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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

    Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest
    In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist with a touch of Walter Mitty in him. He daydreams about being a WWI pilot, but other than the need for this little indulgence in childhood fancy, he seems to have an ideal...
  • Maureen Corrigan on 'So We Read On'

    Maureen Corrigan on 'So We Read On'
    Its greatness is right there in the title, not to mention on every page. But "The Great Gatsby," the 1925 masterpiece by F. Scott Fitzgerald, occupies an oddly precarious position in the ranks of Great American Novels. As a staple of high school...
  • Theater review: Munopco's 'Funny Girl' is full of life

    Theater review: Munopco's 'Funny Girl' is full of life
    Munopco's "Funny Girl" is effervescent and full of life, with a talented cast and a star turn by Jillian Rossi in the lead. Rossi is a showstopper as the talented but self-deprecating Fanny Brice. She successfully conveys both the brash confidence of...
  • Radar Pictures Gears Up 'All Quiet on the Western Front' with Roger Donaldson (EXCLUSIVE)

    Roger Donaldson ("The November Man") has come on to direct an adaptation of the iconic World War I novel "All Quiet on the Western Front." Donaldson will direct from a script by Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson, who are producing with Radar Pictures'...
  • L.A. theater openings, Sept. 21-28: 'The 39 Steps' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Sept. 21-28: 'The 39 Steps' and more
    A classic Hitchcock thriller is spoofed in "The 39 Steps" at Long Beach Playhouse, "Lost the Musical" sends up the hit TV series at the Lillian Theatre, and life is a "Cabaret" at North Hollywood's Crown City Theatre. Plus, Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-...
  • Review: 'A Terrible Beauty' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'A Terrible Beauty' ★★★ 1/2
    "A Terrible Beauty," its title taken from a famous poem by W.B. Yeats and premiering at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Siskel Film Center, is a docudrama of extraordinary power. It is about bullets flying and bodies falling, but it will capture...
  • Big events for October include wearable art

    Big events for October include wearable art
    Costumes play their part in October celebrations, from the World of WearableArt's fantastic creations in New Zealand to horrific Halloween props in New Orleans and West Hollywood. In between, the American Museum of Natural History creeps out arachnophobes...
  • The American union's first stage could be a model for the Mideast

     The American union's first stage could be a model for the Mideast
    The year the American war for independence ended, 1781, the United States adopted the Articles of Confederation as its preferred form of government. Even a cursory glance at the Articles reveals that the first clause in the most famous speech in...
  • Maynard Evans, take hikes, and immigration: Letters

    Who was Maynard Evans? Maynard Evans was my great uncle. I deeply regret his good name now being unfairly besmirched. Let me tell you more about him. He was born in 1891 on Parramore Street in what is now downtown Orlando. His father died when he...
  • WWI, the not so great war

    NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28,...
  • WWI: the not-so-great war [Commentary]

    WWI: the not-so-great war [Commentary]
    NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28,...