| Feb 15, 2012
There are only two possible explanations for that photo.
One is intentional malice. That is the explanation favored by Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. That picture, he told The Associated Press, is "beyond the pale."
| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:43 PM
The saddest fact about "Bury the Dead," Irwin Shaw's anti-war play on stage in a thought-provoking production at Theatre UCF, is how relevant it still is.
Shaw wrote his fantastical musing on the waste of life caused by war in 1936, when World War I...
| Jan 26, 2012
Political junkies like me have never seen anything like it: Running 20 points behind, just a week before the South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich catapulted to the top of the pile and ended up defeating Mitt Romney by 12 points. It's almost enough to...
| Jan 22, 2012
Everyone seems to have an opinion about what makes a good leader. But when it comes to selecting one, one’s presumed wisdom can often get in the way.
Finding a leader who thinks more of others than self, makes good decisions and prevails in a...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 2:09 AM
Here’s a bit more about “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.”
We left off last week where Baron Georg von Trapp had decided to decline the invitation of the Nazis to command a German submarine.
At about the same time his son,...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 12:30 PM
BERLIN (AP) — A state government in Germany is looking at legal measures to prevent a British publisher’s plans to reproduce excerpts from Adolf Hitler’s infamous memoir “Mein Kampf” in Germany.
The Finance Ministry of the...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:47 AM
PARIS -- France's far right-leaning National Front party is threatening to sue after singer Madonna showed a video of party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika superimposed on her forehead during a concert in Paris.
"The images that were projected...
| Apr 22, 2012
This month the world marked the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic. As tragic as the loss of the most famous cruise in history was, however, there was another cruise liner whose story was even more horrific.
The Cap Arcona, named for a cape in...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:40 PM
U.S. officials this week turned over a nearly 500-year-old Italian painting that had been stolen during World War II to the descendants of its Jewish owner. The painting, titled "Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged By A Rascal," was created by Italian...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 10:56 AM
Tony Award-winner Jim Dale will bring his new one man show with music to Long Wharf Theatre's Stage II this June.
“Just Jim Dale,” directed by Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby Jr., will run June 14-17 and June 21-24 on Tickets are $30. (The...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 5:58 AM
Adolf Hitler's malevolent manifesto, "Mein Kampf," will be published in Germanyagain in 2015, 70 years after it last appeared there in print.
After World War II, publication of "Mein Kampf" ceased. The German state of Bavaria, which owns the copyright,...
| May 17, 2012
| 9:55 PM
The newly elected French Socialist president, Francois Hollande, is warning Germany that Mediterranean ideas of "growth," not Germanic "austerity," should be the new European creed. No surprise there -- reckless debtors often blame their own past...