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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Tilar Mazzeo's 'The Hotel on Place Vendome' revisits grandeur of the Ritz, Paris

    "WHEN I dream of an afterlife ... the action always takes place at the Ritz Paris," said Ernest Hemingway in 1944, as World War II was hurtling toward an end. I have two good friends, Peter Rogers in New Orleans and Jim Mitchell of NYC. Both wrote me...
  • Adventures in history [Commentary]

    Adventures in history [Commentary]
    Although the summer season still has a few weeks left, the box office take thus far suggests that Hollywood's string of consecutive records likely ended last summer. While consumer tastes are notoriously fickle in the entertainment industry, I do give...
  • Book Talk: Retracing the steps of the Great War's 'Trigger'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - In June 1914, a Bosnian Serb teenager named Gavrilo Princip assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, setting in motion a train of events that led to the start of World War One. Cape Town-based author and adventurer...
  • Reg Henry: 100th anniversary of World War I, and we've learned nothing of war

    Even by its usual messed-up standards, the world is a big mess: Iraq is being overrun by terrorists; Libya is disintegrating; Afghanistan stumbles to doom; Ukraine is battling Russian-supported separatists; and the Israelis and Palestinians are pausing...
  • 'Marx Brothers on Television' shows wide range

    'Marx Brothers on Television' shows wide range
    When the Marx Brothers made their final film comedy, "Love Happy" in 1949, they found a new outlet for their outrageously funny shenanigans on the new medium of television. Groucho scored a huge success bringing his popular radio game show "You Bet Your...
  • Pictures in the News | August 4, 2014

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, where Jay Z appears with Beyoncé as part of their On the Run tour....
  • How to fight Islamic State jihadists

    How to fight Islamic State jihadists
    About a century ago, after World War I, British and French leaders carved up the Middle East and set the modern borders of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. Now a growing force of Sunni extremists fighting under the banner of the Islamic State are...
  • Best-sellers

    Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores: Fiction 1."The Goldfinch," by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown: $30) A young man clings to a painting years after surviving an explosion at a museum that...
  • LACMA's 'Marsden Hartley' show a moving study of German years

     LACMA's 'Marsden Hartley' show a moving study of German years
    I fully expected to enjoy "Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings, 1913-1915," the newly opened exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. And I did. Hartley was one of the two greatest painters the United States produced in the artistically...
  • Remains of Jonestown Massacre victims found at Delaware funeral home

    Remains of Jonestown Massacre victims found at Delaware funeral home
    The cremated remains of nine victims of the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, a mass suicide in Guyana, were discovered inside a former Delaware funeral home on Wednesday, state officials said. Members of the Delaware Division of Forensic Science and the Dover...
  • DP Buzz: Ebola

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...