photo: Sparks @ Theatre at Ace Hotel, 2/15/2015 (via @sparks_official) Art pop greats Sparks just played two nights at Lost Angeles' Theater at Ace Hotel where they performed their 1974 classic Kimono My House in full with a 38-piece orchestra....
Sparks trotted out some intriguing news — and a special guest — during the Los Angeles duo’s homecoming performances over the weekend at the Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown L.A.
Acts of individual violence and terror can at times be transformative, representing extraordinary tipping points that changed history. The 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, for example, triggered a set of pre-wired alliances that led to World War I; the self-immolation of a...
(February 5, 2015 12:17 AM, by Bryan Caplan) I've long been fond of counter-factual history. Like: If Prinzip hadn't assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, North Korea wouldn't be a Communist dictatorship. Or: If Lenin had died in early 1917, the Communists wouldn't have taken over Russia, and the Nazis... (0 COMMENTS)
Sounds like: Franz Ferdinand, Radio 4, The Rapture Song: Gang of Four - Broken Talk (Ft. Alison Mosshart) What's so good? English post-punk group Gang of Four is alive and well. It's been three years since the release of their albumShow More Summary
A smoking set given to the 9th Earl of Denbigh by Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, whose assassination at Sarajevo in 1914 sparked the events which led to the First World War, is to be sold at Bonhams Fine Silver and Gold Boxes Sale in London on 12 November. Show More Summary
The Archduke of Austria, Franz Ferdinand was the heir to the throne of Austro-Hungary, but never made it to that position due to his assassination, which eventually brought about war between Austria and Serbia. This is one of the starting points to World War I. Show More Summary
1910 Graef & Stift Type 28/32 Double Phaeton loaned by Count Franz Harrach to the Archduke for his use in the June 28, 1914, motorcade through Sarajevo. Photo courtesy of the Museum of Military History in Vienna. Recently, Hemmings Daily ran a story on the car that shaped the events that touched off The Great […]
Chicago rockers Modern Vices describe their sound as “dirty doo-wop,” but that’s not a very good description of what they do on “Taller In The Sunshine.” The song is much closer to the Strokes and Franz Ferdinand — swaggering urban garage rock with discordant guitar leads and a battered, hi-hat-heavy drumbeat topped off by a [...]
In 1914, the shot that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand was fired and World War I began. The Archduke knew that there was a risk of an assassination attempt, but he chose not to wear the body armor that Polish inventor Casimir Zeglen had created for him. Researchers
In Franz Ferdinand’s strange, striking new video for the shiny, horn-laced “Stand On The Horizon,” we see the band playing in a dark and mysterious seaside resort. It turns out to be the sort of place where younger men dance stiffly and robotically with older women, with everyone lit as dramatically as possible. The song [...]
Franz Ferdinand overcome a crowd's apathy with shiny suits and mixed drinks.
World War I, we have long been told, was a fait accompli after an assassination. The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian emperor, by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo set into motion a chain of events that would explode into the Great War, a hideous conflict that led to the deaths of millions and redrew the world map. Show More Summary
World War I, we have long been told, was a fait accompli after an assassination. The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian emperor, by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo set into motion a chain of events that would explode into the Great War, a hideous conflict that led to the deaths of […]
Exactly one month after the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Bosnia, and after weeks of diplomatic negotiations that went nowhere, Austria-Hungary declared war on July 28, 1914 — a date often regarded as the first day of what would come to be known as The Great War, now better known as World War I. Show More Summary
A Botched Murder On July 4, 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife the Countess Sophia were buried at Artstetten, about 50 miles west of Vienna. The Archduke had never been particularly popular in Austria-Hungary. Show More Summary
Sunderland indie rockers Frankie & The Heartstrings have covered a song by their friends and neighbors from the north, Franz Ferdinand. Frankie Francis and company’s favored Franz song is “Stand On The Horizon,” a typically swaggering disco-punk track from last year’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions. The Heartstrings’ version amps up the nervous tension. [...]
Photo by Volodymyr Osypov. We’ve all heard the story: One hundred years ago, on June 28, 1914, looking magisterial in his plumed regalia, Franz Ferdinand, Archduke and heir-apparent to the throne of the ailing Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife, Sophie, in her gleaming white dress, parasol hoisted, are moving by car through the streets of […]
From Barbara Tuchman: The Guns of August: >"SOME DAMNED FOOLISH THING in the Balkans", Bismarck had predicted, would ignite the next war. The assassination of the Austrian heir apparent, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, by Serbian nationalists on June 28, 1914, satisfied his condition. Show More Summary
The Telegraph gives a step-by-step account of the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event which triggered the First World War. Imagine the millions of people who read of this event in the newspapers, little realizing what was coming their way.