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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...
  • 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...
  • Kurt Vonnegut may be dead but he still gives good advice to graduates

    Kurt Vonnegut may be dead but he still gives good advice to graduates
    The most famous Kurt Vonnegut graduation speech is the one he never gave: “Wear Sunscreen,” which went viral on the Internet in 1997 and a year later inspired the spoken word song “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen” by Baz...
  • Armenian Orphan Rug, steeped in controversy, may go on display

    Armenian Orphan Rug, steeped in controversy, may go on display
    A rug woven by orphans of the Armenian genocide -- and the subject of modern-day political controversy -- may be put on display after years in White House storage. Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) said the White House has committed to exhibit the rug...
  • Lensing on Terence Davies' 'Sunset Song' Shifts to Scotland

    LONDON -- The shoot for Terence Davies' film "Sunset Song," an adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's 1932 novel, has shifted to Scotland. Fortissimo Films is handling international sales. The cast includes Agyness Deyn ("Pusher"), Peter Mullan ("War...
  • Rug made by Armenian orphans to go on display at White House

    Rug made by Armenian orphans to go on display at White House
    After a joint letter from more than 30 members of Congress, a letter from local Armenian leaders, years of community pressure and a petition drive on a website, the White House has agreed to exhibit in the near future, likely this fall, a rug made by...
  • L.A. Jewish Film Festival to honor Reiner, hail Caesar

    L.A. Jewish Film Festival to honor Reiner, hail Caesar
    The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, which opens Thursday and runs for a week, is a labor of love for its director, Hilary Helstein, a filmmaker who directed the 2009 documentary "As Seen Through These Eyes."  "There's so much that goes into putting on...
  • A classic trench coat is a closet staple

    A classic trench coat is a closet staple
    (Trench coat season has arrived! This week's column is a timely excerpt from Kristyn Schiavone's e-book, "Career Chic for Young Professionals: A Simple Style Guide," available for Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Barnes and Noble Nook and Kobo for $2.99.) In...
  • May: Connecticut Goes To War

    May: Connecticut Goes To War
    As we move into May, the Courant continues its yearlong observance of the newspaper’s 250th anniversary with a new theme — Connecticut at War. Connecticut has always played key roles in conflict, both domestically and internationally. We...
  • WLRN film tells stories of Florida Jews in the military

    WLRN film tells stories of Florida Jews in the military
    A natural storyteller, Steve Waxman just had to share what he found at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU three years ago. The "Jews in the Military" exhibit spoke to the South Florida filmmaker of heroes — both known and unsung — who'd risked...
  • Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle

    Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle
    — Fred Edwords remembers the first time he saw the giant cross rising over this small town in Prince George's County. The Peace Cross, as it's known locally, commemorates the county's World War I dead. A plaque at the base of the 40-foot structure...