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By Michael Roddy, Reuters BEKESCSABA, Hungary — The annual Bekescsaba Sausage Festival is the place to taste and find out secrets of Hungary's spicy kolbasz sausages, but strict vegetarians and anyone who sticks to the rule that it's best not to...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIn 1944, a 14-year-old boy, future novelist Imre Kertész, was rounded up while on an excursion in the countryside near Budapest and sent to Auschwitz. And then to Buchenwald. Surviving the camps and returning to Budapest, he was asked, simply, by his...
SEPT. 19, 1928-JUNE 5, 2011 Marcy Maria Repka, 82, of 283 Sunbrook Lane in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011, at her home. Born Sept. 19, 1928, in Szekszard, Hungary, she was the daughter of the late Mihaly Racs and the late Erzsebet...
Culture MonsterHungarian 'Bank Ban' production canceled at LA Opera...
The Fabulous ForumOLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: Johnny "Tarzan" Weissmuller took on a fake identity so he could represent the United States in the 1924 Olympics. Followers of U.S. politics surely know of the controversy that surrounded President Barack Obama and his birth...
Company TownOn the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, a 75-acre former communist-era studio will soon draw a contingent of Hollywood heavies including Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Convert A Tale of Exile and Extremism Deborah Baker Graywolf Press: 246 pp., $23 Deborah Baker, researcher, biographer, author of books on the poet Laura Riding and on the Beats, briefly describes how she chooses her subjects and how she writes...
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Talking PicturesRunning Oct 7-21 at the AMC River East 21 and environs, the 46th Chicago International Film Festival presented by the nonprofit Cinema/Chicago has announced its first 20 titles, including the winner of this year's Cannes Film Festival's top prize, the.......
Tokaji is the luscious sweet wine made from the Furmint grape from Hungary's fabled vineyards. Sweet is the way it's been for centuries — until the late 20th century, when the first dry Furmints were made. This is the second vintage of Furmint...
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Father Ladislas K. Parker, a Catholic priest whose harrowing escape from communist Hungary in 1950 led him to Orange County and the founding of St. Michael’s Abbey, died Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was 94. Parker was among seven Norbertine...
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I used to know a guy who would drive up to Santa Barbara just for the afternoon to visit with an old man he respected. I couldn't believe it. In my mind's eye, the Central Coast city seemed much farther than a couple of hours away. Yet it's really not...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budapest's mayor says Elvis Presley will be declared a posthumous honorary citizen of Hungary's capital and a city landmark will be named after him. Mayor Istvan Tarlos said Wednesday that Elvis will be commemorated...
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