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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.
  • Where's the IOC love for L.A. '84?

    Where's the IOC love for L.A. '84?
    Ten thoughts about matters Olympic: 1.  The 1984 Los Angeles Games may have saved the OIympics, but you would never know that from the International Olympic Committee’s indifference to the recent 30th anniversary of those Summer Olympics....

    Russian courts close 3 McDonald's branches in Moscow: agencies

    Russian courts close 3 McDonald's branches in Moscow: agencies
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian courts on Wednesday ordered the temporary closure of three McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over breaches of sanitary rules, news agencies reported, amid a standoff with the West over Ukraine. The restaurants on Moscow's Manezh...

    Russian courts close 3 McDonald's branches in Moscow -agencies

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - usnewsRussian courts on Wednesday ordered the temporary closure of three McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over breaches of sanitary rules, news agencies reported, amid a standoff with the West over Ukraine. The restaurants on Moscow'...

    Euro falls widely on ECB easing speculation

    LONDON (Reuters) - The euro fell broadly on Wednesday, hitting a 19-month low against the Swiss franc, as speculation that the European Central Bank will resort to quantitative easing was fueled by yet more bad news from the euro zone. The common...