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The Democratic Party does not need a civil war, now or later

As a Bernie Sanders delegate at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, I supported the policies he articulated then—and still support them today. My goal in attending was to fight as hard as possible to ensure that we would get a more progressive platform. Show More Summary

Israel attacks Syrian posts after cross-border fire from Syria

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said it had attacked Syrian military targets on Sunday after stray shells from fighting in Syria's civil war landed inside the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

How The Syrian Civil War Started

yesterdayHumor / odd : GDay World

I’m quite proud of our new in-depth podcast series on how the Syrian civil war started. I think it’s the best work I’ve done so far. We’re 13 episodes in already and only up to March 2011. But we started back in 632 CE with the death of the prophet Muhammad and explained the Sunni-Shia split, […] The post How The Syrian Civil War Started appeared first on

Review: ‘The Beguiled,’ Sofia Coppola’s Civil War Cocoon

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Ms. Coppola won best director at the Cannes Film Festival for her film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell, an update on the 1971 movie with Clint Eastwood.

Jimmy Carter, the Lost Cause, and Sherman’s March

I am currently working on completing the index for my forthcoming collection of essays, Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites, which will be published in September. It’s […]

Richmond mayor vows to confront tributes to Southern Civil War figures

Approach could set Richmond apart from other Southern cities grappling with its treatment of Confederate symbols.

Dutch citizen files suit against Israeli commanders for attack on family home during 2014 Gaza war

Ismail Zeyada, a Dutch citizen of Palestinian origin, has started a civil lawsuit holding two Israeli commanders responsible for the attack on his family home in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge. Six of Ziada's family members were killed in the July 2014 attack: his mother (70), three of his brothers, his sister-in-law and a 12-year old nephew. Show More Summary

Growing Up in a Civil War Hospital

1860s - post Civil War My upbringing in a Civil War hospital in Northern Virginia changed the course of my life. I lived in the big scary house on the hill, known to be haunted, and I was never going to be able to feel quite like the other kids who grew up in tract housing with modern furnishings. Show More Summary

‘The Beguiled’ Review: Sofia Coppola’s Female-Driven Civil War Story Ratchets Up The Sexual Tension

Probably one of Clint Eastwood’s lesser-known films, the 1971 Civil War drama The Beguiled would at first blush seem an odd choice for a remake by Sofia Coppola, especially since she had never seen the original. But as I say in my video...Show More Summary

“The Beguiled”: Sofia Coppola’s Dubiously Abstract Vision of the Civil

Richard Brody reviews Sofia Coppola’s new Civil War film, “The Beguiled,” starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell.

The Muslim civil war — and us

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria.

Video Interview: Sofia Coppola, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning on "The Beguiled"

This past May, Sofia Coppola made Cannes Film Festival history by becoming only the second woman to win the Best Director prize for "The Beguiled." The film is a gothic Civil War set potboiler based on the 1966 book by Thomas P. Cullinan and originally made into a film in 1971 by director Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood. Show More Summary

Premier Firearms & Military Auction with Collection of Revolutionary War Guns

800 lots span 200-year timeline with exceptional shotguns, rifles, revolvers, Japanese swords, Civil War, WWII/Nazi rarities, American Indian relics This post Premier Firearms & Military Auction with Collection of Revolutionary War Guns appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

Griot Museum presents "Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad"

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

They left in the middle of the night -- often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. In the decades prior to the Civil War in 1865, an estimated one hundred thousand slaves became passengers on the Underground Railroad, a journey of untold hardship, in search of freedom. Show More Summary

Movie Review: Sofia Coppola twists the old Clint Eastwood vehicle The Beguiled into arty pulp

Beneath the incessant chirp of crickets, explosions rumble like distant thunder. Somewhere nearby, cannons are firing away. For the girls and the women of Sofia Coppola’s elegantly spare, psychosexual Civil War drama The Beguiled, this...Show More Summary

Sofia Coppola brings a ruthless precision to the artful Southern gothic 'The Beguiled'

Although it unfolds in and around a Virginia boarding school in 1864, a year before the end of the Civil War, Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” has some of the spooky, suggestive magic of a fairy tale. The opening shot could be of an ancient grove at the witching hour, the chatter of cicadas merging...

Alex Jones: Every Liberal Publication Is Calling For The Murder Of Trump, His Family, And Supporters [VIDEO]

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Safiyah Riddle reports at Right Wing Watch: Conspiracy theorist broadcaster Alex Jones alleged on his radio program today that liberals are inciting violence and leading the U.S. into a civil war. Jones claimed, absurdly, that liberals...Show More Summary

Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ Is an Elegant, Gothic Potboiler

Sofia Coppola’s remake/reinterpretation of The Beguiled does not open, as the original did, with Civil War photographs and the drums and sounds of battle, but the war is ever-present — via the distant cannon fire that’s heard under many of the outdoor scenes (and that provides, along with the birds singing in the nearby woods, […]

One of Africa's largest wildlife relocations begins

Conservationists have launched what they call one of Africa's biggest wildlife relocations—the transfer of 7,500 animals over three years to a Mozambican park whose wildlife was nearly wiped out by civil war.

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