| Jul 27, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Watching Mitt Romney’s blundering performance through Britain led me to suspect that his behavior may be part of a diabolical, calculated strategy to generate outraged headlines and tweets from overseas, because it plays well with xenophobic rubes...
| Apr 27, 2012
Beata Borowik has watched PIX11 since 1998 (when she emigrated from Poland). The Middle Village, Queens resident is a volunteer for the New York Polish Film Festival.
The New York Polish Film Festival was founded seven years ago.The Festival aims to...
| Jan 14, 2013
The Polish have long been one of the largest immigrant groups in Chicago. They worked in the stockyards and steel mills, and helped make Chicago the city it is today. And so when a Chicago Tribune editor heard Polish immigrants had begun to move back to...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 2:59 PM
The first several minutes of "Sushi: The Global Catch" (at the Siskel Film Center through Wednesday) lure you in with a quiet but detailed look at the extensive training required of sushi chefs in Japan.
The seven-year apprenticeship is not for...
| Feb 3, 2012
During a five-decade career, Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska had so rarely appeared in public that a newspaper dubbed her the "Greta Garbo of poetry" after the notoriously private actress.
But in 1996, Poland's most reticent literary icon was forced to...
| Nov 13, 2010
Henryk Gorecki, a Polish composer famous for his Third Symphony, also known as the "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs," died Friday following a serious illness. He was 76.
Gorecki (pronounced Go-RET-ski) died in the cardiology ward at a hospital in his home...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 4:33 PM
WARSAW, Poland -- Polish firefighters dodged treacherous sheets of ice in a risky after-dark rescue of a terrified deer stranded on a floe in the Baltic Sea, a spokesman said Wednesday. The rescue team faced serious hazards navigating among the......
| Dec 17, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles this week hosted a 30th anniversary celebration for Solidarity, the Polish trade union that was instrumental in leading to the collapse of communism in Poland during the 1980s. Speaking at the event was......
| Aug 1, 2010
A Thousand Peaceful Cities
Jerzy Pilch, translated from the Polish by David Frick
Open Letter: 144 pp., $14.95 paper
There's a serious question at the center of Jerzy Pilch's comic novel "A Thousand Peaceful Cities": Is political violence ever...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 7:19 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the e-mail address for Joanna Clay.
Philip Bialowitz made a promise before he escaped the Sobibór death camp in Poland: If he got out, he would share his story with the world.
On Sunday, visitors to the Chabad Jewish...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 2:39 PM
An exhibition on an all-but-forgotten era in Jewish worship, “Wooden Synagogues of Europe,” will open Sept. 13 at the Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The 10 models are 1/40th scale replicas of synagogues built in...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 7:45 AM
A Boeing 767 on a flight for Newark, New Jersey, made a dramatic emergency landing at Warsaw, Poland's Frederic Chopin International airport Tuesday after problems with its landing gear, an airport spokeswoman said.
All the passengers on the flight, from...