| Apr 22, 2008
| 3:05 PM
April 23, 2008
Like its author -- or, more precisely, because of him -- historian and commentator Tony Judt's new book is by turns fascinating, edifying and frustrating.
As a university professor at New York University and head of that school's...
| Jun 20, 2008
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a pair of rules changes aimed at diversifying the best song Oscar field and preventing embarrassment in the foreign film category.
For next year's 81st Academy Awards, the Original Song...
| Dec 19, 2007
THIS year's Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," chronicles a bleak day in the life of a pregnant college student who enlists her roommate to arrange an illegal abortion. Writer-director Cristian Mungiu's drama...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 8:54 AM
Twenty-three people died of the heat on this date, but the death that drew the most attention was that of a 31-year-old Indiana man who, on his birthday a month earlier, had been declared Public Enemy No. 1 by the FBI.
At the time of his death, handsome,...
| Jan 20, 2008
It has been 10 years since the great Francis Ford Coppola made a movie, 10 years since we've read stories about him battling the elements, the studios, the banks, his actors and himself as he finished another project, almost always against long odds....
| Jan 23, 2008
IT may not be fashionable to admit it, but I'm an Oscar junkie. I'd get up for the 5:30 a.m. announcements every year even if I didn't have to. I don't always agree with what I hear, but because of the history and prestige of the organization, I respect...
| Mar 29, 2009
Tzara & Lenin Play Chess
Princeton University Press: 238 pp., $16.95 paper
The job is gone, the 401(k) is gutted, college tuition is due, and "Grey's Anatomy" is a shadow of its former self. Can't decide...
| Aug 20, 2009
| 9:49 AM
Pogopalooza - Cabaret - Taste of Romania - The Wizard of Oz
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| Aug 2, 2009
Hometown: St. Augustine
Undergraduate degree: B.S., biology, University of North Florida
Background: Born in the small town of Vatra Dornei, Romania. Previously attended medical program at Iuliu Hatieganu University in...
| Oct 1, 2009
Maria Gulovich Liu, who as a young schoolteacher in Slovakia during World War II joined the underground resistance as a courier and later helped a small group of American and British intelligence agents evade the German Army as they fled through the...
| Oct 2, 2009
Gen. Nicolae Plesita, a die-hard communist and ruthless chief of the Securitate secret police who arranged shelter in Romania for terrorist Carlos the Jackal and was tried for the bombing of Radio Free Europe, has died.
He was 80.
Plesita died Monday in...
| Nov 8, 2009
We make fun of Nostradamus and numerologists, but give editors an anniversary and the floodgates open. We're anniversary-ologists, as USA Today might say. Unfortunately, trying to take the pulse of what happened in Eastern Europe in 1989 is more complex...