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Ellis Island

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  • The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come

    The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come
    On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The...
  • The boy who was desperate to be an American

    The boy who was desperate to be an American
    There was a time in the United States when a youngster trying to enter the country illegally could be celebrated rather than vilified. In the last year, thousands of minors have been intercepted crossing the border with Mexico; none has been treated in...
  • The Mistake Room brings global view to gritty downtown L.A. art scene

    The Mistake Room brings global view to gritty downtown L.A. art scene
    Construction workers hammer away in a warehouse near the southern edge of downtown Los Angeles. A buzz saw hits fever pitch, screeching in the background; the air is thick with dust. Art entrepreneur and curator Cesar Garcia, who is turning this...
  • Unburying Family's Painful Wartime Past

    Unburying Family's Painful Wartime Past
    Driven out of their homeland by impending war and religious persecution, my paternal grandparents, Hugo and Irma Gärtner Tobias, and their 4-year-old son, Walter, my father, (now 80 and living in Simsbury), immigrated from Germany to America through Ellis...
  • Nancy Malone, Pioneering TV Producer-Director, Studio Exec, Dies at 78

    Nancy Malone, a ground-breaking and Emmy-winning director-producer, Emmy-nominated actress and the first woman VP at a major studio, died May 8 at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., as the result of pneumonia that arose from complications of leukemia. She...
  • Marion Cotillard on Her 'Two Days, One Night' Role: 'I Had Written Her Whole Life Before We Meet Her'

    It is the voice -- lilting, lightly French-accented -- that one notices first, even before fully registering the famous face. You notice it because, in the movies, Marion Cotillard so rarely sounds like herself, whether affecting Edith Piaf's nasal warble...
  • Marion Cotillard pushes boundaries as actress, crosses them as a star

     Marion Cotillard pushes boundaries as actress, crosses them as a star
    French-born Marion Cotillard has staked out an enviable international career, with a leading lady's glamour and the versatility of a character actress. Following her breakthrough, Oscar-winning performance in "La Vie en Rose," she has appeared in art...
  • Intensely moving 'Immigrant' leaves viewers unsettled

     Intensely moving 'Immigrant' leaves viewers unsettled
    "The Immigrant," starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner, is one of those prickly period pieces about hard times that gets under your skin and leaves you unsettled long after. Though its story is far more about survival than love,...
  • Historic sites face climate threats

    Historic sites face climate threats
    The streets around City Dock in Annapolis flooded again Friday, closing the Spa Creek Bridge connecting the Eastport neighborhood with downtown for several hours. It was yet another reminder to Lisa Craig that she's in a race against time to protect one...
  • Reel Critics: 'Blended' from typical ingredients

    Reel Critics: 'Blended' from typical ingredients
    No one expects an Adam Sandler film to be Oscar material. His latest effort is no exception. "Blended" contains all the predictable formula events that must follow once the obvious premise is laid out. The surprise here is that the edgy romantic...
  • Las Vegas: Beer festival benefits southern Nevada food bank

    Las Vegas: Beer festival benefits southern Nevada food bank
    Breweries both big and small will showcase their beers at a tasting festival next week in Las Vegas that’s also a fundraiser for a southern Nevada food bank. BrewBQ will be take place from 8 to 11 p.m. May 17 at the Ellis Island Casino & Brewery....