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  • Offspring of Ohlone converts put Indians in picture at Mission Dolores

    On different days more than 200 years ago, an Ohlone man and woman named Poylemja and Jocbocme stepped up to be baptized Faustino and Obulinda by the Spanish friars at the Mission Dolores in San Francisco. The move put them between two cultures at a...
  • Hunted 60 years ago, Sonia is running again

    Hunted 60 years ago, Sonia is running again
    On the frigid evening of Feb. 15, 2001, a silver-haired woman who stood less than 5 feet tall packed some skirts, blouses and underwear into two brown shopping bags. She put on her gray winter coat, locked the door to her Skokie home and fled. After she...
  • Convictions in the Killing Fields of Cambodia

    Convictions in the Killing Fields of Cambodia
    Sokha Ten Meyer was 23, married to a Cambodian army officer and the mother of two children in 1975 when Phnom Penh, her country's capital, fell to the Khmer Rouge. The city's entire population was forcibly evacuated. This was the first step in a...
  • Venice Film Review: 'The Cut'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There have been a paltry few movies about the 1915 Armenian genocide, which has only increased expectations around Fatih Akin's already buzzy "The Cut." Budgeted at $21 million, this historical epic-cum-Western about a father...
  • Venice Film Review: 'The Look of Silence'

    So singular a high-wire achievement is "The Act of Killing," Joshua Oppenheimer's blistering 2012 documentary about the Indonesian communist purge of the 1960s, that following it up so shortly with a second film on the subject might seem complacent on...
  • Obama's weak case for strong action

    Obama's weak case for strong action
    Baghdad called President Barack Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister. They did. He responded. With the support of U.S....
  • Hollywood Stars, Executives Sign Petition in Support of Israel

    The pro-Israel activist group Creative Community for Peace has released a list with the names of nearly 200 Hollywood elite, including Seth Rogen, Amy Pascal, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Aaron Sorkin, who signed a statement criticizing Hamas. The prominent...
  • 73 killed at Sunni mosque; Shiite militiamen blamed for attack

    DIYALA, Iraq Gunmen allegedly associated with a pro-government Shiite militia slaughtered more than 70 worshippers at a Sunni mosque in Diyala province Friday, heightening Iraq's sectarian divide in a volatile part of the country where government forces...
  • Why ISIS is good for the world

    ISIS has conquered large swaths of Iraq and Syria conducting mass executions, affixing severed heads to poles, cutting in half Christian babies and gouging out their eyes. An Australian turned ISIS jihadist traveled to Syria and posted his son holding a...
  • A slaughter, then oblivion, mark France's deadliest day in World War One

    ROSSIGNOL Belgium (Reuters) - The bloodiest day for the French Army in World War One - indeed in its entire history - draws no national tributes, no eulogies by dignitaries, few wreaths laid in respect. The storied campaigns at the Marne and Verdun...
  • VENICE: Genocide Documentary 'Look of Silence' Gets U.S. Distribution

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Drafthouse Films and Participant Media have acquired U.S. rights to Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary "The Look of Silence" prior to its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film is a companion piece to Oppenheimer'...
  • Letter: Sparrows of Armenia want to fly free

    Denying the Armenian Genocide nurtures injustice to spread like a wildfire that engulfs the world in lies. The just eye seeks its journey among historical ruins and bloodshed of martyrs to unravel the truth. How distressed will the world become when...