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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • 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...
  • Chicago, the sin city

     Chicago, the sin city
    Not since the days of Sodom and Gomorrah has a city seemed so ripe for exorcism as Chicago repeatedly has to preachers and do-gooders with a flair for theatrics. En route to his 1918 anti-vice crusade in Chicago, Billy Sunday, a baseball player turned...
  • Venice Film Review: 'The Cut'

    There have been a paltry few movies about the 1915 Armenian genocide, which has only increased expectations around Fatih Akin's already buzzy "The Cut." Budgeted at $21 million, this historical epic-cum-Western about a father looking across the globe...
  • Lots of magic — but little illumination — in 'Houdini'

     Lots of magic — but little illumination — in 'Houdini'
    Oscar winner Adrien Brody is the big get for History's biopic "Houdini," an attempt to reveal the man behind the great-escape legend. It is also, one assumes, a bid to re-ignite the network's original drama flame sparked by 2012's similarly star-studded...
  • Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin to Star in MGM's 'Me Before You'

    "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke and "Hunger Games" actor Sam Claflin are in negotiations to star in MGM and New Line's "Me Before You." Thea Sharrock will direct. Based on the Jojo Moyes novel, the story revolves around a girl in a small town...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Renowned Irish Author And Humanitarian To Speak At Quinnipiac University

    Celebrated Irish author and humanitarian Don Mullan will discuss "The Christmas Truce and the Great War" on at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Center for Communications and Engineering, Room 218, on Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel Campus....
  • Telluride: From 'Birdman' to 'Mommy,' Festival Soars Above the Fray

    JUSTIN CHANG: How was your Telluride, Scott? Mine was terrific -- though I should note that I don't really have a frame of reference, being a first-timer at this annual mountainside mecca for movie lovers. Still, I'm happy to report that just about...