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  • Chan Lowe: Romney's London gaffes

    Chan Lowe: Romney's London gaffes
    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...
  • Friday Forecaster: Beata Borowik of The NY Polish Film Festival

    Friday Forecaster: Beata Borowik of The NY Polish Film Festival
    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...
  • Following immigrants back to Poland

    Following immigrants back to Poland
    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...
  • According to doc, sushi's a victim of its own appeal

    According to doc, sushi's a victim of its own appeal
    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...
  • Wislawa Szymborska dies at 88; Nobel-winning Polish poet

    Wislawa Szymborska dies at 88; Nobel-winning Polish poet
    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...
  • Henryk Gorecki dies at 76; composer of 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'

    Henryk Gorecki dies at 76; composer of 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'
    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...
  • Firefighters rescue deer stranded on Baltic Sea ice floe

     
    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......
  • Museum of Tolerance hosts Lech Walesa at Solidarity anniversary celebration

     
    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......
  • Book Review: Coming of age as all else unravels in 'A Thousand Peaceful Cities'

    Book Review: Coming of age as all else unravels in  'A Thousand Peaceful Cities'
    A Thousand Peaceful Cities A Novel 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...
  • Death camp survivor to speak at Jewish center

    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...
  • Exhibition on Europe's wooden synagogues planned for Jewish Museum

    Exhibition on Europe's wooden synagogues planned for Jewish Museum
    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...
  • New Jersey flight carrying 230 makes dramatic emergency belly landing

    New Jersey flight carrying 230 makes dramatic emergency belly landing
    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...