| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:49 AM
"In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote, 1966
This book is life-changing because it is a true story, detailing the murder of the Clutter family. It cataloged the events leading up to the murder all the way through the executions of the confessed killers....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Art, music and film will be used to speak against oppression, bullying and turning a blind eye to discrimination in a series of Central Florida events this fall.
Notable cultural groups such as the Bach Festival Society, Enzian Theater and the Cornell...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:21 AM
We’ve all felt it, and it seems somehow symbolic that the Anglophone world has yet to coin a word to describe it: that nasty, mischievous delight that we take in the misfortunes of others. When politicians are caught with call girls; when aspiring...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:55 PM
No other contemporary filmmaker has had a career like Roman Polanski. The lauded director, who turns 80 Sunday, has been making feature films since the 1962 thriller "Knife in the Water," which he made in his native Poland. His most recent feature, "Venus...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The number on Marge Fettman’s left arm is too blurred to read, but the 88-year-old Holocaust survivor knows it by heart: “21,880,” she says.
One of few remaining Holocaust survivors, Fettman lost her parents and other relatives at...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:51 PM
A post has been making the rounds recently on social media sites such as Facebook in which a man asks God a series of questions and God answers.
The man starts off by asking, "Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?" He goes on to list several...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Although exquisitely photographed in black-and-white, this biopic of the little-known 20th-century Polish-Roma poet Bronislawa Wajs, known as "Papusza," unfolds in time-skipping, dramatically underwhelming vignettes. Like dipping at random into an old...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Jack Pariser and his family spent two years in a cramped hole in the forest floor outside Krakow, Poland.
They subsisted on a slice of bread a day. If one person wanted to move, he had to negotiate with everyone else — including Pariser's older...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:35 PM
On a mission to hunt down long-elusive Nazi fugitives, Operation Last Chance was launched in major German cities Tuesday by the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center.
The center’s director for Israel, Efraim Zuroff, pronounced the quest to bring...
| Jul 23, 2013
Re "The next student regent," Editorial, July 19
"Oh, for goodness' sake, will this never stop?" This was how The Times' editorial characterized the fears of many in the Jewish community regarding the selection of the next student regent of the...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Six local students who have just completed their junior year in high school were among the more than 1,500 high school students from across the country who participated in the youth tour held June 16-21, in Washington, D.C.
These six students who are...