| Mar 21, 2014
Many criticisms have been leveled against the memoir as a genre: that it is narcissistic and exhibitionistic, that it is rife with betrayals and that, because it relies on faulty memory, it is necessarily mendacious and thus fundamentally flawed.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
History's next big miniseries will be titled "World Wars," and as the name suggests, it'll be looking at the 30-year span of time that saw World War I and World War II.
History announced the project Wednesday and revealed that the six-part series will...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:37 PM
A few key facts on visiting the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center:
Karkomi Permanent Exhibition: Features Holocaust-era artifacts, photos, documents and a German rail car of the kind used by Nazis to deport victims; also material on post-...
| Feb 15, 2014
Re "Bet on a dark horse in 2016," Opinion, Feb. 11
Jonah Goldberg refers to the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II as "that whole invading-Europe-and-defeating-Hitler thing."
Thousands of Allied soldiers gave their lives for freedom in that...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Since 1946, the San Diego Museum of Art has owned an appealing vision of happy prosperity: Frans Hals' 1630s painting of a plump, rosy-cheeked Dutch merchant whose expression and body language exude confidence, security and bonhomie.
In the early 1990s,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Sometimes — as with North Korea and its despot of the moment, Kim Jong Un — I hate to admit it, but I miss the good/bad old days when we could just threaten to bomb someone back into the Stone Age to solve problems.
The U.N. Commission of...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:40 AM
As an actress, Angelina Jolie has played her share of butt-kicking, larger-than-life action heroines. Now her first studio film as a director, "Unbroken," finds her exploring heroism of a different sort in the story of 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini, who...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The time is August 1944, and as the Allies march towards Paris, the city's artistic and architectural riches lie in danger of Nazi dynamiting. No, it isn't "Return of the Monuments Men," but rather Volker Schlondorff's "Diplomacy," another movie set at...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Propaganda today has a nasty connotation; it suggests something cheesy, manipulative, in the service of a dishonorable cause.
During World War II, however, cinematic propaganda became an elevated art, practiced with unusual expertise by five great...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Vandals have been systematically defacing copies of books by and about Anne Frank in public libraries in Tokyo, according to Japanese media reports Friday.
More than 250 copies Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and other books about the Dutch...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Moving into family-autobiography terrain after her 2008 biopic "Sagan," Diane Kurys depicts an episode from her parents' lives just after World War II in "For a Woman." This drama of covert political and romantic intrigue has the kind of respectable if...