigarettes.
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:09 AM
Film Forward, a cultural dialogue initiative featuring free documentary and narrative films, will return to the Imperial Valley and Mexicali Valley, Sundance Institute announced Thursday.
This announcement comes some six months after Film Forward was...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:05 PM
Sorry, America, but you’re cultural devolution is complete.
Look no further than retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark, who has regressed from four-star pimp to two-bit prostitute in his new career as “credibility lender” and adviser...
| May 24, 2012
| 3:46 PM
When Green Cube Gallery owner Sejla Holland reached out to Bosnian artist Harun Mehmedinovic for "Bosnian Born," he remarked that he hadn't seen such an exhibit done before.
And when Mehmedinovic, 29, looked over the exhibiting artists lineup, curious if...
| May 28, 2012
Members of Chicago's Syrian-American community gathered Sunday under a sweltering sun, calling for President Barack Obama to lead the ouster of the Middle Eastern country's ruler, President Bashar Assad.
In Syria, more than 100 people, including women...
| May 29, 2012
| 7:59 AM
For a minute there, I was wondering if there would be any fighting among the cast members of VH1’s upcoming reality show, “Mob Wives Chicago.” There were no signs of tension when I spent an afternoon observing the five women in March and...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 3:46 PM
There is no "big idea" easier to pay homage to in principle, or harder to make work in practice, than the peacekeeping role of the United Nations. This is painfully clear in a new memoir by Kofi Annan, its former secretary-general.
The latest failure...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The continuing massacres in Syria -- summary executions of women and children, the total destruction of entire towns -- present a horrid picture far more disturbing than we saw in Bosnia during the 1990s, before NATO intervened.
With cell-phone cameras,...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:35 AM
Several days after Angelina Jolie was sued by an author claiming she illegally took his idea for her film about the Balkan war, Jolie responded Tuesday that she's never even read the man's book....
| Dec 22, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Angelina Jolie, who directed Bosnian film in the Land of Blood and Honey, addresses whether she'd direct again...