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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.
  • Iran nuclear talks near deadline; differences remain

    Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program reached a critical phase Monday with diplomats struggling to overcome substantial differences just a day before a deadline for the outline of an agreement. With Tuesday's target date for a framework accord just...

    Saudi Arabia, Egypt show discord over Syria

    Egypt and Saudi Arabia are cooperating militarily to thwart a power grab in Yemen by Shiite rebels, but the agreement on how to deal with the region's complex and intertwined conflicts may stop there. The two countries' diverging interests were evident at...

    Russian theater director fired over Wagner opera

    Russia's culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church. The announcement was made as several thousand people rallied outside the...

    Uzbekistan's leader scores landslide re-election win

    Incumbent leader Islam Karimov has won Sunday's presidential election in Uzbekistan in a landslide, as expected, according to preliminary results released Monday. The Central Election Commission said in a statement published on its website that Karimov...