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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Will Scotland Break Free Of United Kingdom?

    Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep's pluck — the heart, lungs and liver — cooked together, then mixed with suet and oatmeal and boiled in a...
  • Top 3 Moravian Book Shop best-sellers: Paperback fiction

    ENON By Paul Harding (Random House, $15) The Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of "Tinkers" follows a year in the life of Charlie Crosby as he tries to come to terms with a shattering personal tragedy. Grandson of George Crosby (the protagonist of...
  • Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

    Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable
    Jack Behunin received welcome news last year from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Due to war-related medical conditions, he was being declared unfit to work, boosting his tax-free monthly disability compensation from $1,850 to $3,000. Not that he...
  • Paul Greenberg: The Hollow Men

    This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. --T. S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men" ... Once again our secretary of state is busy observing American foreign policy rather...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Theeb'

    . Naji Abu Nowar's impressive debut feature riffs on oater themes, and the stunning location work in southern Jordan has the grandeur of Monument Valley, yet this is no Western knockoff but a well-told WWI-era story grounded in Bedouin-specific customs....
  • When news moves faster than humans can travel, it changes everything

    At the start of World War I, a century ago last month, the Pacific Ocean was flecked with little islands whose only means of communication with the larger world was by steamer. Residents of American Samoa got a radio in July 1914, according to a...
  • War -- past, present and future

    The world seems to be falling apart. Only lunatics from North Korea or Iran once mumbled about using nuclear weapons against their supposed enemies. Now Vladimir Putin, after gobbling up the Crimea, points to his nuclear arsenal and warns the West not to...
  • Fall Season Gets Underway With Author Talks

    Fall Season Gets Underway With Author Talks
    Susan Schoenberger, author of "The Virtues of Oxygen," will speak Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., at a free Tolland Public Library Foundation's Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series event at Tolland Town Hall, 21 Tolland Green. The novel is about Vivian and...
  • A Visit To The Ruins Of The Storied Camp Columbia In Morris

    A Visit To The Ruins Of The Storied Camp Columbia In Morris
    As I look up at the stone observation tower on the grounds of Camp Columbia State Park, I can't help but think of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Rapunzel." It's the story of a girl locked away in a tower who grows long locks of blond hair. Visitors call...
  • Is economic stagnation the new normal?

    Is economic stagnation the new normal?
    The concept of "secular stagnation" — that the economy may be facing a protracted period of low growth and high unemployment — has been seeping back into economic and policy discourse. Once relegated to the margins of heterodox economic...
  • Venice Film Review: 'From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses'

    More an illustration of a prolix thesis than a groundbreaking docu, the film takes Siegfried Kracauer's seminal 1947 study on Weimar cinema and reiterates numerous points found in the book, with little acknowledgment that scholarship, still indebted to...