| Jan 8, 2010
Father Ladislas K. Parker, a Catholic priest whose harrowing escape from communist Hungary in 1950 led him to Orange County and the founding of St. Michael’s Abbey, died Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was 94.
Parker was among seven Norbertine...
| Jul 26, 2007
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| Feb 16, 2009
In his 89 years, Sol Berger has gone by many names.
FOR THE RECORD:
Holocaust survivor: An article in Monday's Section A about a Polish Jew who used several identities to evade the Nazis during World War II misspelled the names of...
| Feb 13, 2008
They wear black-vested uniforms and rally for the fatherland. Their red and white striped armbands remind many here of the fascist thugs who did the Nazis' dirty work in wartime Hungary.
Formed last year, the Hungarian Guard is the latest specimen of...
| Feb 8, 2009
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...
| Feb 6, 2009
"Blessed Is the Match" is not only the title of a solemn, respectful documentary about Israeli Holocaust martyr Hannah Senesh, it is also the opening of the poem that helped make her famous.
"Blessed is the match, consumed in kindling flame" is the first...
| Oct 10, 2008
If the selection of French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio as the 2008 Nobel literature laureate has anything to tell us, it's that Horace Engdahl means what he says.
Last week, Engdahl, the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary, called American...
| Apr 13, 2008
SHORTLY before he had to transform himself into John Adams, Paul Giamatti was portraying Santa in "Fred Claus." And as TV viewers were getting set to see him in powdered wigs while becoming our second president, he was already on to his latest role, in...
| Jun 15, 2008
Every time my husband, Kevin, and I visit the Napa Valley, we leave with a newfound appreciation for the local arts: the art of wine making, the art of wine country cuisine, the art of wine-and-food pairing.
With so many temptations, we've never put...
| Sep 21, 2009
Like a lot of kids in the summer of 1972, I was riveted by a strange spectacle unfolding in Iceland: a chess match between Soviet grandmaster Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer, the mercurial young American.
The games weren't televised -- Fischer...
| Nov 8, 2009
We make fun of Nostradamus and numerologists, but give editors an anniversary and the floodgates open. We're anniversary-ologists, as USA Today might say. Unfortunately, trying to take the pulse of what happened in Eastern Europe in 1989 is more complex...