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Chris Bohjalian's novel "The Sandcastle Girls" has many traditional elements of compelling fiction — people with secrets, shocking plot twists, compulsively likable characters and a rich love story. It also describes the 1915 mass killing of...
NEW YORK — On a cramped stage at the Cherry Lane Theatre, a historic off-Broadway venue tucked away on one of the quaintest streets in the West Village, Vanessa Redgrave is offering her costar Jesse Eisenberg an education not even the world's finest...
Tags: Sociology, Social Sciences, West Village, England, Culture
100 Years Ago Monumental monuments From the Times social column: "Mrs. Andrew Norton and daughter of Baltimore, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin B. Cromwell. "Mr. John Penn, of Savage, was visitor here the past week. "Mr. John E. Gaither who was...
For years, people who read Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's novels assumed she was born in India. She wrote about swamis, social climbers, duplicitous landlords and other characters from the Indian bourgeoisie who inevitably found themselves colliding with...
Tags: Nazi Party, Germany, Ismail Merchant, Academy Awards, Literature
Since its release in 1980, Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Shining" has firmly embedded itself into the pop consciousness with its shudder-inducing cry of "Here's Johnny!" and its blood-soaked hallways. "Room 237," which opens...
17th Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Fest April 4-15, hjff.org. Two documentaries are the highlights at the 17th Annual Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival, which will be bringing 21 films related to Jewish culture and history to theaters...
FERRARA, Italy — Venice's Jewish ghetto is better known, perhaps, but by no means was it the only one in Italy. In the mid-1500s, Ferrara had become a haven for Jews fleeing hostility elsewhere in Europe. The Este dynasty invited Jews here and...
Tags: Italy, Arts and Culture, Museums, Religion and Belief, Judaism
HONG KONG — Hong Kong-born, London-raised Roger Garcia continues his role as the executive director of the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival. We talked with him about this year's event, which continues through April 2. What is the goal...
Tags: Beijing (China), Hong Kong, Asia, James Cameron, China
Don't mess with Jodi Picoult. The author of a string of best-selling popular novels with weighty themes ripped from the headlines, Picoult pulls no punches. Her latest book, out this month, is "The Storyteller," which is about a young woman who finds...
Tags: Book, Genres, FBI, The Washington Post, Literature
I thought Ticketmaster was the most hated company in America, but it turns out to have had some competition for that title in recent years. It lost last year to AT&T, Bank of America, Walmart and Electronic Arts, the maker of digital games. The...
"Django Unchained" won the original screenplay Oscar while "Argo" took adapted screenplay honors Sunday at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. "Argo," screenwriter Chris Terrio's dramatization of the rescue of six U.S. diplomats...
MUNICH, Germany — Wagner's "The Ring of Nibelung" is no picnic. The epic four-evening mythic drama is the macho challenge with which operas prove themselves. It practically did in Los Angeles Opera when the company finally got around to mounting...
Tags: Music, Germany, YouTube, The Happiest News!, Culture
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