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Filmed in appropriately dim shades of winter, The Innocents is a beautifully acted story of the many ways devotion can be expressed in times of great trouble. Although set in Poland in the months after World War II, the film shares somethin... more

Sep 6, 2016 3:51 PM Film Reviews

Scott Walker’s face appears in this primer on unionism and the accompanying text isn’t flattering. Topping Walker’s agenda is union busting, a move many outside the unions support with little understanding of the implications more

Jan 24, 2013 3:55 PM Books

Afghanistan has often been called unconquerable, the “graveyard of empires,” but as Tamim Ansary argues in his witty overview of that country’s history, truisms aren’t always entirely true. Ansary reminds readers that more

Jan 24, 2013 3:52 PM Books

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's Roadside Picnic, reissued in a paperback English-language edition by Chicago Review Press, is a classic Soviet-era science fiction novel that rivals the work of Bradbury, Asimov and Ellison. It's hard not to no... more

Jul 3, 2012 12:00 AM Books

Among the most interesting dissident composers of the late Soviet era, Arvo Pärt merged elements of minimalism with the choral traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy. He has attracted interest from the Western avant-garde, as witnessed by the arti... more

Jun 11, 2012 12:00 AM Album Reviews

Superheroes and the universe they inhabit, where every gesture is bigger than a billboard and good argues with evil in cartoon balloons, are funny. And in a society that realizes this, superheroes can be dysfunctional oddballs as easily as savior.. more

Mar 19, 2009 4:00 AM I Hate Hollywood

Conference USA is SO deep, in fact, that no other team in theconference had a guy nominated for the conference's Sixth Man of theYear award.The award went to Memphis' Wesley Witherspoon whomissed six games and who's stats - 4 points-per-game an.. more

Mar 11, 2009 4:00 AM More Sports

Tofall into the clutches of the Soviet Union’ssystem of arrest, imprisonment and t The Forsaken: An American Tragedy inStalin’s Russia ,Books more

Jul 15, 2008 12:00 AM Books

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