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  • Finding shards of light 'In Darkness'

    Finding shards of light 'In Darkness'
    Agnieszka Holland's Holocaust movies, like "Angry Harvest" and "Europa Europa," are a world away from concentration camp tear-jerkers like Robert Benigni's Oscar-winning smash "Life Is Beautiful." Holland's films are uninhibited and sexual, gutsy and...
  • Interview: The National on 'High Violet,' Wye Oak and how Obama's done so far

    Interview: The National on 'High Violet,' Wye Oak and how Obama's done so far
    The most distinctive piece of the National, an indie-rock quintet from Brooklyn, N.Y.-via-Cincinnati, is lead singer Matt Berninger's slurred baritone. It's a smooth, low purr that, when combined with the band's circular guitars and Bryan Devendorf's...
  • Making a connection between heart and home

    Making a connection between heart and home
    From the bucolic setting of her country home in Monkton to the gentle hum of the palm leaf paddles on the ceiling fans in her covered porch, Kim Eastburn's philosophy of decorating is apparent. "The focus of my design practice ... is to elevate...
  • Wien 'surprises' include stock rally, unemployment drop, hacker attack

    Byron Wien has been publishing a New Year's list of possible economic and political "surprises" for years, often with impressive results. The idea is to identify events that are likely to happen but that the market believes have a low probability of...
  • Obama's choice: Higher gas prices, weaker economy

    Obama's choice: Higher gas prices, weaker economy
    Campaigning for office, President Barack Obama promised to do something about high gas prices, but now he is denying he can do much about what Americans pay to drive. He is too modest. In September 2008, Steven Chu said to The Wall Street Journal:...
  • Europe switches to Standard Time today

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:This is the last Sunday in October, and time for folks in Europe to turn their clocks back an hour to European Standard Time. That will reduce the time difference between Baltimore and Paris to just five......
  • Austerity measures squeeze Greece too hard

    Austerity measures squeeze Greece too hard
    The Greek parliament approved a $113 billion austerity package that had been demanded by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund as a condition for receiving a $17 billion installment of the $160 billion "bailout" package negotiated last...
  • U2 tax compliance: the view from Ireland

    U2 appear unable to grasp the core of the issue regarding their tax status in Ireland ("The Edge: U2, Bono have not evaded taxes," July 13) . Nobody on this island doubts that they are fully in compliance with Irish or European law, or that they have...
  • Finding inspiration in the conservatory

    Finding inspiration in the conservatory
    If you've been to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, you've probably seen the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory — that big glass building with a curvilinear roof and cupola. So has Alan Stein. Stein, the director of architecture, founder and...
  • Gates is right call out European allies on NATO

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates was right to call out our European allies for their lack of commitment to NATO and their over dependence on the defense forces of the USA ("Gates hits NATO allies hard," June 11). Anyone who has traveled to Western Europe...
  • Immigration: an American success story

    The nation recently received two contradictory signals about the importance of immigration reform. President Barack Obama stood near the Mexican border in El Paso last month and called (again) for immigration reform. The next week, Gallup released a...
  • Out of the ballpark

    Out of the ballpark
    Jeremy Guthrie spends the baseball season in Maryland and the off-season in Utah, but in between, the 31-year-old Orioles starting pitcher is a citizen of the world. More than a decade ago, Guthrie went on a Mormon mission to Spain, staying nearly two...