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  • Philip Schultz's 'The Wherewithal' has poetic logic

    Philip Schultz's 'The Wherewithal' has poetic logic
    Philip Schultz's "The Wherewithal" is a book in which time has come undone. Taking place in San Francisco in 1968, it also reaches back to the Holocaust — specifically, the Jedwabne pogrom of July 1941, when Polish civilians killed more than 300...
  • Ex-Guatemalan soldier linked to massacre gets 10-year sentence

    Ex-Guatemalan soldier linked to massacre gets 10-year sentence
    A former Guatemalan special forces officer convicted of failing to disclose on immigration documents his part in a massacre of a village during the country's bloody civil war was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison and will be stripped of his...
  • City reads 'The Sandcastle Girls'

    City reads 'The Sandcastle Girls'
    Novelist Chris Bohjalian knows that he inherited a history of survival. As the descendant of Armenian genocide survivors, The New York Times best-selling author discovered resilience was in his blood, inspiring his epic love story “The...
  • Joshua Oppenheimer on 'The Act of Killing,' reconciliation

    Joshua Oppenheimer on 'The Act of Killing,' reconciliation
    Joshua Oppenheimer's provocative documentary "The Act of Killing" is shocking for all the right reasons. The director took nearly a decade to film the Oscar-nominated story about mass murder that showcases the killers of more than 1 million Indonesians in...
  • Verdugo Views: Photo rouses memories of a poet laureate

    Verdugo Views: Photo rouses memories of a poet laureate
    The young children had just celebrated their first communion and had gathered on the lawn of the Tujunga home of John Steven McGroarty, California’s Poet Laureate, to have their picture taken. McGroarty, an important figure in the history of...
  • German man, 88, charged in 1944 Nazi massacre in France

    German authorities have charged an 88-year-old man from Cologne with hundreds of counts of murder and accessory to murder in a 1944 Nazi massacre that killed more than 600 civilians in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane. The man, identified only as...
  • Armenian leaders in Glendale ask President Obama to display orphan rug

    Armenian leaders in Glendale ask President Obama to display orphan rug
    Local Armenian leaders urged President Obama on the same day of his arrival at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale to recognize the Armenian genocide and the refugee orphans who spent 10 months hand-knotting a tapestry to thank the United States for its...
  • With Obama in Glendale, Armenians press genocide-related issue

    Local Armenian leaders on Tuesday used an appearance by President Obama at the DreamWorks Animation studio to request that the White House allow a Smithsonian display of a rug handmade by refugee orphans of the mass genocide about a century ago. It took...
  • Community: Foundation reaches $10 million in assets

    Officials with the Community Foundation of the Verdugos reported they reached more than $10 million in assets this year when donors, fund holders and key community representatives gathered for the organization’s annual dinner in November at the...
  • Review: 'Sweet Dreams' serves up a remarkable tale of resilience

    Review: 'Sweet Dreams' serves up a remarkable tale of resilience
    Three interlocking stories unfold in the documentary "Sweet Dreams," each one reinforcing the other to telling and finally joyous effect. "Sweet Dreams" is the English translation of the Kinyawanda language phrase "inzozi nziza." That's the name of an...
  • Trivializing peace

    What goes around comes around . . . and around, and around. Last month, the day after I left Santa Rosa, Calif., a 13-year-old boy carrying a toy replica of an AK-47 was shot and killed on the outskirts of that town by a Sonoma County deputy sheriff with...
  • Letter: Armenian rug would stand as a reminder

    The Armenian Genocide was carried out by the “Young Turk” government of the Ottoman Empire in 1915-16. Rougly 1.5 million Armenians were killed, out of a total of 2.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. Most Armenians in America are...