| Nov 10, 2013
Samuel Goetz was 14 when the Nazis rounded up Jews in his hometown of Tarnow, Poland, and killed thousands of them — his parents included — in the gas chambers at Belzec in southeast Poland.
A few months later, he too was forced out of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:55 AM
To show you how prominently the NSA surveillance story is being played in Europe, here is the politics page from this morning's Tiroler Tageszeitung, which is the daily paper in Innsbruck, Austria. It's entirely devoted to the topic.
Readers of this...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Ted Ligety finished last ski season by winning six of eight races and repeating as world champion in the giant slalom.
On Sunday, he began a new season in fitting style.
The American racer won the GS in Soelden, Austria, by 0.79 seconds over Alexis...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Jennifer Solberg had a good reason to reschedule our morning photo shoot at Rhine Hall, the West Town distillery she owns with her father, Charlie.
She had to make an emergency trip to Michigan to pick up 7,300 pounds of Gala, McIntosh and Cortland...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:28 AM
It was only a few weeks ago Lindsey Vonn told reporters at a U.S. Olympic Committee news conference that she hoped to resume competitive skiing this month.
Now, it seems her rehabilitation from knee surgery will keep her off the World Cup circuit...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Although it was designed in Vienna, Team Austria's entry for the 2013 Solar Decathlon seems better suited to the event's sun-washed setting in Southern California. Wall-to-wall sliding glass pocket doors open up most of the home to the outdoors, including...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Austrian students from the Vienna University of Technology edged out the University of Nevada Las Vegas and 17 other collegiate teams Saturday in Irvine to win the 2013 Solar Decathlon, the closest finish to the sustainable house design competition...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Past the neatly coordinated neighborhoods, the master-planned homes and immaculate lawns, on an old military runway in Irvine, a community that imagines life on a smaller scale has taken root.
There, hundreds of college students from across the U.S.,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:11 PM
The Czech Republic entry in the 2013 Solar Decathlon won the architecture portion of the 19-team university competition Friday, but as the event sped toward its conclusion Sunday at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, a team of students from Austria...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Saudi Arabia and Moldova have their first entry; Pakistan is repped for the first time in 50 years; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country; and there are a record 76 films in the Academy's official roster of foreign-language...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:30 PM
From India, surprising news: Ritesh Batra's acclaimed Cannes debut "The Lunchbox" will not be India's submission for the best foreign-language film award at the Oscars. The news from Japan was no less startling: Hirokazu Kore-eda's equally acclaimed "Like...