| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:22 PM
There are always contradictions within campaigns. One of the accusations leveled by Republicans against Barack Obama is that he is too “European,” and that he embraces a “European socialist vision” for America. He’s even...
| Feb 3, 2012
During a five-decade career, Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska had so rarely appeared in public that a newspaper dubbed her the "Greta Garbo of poetry" after the notoriously private actress.
But in 1996, Poland's most reticent literary icon was forced to...
| Feb 16, 2012
"In Darkness" is a pitiless glimpse into the inferno, into hell not only on earth but below it. Based on a true story, it visits the sewers of the Polish city of Lvov during World War II, a place where a group of Jews lived for more than a year under...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Watching Mitt Romney’s blundering performance through Britain led me to suspect that his behavior may be part of a diabolical, calculated strategy to generate outraged headlines and tweets from overseas, because it plays well with xenophobic rubes...
| Apr 27, 2012
Beata Borowik has watched PIX11 since 1998 (when she emigrated from Poland). The Middle Village, Queens resident is a volunteer for the New York Polish Film Festival.
The New York Polish Film Festival was founded seven years ago.The Festival aims to...
| Nov 26, 2012
Democracy is a theory yet to be disproved
To the editor:
Watching the election returns on television reminded me why I migrated to this country a few years ago. I am proud to be an American. We are a country that is so big, so great, so diverse and...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 2:59 PM
The first several minutes of "Sushi: The Global Catch" (at the Siskel Film Center through Wednesday) lure you in with a quiet but detailed look at the extensive training required of sushi chefs in Japan.
The seven-year apprenticeship is not for...
| Dec 17, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles this week hosted a 30th anniversary celebration for Solidarity, the Polish trade union that was instrumental in leading to the collapse of communism in Poland during the 1980s. Speaking at the event was......
| Jan 5, 2011
| 4:33 PM
WARSAW, Poland -- Polish firefighters dodged treacherous sheets of ice in a risky after-dark rescue of a terrified deer stranded on a floe in the Baltic Sea, a spokesman said Wednesday. The rescue team faced serious hazards navigating among the......
| Apr 17, 2010
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who planned to fly to Poland tonight to attend the funeral of former Polish President Lech Kaczynski, today cancelled that journey because of the plume of volcanic ash from Iceland that has closed airports......
| Apr 18, 2010
| 9:38 AM
KRAKOW, Poland -- An elaborate state funeral for Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, was held Sunday bereft of many world leaders whose travel plans were paralyzed by the plume of volcanic ash that blanketed Europe.
The couple's bodies...