| Jul 29, 2012
| 11:13 PM
Harry Eisen, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who founded Norco Ranch Inc. in western Riverside County in the 1950s and built it into one of the state's leading egg producers, processors and distributors, has died. He was 95.
Eisen died July 19 of...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 2:09 PM
By releasing the paperback edition of "Keeping the Feast" on Feb. 1, it's almost as if Paula Butturini and her publisher knew that I would need a good book to survive Chicago's 2011 snowpocalypse.
Stuck inside for two days, I needed something to warm...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Agnieszka Holland's Holocaust movies, like "Angry Harvest" and "Europa Europa," are a world away from concentration camp tear-jerkers like Robert Benigni's Oscar-winning smash "Life Is Beautiful."
Holland's films are uninhibited and sexual, gutsy and...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 4:33 AM
“Yiddle With His Fiddle,” a 1936 Yiddish-language production that was filmed in Poland and stars American actress Molly Picon, is -- at face value -- an endearing movie with catchy tunes. But hovering over the gaiety is the specter of......
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Zbigniew Libera's "Lego: Concentration Camp" has been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland. The art work has provoked widespread criticism since debuting in the mid-90s....
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Christopher Knight reviews "Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972" at the UCLA Hammer Museum....
| Apr 9, 2012
| 9:41 PM
Two years after a plane crash in Russia killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of government officials and military leaders, some Poles refuse to accept Polish and Russian investigators' conclusions that the crash was caused by weather and...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 3:06 PM
WARSAW -- The largest employer in a four-county region announced it will be laying off more people. Zimmer announced that is eliminating positions as part of its global restructuring and transformation plan.
Zimmer's headquarters are located in Warsaw. ...
| Dec 26, 2010
Growing a Farmer
How I Learned to Live Off the Land
W.W. Norton: 309 pp., $24.95
I consider myself a bit of an expert in this arena, having grown up and lived exclusively in big cities, all the while dreaming about becoming a...
| Dec 25, 2011
The novels of Richard Zimler shine compelling light on overlooked aspects of history — and along the way they provide plenty of myth and lore to delight any student of esoterica. "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon" (2000), for instance, describes the...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:05 AM
A man convicted a decade ago of extortion and racketeering after using violence and threats—including kidnapping and beating one man with a baseball bat—to take money from four people was brought back to his native Poland today by U.S....