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VarietyIn the 10 years since Hungary introduced its production incentives, it has emerged as the leading country in Central and Eastern Europe in the race to pursue Hollywood blockbusters and upscale TV series. Boosted by the 20% tax rebate, the local biz has...
RedEyeIn "The Borgias," Francois Arnaud says, his character is finally "the Cesare Borgia he was meant to be, he always wanted to be." He's also the Cesare Borgia that Arnaud always expected to play--"a warrior, a politician, a go-getter, really. He's now free...
Janos Starker, one of the greatest cellists of all time, also a distinguished teacher and prolific recording artist, who played principal cello in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for five seasons during the 1950s, died Sunday in Bloomington, Ind., where he...
Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind.Janos Starker, a widely acclaimed cellist and stalwart professor at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, died at his home in Bloomington Sunday morning at the age of 88. His passing ends a musical career spanning a first public performance at...
It's 8 a.m. in Austria. The MS Mozart, queen of the Danube, glides through the current, passing abbeys, cathedrals and villages from the 13th century. The snowflakes fall and nothing stirs from the quaint little houses with the steeple roofs. It is a...
Tags: Slovakia, Bratislava (Slovakia), Germany, Music, Austria
Rick Steves' EuropeThree countries with a rich heritage -- Germany, Hungary, and Austria -- each have a constantly evolving sightseeing scene. Here's the latest: Getting into the Reichstag, Berlin's parliament building (with its striking 155-foot-tall glass cupola), has...
I usually don't like to report on those "best" or "least expensive" city or airport stories. I figure that if you really want to visit the Louvre, the fact that Albuquerque is less expensive or Seoul has a better airport is irrelevant. But once in a while...
VarietyPioneering female animator Tissa David died of a brain tumor in Manhattan on Aug. 21. She was 91. Described by Animation World Network as "New York's master animator for over five decades," David was perhaps best known for her work on the 1977 animated...
Tags: Animation (genre)
Rick Steves' EuropeAmericans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
For me one of life’s great joys is meeting someone new with a story to tell. That happened again for me while on vacation in Central Europe, a part of the world I have always wanted to see and at least get a small taste of its remarkable history,...
VarietyThe reliability of an inscrutable Hungarian National Security officer is put to the test in post-1956 Budapest in "The Exam," a nifty little pretention-free genre item from helmer Peter Bergendy. Penned by Norbert Kobli, the pic's communist-cat-and-...
RedEyeRichard Madden knows how lucky he is that “Game of Thrones” executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss didn’t follow George R.R. Martin’s "A Song of Ice and Fire" books exactly for Season 2 of the HBO hit. If they had, he...
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