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For Oscar-seeking filmmakers, World War II never ends

5 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Moviemakers love war. Make a war picture, you get explosions, high drama, death, sacrifice, heroism, villainy. Studios love war too because war is great for box office: More than half of the 10 best-grossing films of all time are filled with humans, Transformers, Na'vi, Orcs or wizards...

The Origins and Evolution of Group Zero

6 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

There are undoubtedly many stories attributed to the founding of ZERO in post-World War II Germany, as there were with the inception of Dada during the earlier Great War that raged outside the Swiss borders from 1914–18.

How Logan Lerman worked up the nerve to sock Brad Pitt

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

In the brutal World War II action movie "Fury," Logan Lerman plays a raw draftee thrown into battle, enduring a 24-hour crucible of death and destruction. "It's basically one steady nervous breakdown," Lerman, 22, said of his character's hellish journey. "That's what I loved about it. For an...

Three Generations Under One Roof

7 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

When I was kid growing up in Portland, Oregon during the post World War II era, it was not unusual for my friends to have a grandparent or two living with them. Some of that elder generation were healthy, some...

Angelina Jolie Fronts Variety & Discusses Deep Love for Louis Zamperini

She’s preparing for the release of “Unbroken,” and during promotions Angelina Jolie sat down with Variety magazine to discuss the man who inspire the film – Louis Zamperini. The World War II film follows the story of Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner who managed to survive 45 days at sea in a life raft. Show More Summary

Get tready to learn about Hearts of Iron IV's tanks

I like it when a company modifies their logo to fit with the theme of whatever it's attached to. It's a stupid thing to like and here it's just an old timey World War II filter, but I like it nonetheless (see: SEGA matching Alien: Isolation's...Show More Summary

Was Zen finally speaking to me?

15 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

Several years after World War II, my teacher studied with Hodo Tobase in San Francisco. Tobase was part of the Soto Mission from Japan. The name of the temple of the Soto mission was Sokoji. My teacher was a graduate...

The Large-Deck Carrier: Part 4

For previous installments, see Parts I, II, and III Carriers and Power Projection Naval conventional land-attack strikes that must be launched from a contested zone’s inner sections early in a war will probably be performed by guided missile-armed submarines because of their stealth and survivability. Show More Summary

The Amazing Zamperini

A track star at the University of Southern California, Louis Zamperini was swept up like so many of his generation into World War II. Story and interview here. In May 1943, his B-24 crashed into the Pacific. For 47 days,...

Creeps trash World War II memorial wreath in Queens

NOW this is cold. Two heartless thugs ripped an American flag-draped wreath from a World War II memorial in Queens and callously tossed it into the street during a late-night rampage over the weekend.

Third 'Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death' Trailer

21 hours agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

A schoolteacher brings her students to the Eel Marsh House during the London World War II raids in a new trailer for 'Woman in Black 2'. [...]

Angelina Jolie: Directing Brad Pitt is 'tricky'

Angelina Jolie just may be the world's busiest movie star. The Oscar winner - who graces the cover of the winter issue of Du Jour magazine along with Jack O'Connell - is currently balancing two movie projects: World War II drama "Unbroken," which stars O'Connell and premieres Christmas Day; and "By the Sea," co-starring her husband Brad Pitt.

Why Censoring Speech Creates Extremists And Causes Atrocities Instead Of Stopping Them

yesterdayOdd : Thought Catalog

Europe is repeating the exact same mistakes that it made prior to World War II, right down to attempting to ban and silence the speech of the far-right – and it is, of course, only backfiring in the exact same way that it did during the rise of the Nazis.

Great British Houses: Bletchley Park – The House That Helped Save Britain in World War II – Where Enigma Was Decoded

The name ‘Bletchley Park’ conjures an image of harassed mathematicians hunched over monstrous typewriters, inputting endless numbers and letters, pale-faced women wired into huge switchboards, listening, and everywhere the pained silence of ultra secret, life or death, wartime work. Show More Summary

Charles Champlin: 1926-2014

Legendary film critic and former entertainment editor of the Los Angeles Times, Charles Champlin has passed away at the age of 88. Born in New York City in 1926, Champlin served in World War II, earning the Purple Heart for his service there, before returning and graduating from Harvard University. Show More Summary

More and More ISIS resembles the Nazis

More and more ISIS resembles the Nazis in Nazi Germany and how they treated occupied terrority. Vox has a report on how its brutality is institutionalized, has a point — and may be working. Yours truly is a World War II buff and is now reading “Hitler: A Study in Tyranny” by John Toland. I [...]

The Imitation Game: World War II Like You Never Knew

The Imitation Game is a well crafted, beautifully shot and acted World War II film that tells the behind the scenes story of how we won the war: a story that remained secret for 50 years. It is the story of a group of English code breakers...Show More Summary

The Imitation Game: World War II Like You Never Knew

The Imitation Game is a well crafted, beautifully shot and acted World War II film that tells the behind the scenes story of how we won the war: a story that remained secret for 50 years. It is the story of a group of English code breakers...Show More Summary

Waverly's Dec. 4 Catalog Auction packed with ephemera from colonial America

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

More than 100 issues of the colonial magazine Gazette of the United States published from 1789-1790, a 1684 volume containing two plays by William Shakespeare, and 10 cases of original manuscripts from the post-World War II Nuremberg trials are just a few of the highlights in Waverly?s Thursday, Dec. Show More Summary

DCUO's War of the Light Part II now available

SOE wants you to know that War of the Light Part II, the 12th DLC pack for DC Universe Online, is available now. The update allows players to travel to Zamaron, otherwise known as the home of the Star Sapphires. New content includesShow More Summary

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