| Jul 31, 2012
| 6:22 PM
In recent news presidential candidate Mitt Romney's international trip overseas to schmooze foreign leaders worldwide has clearly not been going say well, with allegations of racism towards Palestinians, or insinuating that London might be unprepared...
| Jun 30, 2008
| 1:21 PM
During the war years in the Balkans, on those chilly nights when you counted your blessings if you had a portable generator that provided enough light to read by, Alan Furst's spy novels offered pleasant diversion for many a foreign correspondent.
| May 16, 2010
Reporting from the Northern Neck of Virginia
My father's family landed in 1942 Los Angeles as if by immaculate conception, unburdened by any past.
Growing up, I knew all about how my mother's grandparents came to California from southern France and...
| Mar 1, 2009
My Two Polish
And Other Essays on the
Scribner: 228 pp., $25
Overrun by exhibitionists, the memoir has turned spuriously confessional. Yet if there's one life story that could stand a bit more self-...
| Feb 22, 2009
Who Will Write Our
Rediscovering a Hidden Archive From the Warsaw Ghetto
Samuel D. Kassow
Vintage: 524 pp., $16.95 paper
Emanuel Ringelblum was an inveterate optimist who, in 1930s Warsaw, believed that Polish Jewry had a future. Neither...
| Oct 3, 2009
Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the ill-fated 1943 Warsaw ghetto revolt against the Nazis, died Friday in Warsaw. He was 90.
Edelman died of old age at the family home of his friend Paula Sawicka, where he had lived for the last two years....
| Jul 21, 2009
Leszek Kolakowski, an exiled Polish philosopher who turned against his Marxist beliefs and became an intellectual leader of Poland's democracy movement, died Friday at a hospital in Oxford, England. He was 81.
The cause was "a sudden, short disease,"...
| Jan 20, 2008
PARK CITY, Utah -- So far, the buyer's market at Sundance has proved to be as frigid as the temperatures in Park City. There's been some buzz here and there but no direct heat surrounding any one film.
All that changed when a documentary called "American...
| May 24, 2009
The Winter Vault
Alfred A. Knopf: 342 pp., $25
We regularly hear that progress entails loss. We come across it ourselves every time smog blurs the skyline or the computers we don't really command crash -- something typewriters...
| Aug 21, 2008
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signed a missile defense deal with Poland on Wednesday and predicted that future presidents would not undo the controversial program.
Speaking to reporters, Rice said that though legally the pact could be voided by a...
| Apr 26, 2007
Astrophysicist Bohdan Paczynski, who was the first to suggest that gamma-ray bursters lie outside the Milky Way and who revolutionized astronomy by using gravitational lensing as a tool to search for dark matter and new planets, died April 19 in his...