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  • 'Russian Ark' Showing at Trinity College

    'Russian Ark' Showing at Trinity College
    There are few films in which time barrels forward as relentlessly as in Aleksandr Sokurov's Russian Ark, and yet there are also few where it swirls so mysteriously. The forward motion comes from Sokurov's famous record-breaking filming method — given the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg to film in for one day, Sokurov devised a single, continuous 96-minute shot in which we follow an unseen narrator (voiced by Sokurov) and the French Marquis de Custine (Sergey Dreiden) as they weave their way through the museum's majestic halls and the choreographed movements of 2,000 extras and three orchestras.
  • News of the Weird: Everybody Needs a Hug

    News of the Weird: Everybody Needs a Hug
    After its launch was delayed for a month by the Madison, Wis., city attorney, the Snuggle House was cleared and scheduled to open on Nov. 15 to provide in-bed, pajama-clad “intimate, non-sexual touch(ing)” for $60 an hour. “So many...

    Germany¿s Federal Foreign Office: Obama vs. Romney

    Germany¿s Federal Foreign Office: Obama vs. Romney
    Our group of RIAS Berlin Kommission Fellows was afforded the tremendous opportunity to visit the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin and listen to a speech from Mr. David Schwake, Deputy Director for the transatlantic cooperation at the office.   Schwake...

    U.S.-based stock funds post first outflows in seven weeks: Lipper

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $379 million out of stock funds in the week ended March 26, marking their first outflows in seven weeks, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Investors pulled about $2.1...

    UK coroner records open verdict on death of Russian oligarch Berezovsky

    WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - A British coroner said on Thursday he could not be sure if exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky killed himself at his former wife's British home or was the victim of foul play. Berezovsky, a sworn enemy of President...