From World War II Today: Group Captain JRD Graham over France: >It was exhilarating to skim just above the fields and trees of the French countryside but we had to be alert all the time, not only for signs of enemy aircraft but also to ensure that we didn’t fly into a power line or a tree. Show More Summary
In 1989 the director of Back to the Future II went on TV and declared that hoverboards were real. "They've been around for years, it's just that parents' groups have not let the toy manufacturers make them," Robert Zemeckis insisted. "But we got our hands on some and we put them in the movie." Read more...
In the recent film “The Monuments Men,” George Clooney and his ensemble play a fictionalized version of a group of allied officers who shot their way through Europe during World War II, rescuing big, beautiful Old Masters’ paintings and sculpture plundered by the Nazis and stored in mines and other hideouts. Show More Summary
Stalingrad is an outstanding war movie because it takes one isolated group of people in the middle of the most epic battle of World War II and tells their story. In that way it is kind of the Russian Saving Private Ryan. Stalingrad opens in the recent past, with the tsunami disaster in Japan and […]
Upon hearing mention of the isle of Guernsey, most readers' minds will immediately jump to the pleasurable time they spent reading Mary Ann Shaffer's The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, published in 2008. As it happens,...Show More Summary
Last week, I was honored to attend a screening of The Monuments Men at the White House. Currently in theaters, The Monuments Men tells the story of a group of art experts sent to Europe during World War II to find and save art masterpieces...Show More Summary
As the U.S. was fighting World War II, a group of social scientists thought they could create a different sort of propaganda, one that didn't treat Americans like an obedient mass. Instead they just came up with a subtler sort of manipulation. The...Show More Summary
The German lender has reached a deal to resolve litigation between the bank and the late media mogul Leo Kirch and his family over the downfall of the Kirch Group in the largest corporate collapse in Germany since World War II.
I told you yesterday, how the members of the group landed behind bars for "stealing a woman's purse"? Well, now it's escalated into a beatdown by Russia's Cossack militia. With whips. And neck punches. WATCH THIS VIDEO, by The Telegraph.UK: It makes me sick to my stomach. Show More Summary
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bill Murray, and Hugh Boneville are among the stars cast in the new war movie The Monuments Men, directed by Clooney. The real life story about a different group of of World War II heroes who fought the Nazis, not for control of land but to save... Show More Summary
PolyFauna is a new app from Radiohead — yes, the band Radiohead. The free app has an expectedly vague description. Basically, you hear clips from “Bloom” off the group’s 2011 album The King of Limbs while guiding yourself through a strange, open landscape. Show More Summary
WHO: Chris Field, professor of interdisciplinary environmental studies at Stanford University and co-chair of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Working Group II. WHAT: The world is staring down...Show More Summary
Wind Energy For A Cleaner America II: Wind Energy’s Growing Benefits for Our Environment and Our Health Jordan Schneider, Tony Dutzik, Rob Sargent, January 2014 (Frontier Group and Environment America Research & Policy Center) Executive...Show More Summary
The special operations group known as the Monuments Men had a very interesting story to tell about their incredible efforts on behalf of arts and antiquity during World War II, a story that has now been made into a feature length film starring George Clooney, John Goodman and Matt Damon. Show More Summary
Rival groups and envoys arriving for second round of Geneva II talks, a day after 600 people were evacuated from Homs.
The story of the real-life Monuments Men is a good one: how a group of academic art experts was deployed toward the end of World War II to save the treasures of European culture from relentless bombing and hieving Nazis. This adventure would make a good read – and in fact already has, in a 2009 book by Robert M. Show More Summary
George Clooney’s The Monuments Men is a hymn to culture that is never quite pitch perfect. The story of a special group tasked with recovering and returning artworks stolen by the Nazis in World War II, the film lurches between locations and characters for much of its first half before pulling together. Tasked by FDR […]
George Clooney stars both in front of and behind the camera in his latest film, about a little-known group of heroes who risked all to rescue stolen art from the Nazis in World War II. And he managed to persuade some of his fellow A-listers to take big pay cuts to appear in the "The Monuments Men," which is being released Friday in the United States. Show More Summary
A group of thieves broke into a church near Rome favored by the late Pope John Paul II over the weekend and stole a vial filled with his blood. Pope John Paul II, who died in 2005, was known to visit the Abruzzo region, east of Rome, to hike or ski or pray in the small stone church of San Pietro della Ienca, near the city L’Aquila. Show More Summary