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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Review: Premise defeats 'War of the Worlds: Goliath'

     Review: Premise defeats 'War of the Worlds: Goliath'
    "War of the Worlds: Goliath" sets its 3-D animation against an alternate reality — one in which a Martian invasion at the beginning of World War I forces Earthlings of all nationalities to form a united front. The 3-D notwithstanding, the film reeks...
  • As 'Grand Budapest Hotel' opens, a look at Wes Anderson's other films

    As 'Grand Budapest Hotel' opens, a look at Wes Anderson's other films
    The release of a new Wes Anderson film has been a highly anticipated event among the quirky filmmaker's fans ever since his breakout success "Rushmore" in 1998. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which is debuting in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles...
  • Denied a Medal of Honor, a worthy soldier finds out why decades later

    Denied a Medal of Honor, a worthy soldier finds out why decades later
    Using an ammo crate as a chair and an Army tent as his office, Pfc. John "Mac" MacFarland set up his typewriter and began to write. It was the sweltering summer of 1969, about a month after the fierce battle of Tam Ky in South Vietnam. MacFarland had...
  • Vienna Philharmonic confronts its past, is doing just fine in present

    Vienna Philharmonic confronts its past, is doing just fine in present
    BERKELEY — The Vienna Philharmonic is an orchestra that has always been gripped by as well as in the grip of history — the history of Western music, of which it has played a significant part, and the history of Vienna, of which it has also...
  • In Ukraine, the jobless and aimless replace the revolutionaries

    In Ukraine, the jobless and aimless replace the revolutionaries
    KIEV, Ukraine — Jackbooted young men in World War I helmets patrol the muddy sidewalk in front of the parliament building, their chapped hands wrapped around clubs and ax handles, their black-and-crimson armbands telling of allegiances to the far...
  • Southern California students battle it out in quiz-style contests

    Southern California students battle it out in quiz-style contests
    Three fast-paced academic contests featuring some of the region’s best and most talented students will be staged Saturday afternoon, with one focused exclusively on science and two others drilling down on topics dealing with World War I. At USC,...
  • Map or GPS? It all depends

     Map or GPS? It all depends
    Question: When we were in Britain a couple of years ago, we got a great spiral-bound map book, about 12 by 14 inches, that was large scale. It was easy to find back roads. We will be in Italy for our 25th wedding anniversary, and I cannot find a large-...
  • Review: Alfredo Ramos Martínez, champion of ordinary people, revisited

    Review: Alfredo Ramos Martínez, champion of ordinary people, revisited
    Alfredo Ramos Martínez was a few weeks shy of 58 when he packed up his studio and, with his wife and daughter, moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles in 1929. He arrived just in time for the epic collapse of the economy. Not surprisingly, the Great...
  • Jordi Savall connects cultures in 'Bal-Kan: Honey and Blood'

     Jordi Savall connects cultures in 'Bal-Kan: Honey and Blood'
    Master of the viol, Jordi Savall is also a master joiner. His specialty is a narrow-seeming one, his six-stringed instrument's heyday having been the 16th and early 17th centuries when the viol was second in popularity only to the lute. Viol repertory...
  • 'Flappers' by Judith Mackrell roars with remarkable women

    'Flappers' by Judith Mackrell roars with remarkable women
    Judith Mackrell's "Flappers" is a juicy, energetic exploration of six dazzling iconoclasts who all flared to fame in the Roaring '20s. Unlike recent books such as Simon Winchester's "The Professor and the Madman" and Edward Ball's "The Inventor and the...
  • Civilians trained to fire Ft. MacArthur’s guns

     
    Members of the Progressive Business Club of Long Beach load 12-inch mortar during training of civilians at Ft. MacArthur....