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Part one of threeReporting from the Northern Neck of Virginia My father's family landed in 1942 Los Angeles as if by immaculate conception, unburdened by any past. Growing up, I knew all about how my mother's grandparents came to California from southern France and...
Act of Passion A Novel Georges Simenon New York Review Books: $14.95 paper Though successful at his work and family life, a doctor grows dissatisfied and restless and thinks a casual affair is the perfect answer—until the consequences are far...
The Daily Mirror“Yiddle With His Fiddle,” a 1936 Yiddish-language production that was filmed in Poland and stars American actress Molly Picon, is -- at face value -- an endearing movie with catchy tunes. But hovering over the gaiety is the specter of......
Special to the Los Angeles TimesGrowing a Farmer How I Learned to Live Off the Land Kurt Timmermeister W.W. Norton: 309 pp., $24.95 I consider myself a bit of an expert in this arena, having grown up and lived exclusively in big cities, all the while dreaming about becoming a...
DUBAI: At Germany's behest, Poland reportedly arrests alleged Israeli Mossad agent linked to Hamas killingBabylon & BeyondHere's another piece in the puzzle of a mysterious Middle East assassination in January that continues to reverberate around the world. The website of the German magazine Der Spiegel reported (in German) on Saturday that Polish authorities, at the...
Culture MonsterHollywood's current infatuation with 3-D has almost exclusively benefited science fiction, action and animated movies. But 3-D can also be used for historical films, as proved by a new initiative by a museum in Poland. "City of Ruins," a new......
Times Staff And Wire ReportsLeszek Kolakowski, an exiled Polish philosopher who turned against his Marxist beliefs and became an intellectual leader of Poland's democracy movement, died Friday at a hospital in Oxford, England. He was 81. The cause was "a sudden, short disease,"...
Associated PressMarek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the ill-fated 1943 Warsaw ghetto revolt against the Nazis, died Friday in Warsaw. He was 90. Edelman died of old age at the family home of his friend Paula Sawicka, where he had lived for the last two years....
People always ask me how I decide where to go. I read, I see movies, I stare at maps, I dream. And in doing so, I arrived at these 10 places that are tops on my list for 2009. Some are old favorites that are newly affordable. Others have a special...
Tags: Politics, Nepal, Pablo Neruda, Society, Bay National Corporation
Who Will Write Our History? Rediscovering a Hidden Archive From the Warsaw Ghetto Samuel D. Kassow Vintage: 524 pp., $16.95 paper Emanuel Ringelblum was an inveterate optimist who, in 1930s Warsaw, believed that Polish Jewry had a future. Neither...
Tags: Civil Unrest, Death, Judaism, Culture, Ethics
Lonely PlanetEastern Europe is opening up at a dizzying pace and nowhere more so than in Poland. Since the fall of communism in 1989, the country has been modernizing rapidly. In 2004 it joined the European Union, cementing its position at the corner of the continent....
Times Staff WriterAstrophysicist Bohdan Paczynski, who was the first to suggest that gamma-ray bursters lie outside the Milky Way and who revolutionized astronomy by using gravitational lensing as a tool to search for dark matter and new planets, died April 19 in his...
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