| Sep 8, 2013
Seven-year-old Cristina Zvunca watched in horror as her mother was crushed beneath the wheels of a Greyhound bus. As her mother lay face down dying in the street, Cristina screamed "Mommy" and collapsed over the body.
The 2002 fatal accident led to what...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Seven-year-old Cristina Zvunca watched in horror as her mother was crushed beneath the wheels of a Greyhound bus. As her mother lay face down dying in the street, Cristina screamed “mommy” and collapsed over the body.
The 2002 fatal accident...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:30 PM
The annual World Ballet Competition returns to Orlando this Monday, June 10, with the different rounds of the contest taking place at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Orlando.
The public can watch the dancers compete — and then see the...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Cousins Mason Bennett and Kenton Durfee are skateboarders on a mission.
Bennett, 23, from North Salt Lake City, and Durfee, 23, from Mesa, Ariz., are nearing the end of a 650-mile skateboarding trip along the California coast to raise money for the...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
CANNES -- Striking fast at Cannes, Film Movement has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Sebastien Betbeder's "2 Autumns, 3 Winters," a film in France's long tradition of contemporary relationship dramas.
Sold by Alpha Violet, and unspooling over two...
| May 24, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"Needle," from U.S. film student Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, has nabbed the top prize at Cannes' Cinefondation, whose jury was presided by New Zealand-born multi-hyphenate Jane Campion.
Ghazvinizadeh, a student at the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago,...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In the 10 years since Hungary introduced its production incentives, it has emerged as the leading country in Central and Eastern Europe in the race to pursue Hollywood blockbusters and upscale TV series.
Boosted by the 20% tax rebate, the local biz has...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Romania's government fell after a no-confidence vote and the leadership of the Czech Republic narrowly survived a similar challenge Friday in the latest challenges to European efforts to heal the Continent's debt crisis with tough spending cuts and higher...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 4:04 PM
If you think life's hard for a pimp, think about the women they're selling.
We've heard of micro-chipping pets so they don't get away. But people?
An investigation by Spanish National Police broke up two Madrid prostitution rings and led to the rescue...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Some local teens from Bonsack Baptist Church in Roanoke are heading to Romania to spread the gospel to the children of Gypsies. 14 teens will spend just over a week in the European nation. Most of the time will be spent in Bucharest, the capital city....
| Apr 6, 2012
| 5:19 AM
Ola Hardy and her attorneys said Thursday that they plan to file a $123 million lawsuit in federal court, focusing on the negligence surrounding the events that led to the death of her son, Chauncey Hardy.
Chauncey Hardy, a Middletown native who played...
| Jun 3, 2012
The Hunger Angel
Herta Müller, translated from the German by Philip Boehm
Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt: 292 pp., $26
Fortunately, the Nobel Prize committee for literature has gotten it right when it's recognized the courageous, sensual...