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2008-08-08 15:00:38

By CRAIG SMITH No country for old women Craig Smith I The New Mexican Alexandra, gorgeously sad and eminently Russian film, not rated, in Russian with subtitles, The Screen, 473-6494, 4 chiles Nothing much happens in this 92-minute 2007 film by Alexander Sokurov, and everything happens. It is one of the most effortless artistic achievements I can recall, as well as being a beautifully conceived, directed, and acted piece of cinema. I would be surprised if its slow-moving, bleak...

2008-08-04 15:00:19

Excerpt from report by private One Plus One TV on 4 August: [Presenter] Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the Russian writer and Nobel Prize winner, died last night. He died at his house in Moscow on the 90th year. [Passage omitted: biographical details] [Semen Hluzman, captioned as former dissident, in Russian] For me, Solzhenitsyn is an entire epoch. The epoch of my youth. In that epoch, Solzhenitsyn perhaps played the dominant role because in order to make little steps if was necessary to have...

2008-08-04 03:00:02

Following the death of Nobel Prize-winning writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, his son Stepan Solzhenitsyn told Russia's Channel One about his father's last day in an interview broadcast on 4 August. "He had a regular working day. He was working throughout the day and he fell ill only at night. An ambulance was called, they tried to help him. It did not last long, his suffering did not last long. The day, like all of his days, turned out to be both a working and a calm one. It's even strange,...

2008-08-03 18:00:13

Once exiled Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, whose works revealed the harshness of the Soviet penal system, has died, his son said Sunday. He was 89. Russian media reported the writer's son Stepan said Solzhenitsyn, who had been ill for years, died at his Moscow-area home of either a stroke or heart failure, the BBC said. Solzhenitsyn, who wrote One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, was awarded a Nobel Prize for literature in 1970. He was exiled in 1974 and didn't return until...

2008-08-03 03:00:10

By Mark Kanny, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 3--Concert life evaporates almost completely in August in Western Pennsylvania, but there are plenty of alternatives for those who refuse to write off this month, or other dry periods for that matter. Many top local musicians head out of town during the summer to perform at music festivals across the U.S. and around the world. The pattern here is not likely to change anytime soon -- not with the Cleveland Orchestra's Blossom Festival just...

2008-08-01 06:00:19

By Noam Cohen It was not hard, in the end, to figure out that the Web site was a hoax, however tantalizing the site was for reporters eager to fill out details on the fugitive life of Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serb leader reincarnated as a hippie guru of alternative healing. Any public search of the site, dragandabic.com, could have shown that the Web address had been registered after Karadzic was arrested last week on charges of war crimes. And, oddly enough, a returning visitor...

2008-07-27 12:00:31

By Lawson Taitte, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 27--One of the Festival of Independent Theatres' problems is coming up with good material. Apparently, the list of first-rate one-acts is not endless, as the two final entrants in the 2008 festival demonstrate. If the name of the distinguished American playwright William Inge arouses expectation of deep drama, A Murder will disappoint. This little piece might remind you of a weaker episode of The Twilight Zone, if it's not a weak parody of...

2008-07-25 09:00:41

Text of report in English by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, on 25 July Belgrade: The deadline for filing an appeal over the conditions for Radovan Karadzic's extradition expires today. Karadzic lawyer, Svetozar Vujacic, announced earlier that he would be sending the appeal by mail today at 19.55 CET [1755 gmt], right before the deadline. He said that he was taking his time with filing the appeal to allow more time for Karadzic's family to come to Belgrade to visit...

2008-07-25 06:00:21

Text of report by Bosnian wide-circulation privately-owned daily Dnevni avaz, on 24 July [Report by I. Catic: "Butcher in Custody Asks Only for Water, Pills"] After Radovan Karadzic was arrested on the bus to Batajnica at 2130 hrs. [2030 gmt] on 18 July, he was brought to the Special War Crimes Court in Belgrade wearing a hat. He was picked up by "boys" who showed him "some" badges. The most wanted war criminal had immediately realized the situation he was in, but he did not know where...

2008-07-25 00:00:20

By Vesna Peric Simonjic Serbian authorities are attempting to unravel the shadowy support network that enabled the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to assume a false identity and evade capture on UN genocide charges for more than a decade. Investigators were looking at claims that the war crimes fugitive stole the identity of a man murdered by snipers in Sarajevo, who were under the command of Mr Karadzic himself. The false ID being used by Mr Karadzic in his second life as...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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