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  • Polish museum debuts 3-D movie about World War II

     
    Hollywood'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......
  • DUBAI: At Germany's behest, Poland reportedly arrests alleged Israeli Mossad agent linked to Hamas killing

     
    Here'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...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Growing 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...
  • Summer page-turners

    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 Siren's Call: Island in the city

    The Siren's Call: Island in the city
    The novels of Richard Zimler shine compelling light on overlooked aspects of history — and along the way they provide plenty of myth and lore to delight any student of esoterica. "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon" (2000), for instance, describes the...
  • Leszek Kolakowski dies at 81; exiled Polish philosopher

    Leszek 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,"...
  • Marek Edelman dies at 90; last surviving leader of doomed Warsaw ghetto revolt

    Marek Edelman dies at 90; last surviving leader of doomed Warsaw ghetto revolt
    Marek 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....
  • Top 10 must-see spots around the globe

    Top 10 must-see spots around the globe
    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...
  • 'Who Will Write Our History?' by Samuel D. Kassow

    'Who Will Write Our History?' by Samuel D. Kassow
    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...
  • 'The Winter Vault' by Anne Michaels

    'The Winter Vault' by Anne Michaels
    The Winter Vault A Novel Anne Michaels Alfred A. Knopf: 342 pp., $25 We regularly hear that progress entails loss. We come across it ourselves every time smog blurs the skyline or the computers we don't really command crash -- something typewriters...
  • 'My Two Polish Grandfathers and Other Essays on the Imaginative Life' by Witold Rybczynski

    My Two Polish Grandfathers And Other Essays on the Imaginative Life Witold Rybczynski Scribner: 228 pp., $25 Overrun by exhibitionists, the memoir has turned spuriously confessional. Yet if there's one life story that could stand a bit more self-...