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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Doris Lessing dies at 94; British novelist of the 'female experience'

    Doris Lessing dies at 94; British novelist of the 'female experience'
    When Doris Lessing learned she had been chosen as the 2007 Nobel laureate in literature, her response was something less than joyous. "I can't say I'm overwhelmed with surprise," she told reporters outside her London home as she emerged from a cab...
  • Review: 'Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley' recalls a trailblazer

    Review: 'Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley' recalls a trailblazer
    "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," in which the former directs a film about the latter, premieres Monday on HBO. It is an homage and a celebration, with something of a high-class homemade feel. The first black female comic to make it in the...
  • Is Europe headed for divorce?

     Is Europe headed for divorce?
    Now that the German elections are over, Germany and France will launch a great initiative to save the European project. Marking the centennial of 1914 and World War I, this will contrast favorably with the weak and confused leadership under which Europe...
  • 'War Requiem': Classical act of defiance in the name of peace

    'War Requiem': Classical act of defiance in the name of peace
    Can a serious, lengthy, topical piece of contemporary music make an impact beyond the classical music scene and possibly change the world a little bit in doing so? That's what happened with Benjamin Britten's unorthodox "War Requiem," which scored an...
  • Italy: An 8-day tour in Dolomites to mark the start of World War I

    Italy: An 8-day tour in Dolomites to mark the start of World War I
    To commemorate the centennial of the beginning of World War I, Dolomite Mountains Ltd. will lead eight-day tours exploring the via ferrata, or iron path,  the network of lines and metal ladders built to aid soldiers as they fought in and around the...
  • John Kerry isn't Neville Chamberlain; he's John Lennon

    John Kerry isn't Neville Chamberlain; he's John Lennon
    Is John F. Kerry the 21st century’s Neville Chamberlain? And is it true that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it? Certainly that’s what critics of the nuclear deal with Iran that the secretary of State helped...
  • Review: Benjamin Britten's 'War Requiem' young again at Disney Hall

    Review: Benjamin Britten's 'War Requiem' young again at Disney Hall
    Art has yet to stop war from exercising its horrifying folly. Still we try. Premiered a half-century ago, Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" remains in wide currency, and with the anniversary of the British composer's 100th birthday having been Friday,...
  • Review: William Boyd's Bond novel 'Solo' puzzles over its mission

     Review: William Boyd's Bond novel 'Solo' puzzles over its mission
    There is no big set piece to open "Solo," the new James Bond novel by British author William Boyd. The secret agent best known as 007 doesn't launch the story with an extravagant car chase, sky diving stunt or gunfight. The book is populated with...
  • Anita Shreve's 'Stella Bain' an improbable mystery woman

    Anita Shreve's 'Stella Bain' an improbable mystery woman
    There's no doubt that public education has neglected World War I, with history teachers squeezing in a few lectures before launching into succeeding conflicts. Literature has been kinder to the Great War, offering many opportunities to remedy that...
  • Theater review: 'The Steward of Christendom' leans too much on words

     Theater review: 'The Steward of Christendom' leans too much on words
    Whatever form Irish novelist and playwright Sebastian Barry happens to be working in, you can be sure that he will be drunk with language. Words make him swoon. He loves the way they sound and slide off each other, the singsong rhythms they fall into...
  • Exclusive: 'Tolkien' biopic will look at origins of 'Hobbit,' 'LOTR'

    Exclusive: 'Tolkien' biopic will look at origins of 'Hobbit,' 'LOTR'
    With Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” set to hit theaters, the work of J.R.R. Tolkien is again about to satisfy millions of moviegoers. But what about the man who created it? Tolkien led a complicated and...