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  • 'Five Came Back' spotlights Hollywood directors' WWII propaganda

     'Five Came Back' spotlights Hollywood directors' WWII propaganda
    Propaganda today has a nasty connotation; it suggests something cheesy, manipulative, in the service of a dishonorable cause. During World War II, however, cinematic propaganda became an elevated art, practiced with unusual expertise by five great...
  • Economic stimulus was too small from the start, thanks to GOP

    Economic stimulus was too small from the start, thanks to GOP
    This week marks five years since passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- President Obama’s economic stimulus plan -- and it has been either a great success or an abject failure, depending on who is doing the assessment. Folks at...
  • Letters: Other views of Woody Allen

    Re "The Woody Allen case," Opinion, Feb. 16 No one but Woody Allen himself can say unequivocally whether he sexually assaulted his daughter Dylan Farrow. Personally, I find Farrow's detailed narrative compelling, but I also find the timing of the...
  • Obama, the shrinking imperialist president

    Obama, the shrinking imperialist president
    Of all the time-honored failings for which we criticize sitting presidents — by "we" I mean pundits, academics and other members of the chattering phylum — two charges stand out: imperialism and shrinkage. Usually it's one or the other. When...
  • The Woody Allen case

    The Woody Allen case
    Gossiping publicly about the private lives of well-known people is one of the most popular forms of licensed sadism that our society indulges in. It's permissible to play roughly with the cardboard figures of these people we don't know, to bully them,...
  • Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85
    Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85. Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...
  • Shirley Temple, iconic child actress, dies at 85

    Shirley Temple, iconic child actress, dies at 85
    WOODSIDE, Calif. — Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85. Temple, known in...
  • State dinner for France's Hollande may get awkward after his breakup

    State dinner for France's Hollande may get awkward after his breakup
    WASHINGTON — President Obama's first state dinner was memorable for who showed up uninvited. His sixth, a high-glitz affair for the president of France scheduled for Tuesday, may be remembered for who was initially invited but did not attend....
  • Review: 'Monuments Men' talks big but lacks artful direction

    Review: 'Monuments Men' talks big but lacks artful direction
    Earnest and well-intentioned but ultimately inert, "The Monuments Men" talks a better game than it can deliver. Inspired by true tales of World War II derring-do, it can't decide what kind of a film it wants to be and so ends up failing across a fairly...
  • Letters: America's inhumanity to Jewish refugees

    Letters: America's inhumanity to Jewish refugees
    Re "The voyage back," Feb. 3 Thanks to Robert Krakow for writing the play "The Trial of Franklin Delano Roosevelt," and to The Times for printing the article about the hundreds of European Jewish refugees in 1939 who were refused entry into Cuba and the...
  • A flood of memories for Holocaust survivors

     A flood of memories for Holocaust survivors
    Painful memories have the power to surface fresh and raw, even after many years. A great-grandmother once again can become a terrified little girl. A grandfather surrounded by friends and family can feel all alone in a vicious world. So it was at...