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  • 'In Bruges' hits home with Golden Globes voters

    'In Bruges' hits home with Golden Globes voters
    Call it the luck of the Irish. Since hitting theaters in February, "In Bruges" has not been the toast of award season -- the pitch-black comedic thriller has been more like the season's half-finished drink left sitting on the bar. The movie turned up...
  • 'The Angel Maker: A Novel' by Stefan Brijs

    'The Angel Maker: A Novel' by Stefan Brijs
    If you're one of those who has been mesmerized by the problematic complexities of the still-unfolding Whittier octuplets saga, then "The Angel Maker" might be just the novel for you. Stefan Brijs, a 39-year-old former secondary schoolteacher, is...
  • Go native in Europe and Japan -- take the train

    Who rides trains these days? Europeans, for starters. And the Japanese, of course. And maybe you, if you're looking to discover new places and save some money while you're in Britain or Ireland, on the Continent or in Japan. Rail passes, savvy travelers...
  • Foreign tourist boards

    For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
  • American memorials to the Battle of the Bulge dot the Belgium landscape

    American World War II monuments and memorials are tucked everywhere in eastern Belgium, recalling flash points in the Battle of the Bulge, the last major German assault on the Western Front in World War II. By the time the offensive began, the Allies had...
  • Hotels and restaurants near U.S. military cemeteries in Europe

    If you go THE AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION Court House Plaza II, Suite 500, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, Va., (703) 696-6897, www.abmc.gov, maintains 22 monuments and 24 military cemeteries on foreign soil. TELEPHONES To call the...
  • American military cemeteries in Europe honor fallen heroes in both world wars

    On Veterans Day, Americans are asked to do something for the country besides voting and paying taxes: We are enjoined to think of those who fought in faraway places -- the Philippines, North Africa, Europe, Vietnam and Iraq. Most of them came home,...
  • Palme d'Or goes to France's 'Entre les Murs'

    Palme d'Or goes to France's 'Entre les Murs'
    What a difference 21 years makes. In 1987, the last time a French film won the Palme d'Or, the audience at the Palais du Festival was so angry at the choice of "Under the Sun of Satan" that it hooted furiously and the director, Maurice Pialat, yelled...
  • The view from AJC

    David A. Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee, visited the editorial board yesterday to discuss various issues in the Middle East. Harris has recently returned from a tour of several Arab countries. Some highlights: Annapolis and...
  • Your Scene: A runs through Dinant, Belgium

    George Drury Smith's view as he looked across the city of Dinant, Belgium, from the tower of its 11th century citadel was so captivating that he snapped his shutter, despite the gloom. The spire of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame glistened darkly....
  • Off The Shelf: What to pack for a trip? Great times -- and tomes -- in Europe

    Off The Shelf: What to pack for a trip? Great times -- and tomes -- in Europe
    Packing for vacation offers special challenges for a family of bookworms. This year we went to Europe, which meant we couldn't just toss a satchel of books into the trunk. Some airlines charge per bag. Heavy luggage costs more. Plus you have to schlep...