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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Richard Griffiths' World War I Drama 'Private Peaceful' Gets U.S. Distribution

    BBC Worldwide North America has acquired all rights in the U.S. and Canada to "Private Peaceful," featuring the final performance by the late Richard Griffiths. The World War I drama, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, is directed by Pat O'Connor ("...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ray Gonzalez Keeps Bar High For Latin, Salsa Fest

    Ray Gonzalez Keeps Bar High For Latin, Salsa Fest
    Update: Event has been rescheduled to Sunday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. It takes Hartford trumpeter and bandleader Ray Gonzalez 10 months out of every year to organize the festival that bears his name. And this year — as usual — he'll fine-tune...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stories unleashed by a story

    Stories unleashed by a story
    December 14, 2003--Hundreds of readers responded to "Prisoner of Her Past," a Tribune special report on Nov. 30, detailing the story of Sonia Reich--my mother--a Holocaust survivor who, late in life, began re-enacting her war experiences. The stories they...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...