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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • Critic's Notebook: Essays tiptoe up to grab us unawares

    Critic's Notebook: Essays tiptoe up to grab us unawares
    Essays sneak up on us. They are — or often feel — accidental: the record of a writer wrestling with an idea, an observation, a slice of experience, of a writer figuring it out. They have a conditional quality, as if they could go in any...
  • Book review: 'When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone' by Gal Beckerman

    Book review: 'When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone' by Gal Beckerman
    When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry Gal Beckerman Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 598 pp., $30 If you think the Cold War is dead as the backdrop for any decent espionage story, you haven't read "When They Come for...
  • Book review: 'Vietnamerica' by GB Tran

    Book review: 'Vietnamerica' by GB Tran
    Vietnamerica A Family's Journey GB Tran Villard: 179 pp., $30 Where does memory end and myth begin? GB Tran's graphic novel "Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey" occupies the messy middle ground of that question. Born in 1976 in South Carolina, Tran was...
  • Movie review: "Le Nom des Gens" ("The Names of Love")

    Movie review: "Le Nom des Gens" ("The Names of Love")
    Director Michel Leclerc and his co-writer Baya Kasmi illuminate the ethnic, racial and religious issues that have beset France from World War II to the present -- through, surprisingly, the unfolding of a classic romantic comedy plot. "Le Nom des Gens"...
  • Author Lois Lowry connects the pieces

    Author Lois Lowry connects the pieces
    In 1993, Lois Lowry published "The Giver," a young adult novel about a dystopian culture in which conformity is the standard and Sameness is a social goal. By then, Lowry was already a well-known writer for young readers: Her first book, "A Summer to Die,...
  • A Conversation: Olympia Dukakis and Charlayne Woodard

    A Conversation: Olympia Dukakis and Charlayne Woodard
    In her solo show "The Night Watcher," Charlayne Woodard talks for nearly two hours, sharing stories about her heartfelt relationships with other people's children. In "Vigil," Morris Panych's 1995 dark comedy, Olympia Dukakis utters but 12 lines during...
  • Not Just for Kids: 'Between Shades of Gray' by Ruta Sepetys

    Not Just for Kids: 'Between Shades of Gray' by Ruta Sepetys
    Between Shades of Gray A Novel Ruta Sepetys Philomel: 344 pp., $17.99, ages 12 and up In young adult books about World War II, the Holocaust dominates. But there are lesser-known atrocities that also took place, including during the Soviet...
  • Weekend reviews — ‘Idiot Brother’ and ‘Afraid of the Dark’ set up an indifferent end to August

     
    Last weekend was the last semi-official gasp of summer, the last weekend Hollywood rolled out movies that they expected to doing business. And since “Fright Night” and “Conan” bombed, we see the foolishness in that strategy. This...
  • Playwrights’ Round Table selects plays for Goring Fest

     
    The Playwrights' Round Table has announced the plays  for this year's J0hn Goring Memorial One-Act Festival. The plays selected are Stephen Miller's “Forgiveness” and David Strauss' stage adaptation of science-fiction writer and Hugo nominee...
  • Councilwoman apologizes for comparing Jewish property owner to Hitler

     
    Hitler comparison: Santa Ana city councilwoman apologizes for comments she made at a meeting a day in which she compared a downtown property owner to Hitler....
  • Movie Projector: 'Apollo 18' could float to No. 1 over slow holiday

     
    Labor Day weekend is traditionally slow for the movie business. As a result, three new films -- "The Debt," "Apollo 18" and "Shark Night 3D" -- are only expected to take in a modest number of ticket sales at the box office....
  • Monster Mash: Tenor Salvatore Licitra dies of accident injuries

     
    Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra, 43, died Sunday after sustaining injuries in a cycle accident. The executive architect for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial says there are no plans to change a controversial inscription on the memorial's statue....