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  • Iraq should be split up [Letter]

    Iraq should be split up [Letter]
    The situation in Iraq is most analogous to that of Yugoslavia. Both countries were cobbled out of fallen empires after World War I, Iraq from the Ottoman Empire and Yugoslavia from the Austria-Hungarian Empire. Long standing ethnic, cultural and religious...
  • Karlovy Vary Festival Brings Best of the East to the West

    This year, the top prizes in Cannes sent a clear message to the international cinema community: From Palme d'Or winner "Winter Sleep" (Turkey) to Un Certain Regard favorite "White God" (Hungary) and "The Tribe" (Ukraine), above, the juries' top picks...
  • CANNES: Wild Bunch Pre-Sells Abel Ferrara's 'Welcome To New York' Ahead Of Cannes' Screening

    PARS- Wild Bunch is set to host a special screening of Abel Ferrara's highly anticipated "Welcome To New York" starring Gerard Depardieu as a political figure reminiscent of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, outside of the official selection. Paris-based...
  • 'The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever' Set for Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

    New Line is going on "The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever," buying the movie rights to Clare Benson's tale of a three-week date. "Jeff and I traveled to eight countries in 21 days without changing clothes," Benson wrote in her article for Salon.com. "It...
  • Travel risks, warnings and odd news from around the world

    The U.S. State Department continues to warn travelers to defer all non-essential visits to Pakistan and strongly warns travelers about venturing to the Gaza Strip. A short-term alert has also been issued to Americans attending the Olympic Games in Russia....
  • Rich tastes of Balkans

    Rich tastes of Balkans
    If you think the plant louse phylloxera or the "great experiment" of Prohibition were hiccups in your country's winemaking life, consider instead Communist rule, ethnic cleansing and carpet-bombing. Many of the Balkan countries, winemakers for upward of...
  • How big an Army do we need?

    Almost every time this country finishes a major war, we cut the Army appropriately — and then we cut too much. After World War II, we demobilized massively, but then went too far. The result in 1950 was Task Force Smith, the first U.S. Army ground...
  • Amid scenes of Sochi, celebrating six recipes for borscht

    Amid scenes of Sochi, celebrating six recipes for borscht
    Whether it’s in celebration of the Winter Olympics in Sochi or simply because it seems like a good idea on a cool evening, doesn’t a nice bowl of borscht sound good right now? It’s a good thing there are so many of them. Though the...
  • The outdated business model of Diversity Inc.

    Diversity has become corporatized on American campuses, with scores of bureaucrats and administrators accentuating different pedigrees and ancestries. That's odd, because diversity does not mean any more "variety" or "points of difference," at least as it...
  • Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art

    When the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats prayed for some kind of connection to permanence and immortality, his thoughts turned to Byzantine art as the most perfect emblem of the profound, eternal state of creative grace he was after. He wrote,...
  • Letters: A different kind of Cold War

    Re "Not your father's Cold War," March 18 I agree with Jonah Goldberg that the West and talking heads are mistaken in their reactions to what's happening in Ukraine. For one, it is much more complex than any of us can see. Also, Russian President...