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2011-06-16 15:35:00

NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the U.S. rounds the corner into a decade of war, Women, War and Peace, the Summer 2011 edition of On The Issues Magazine, takes a look at an age-old topic with a 21st century lens. In Gender Values: The Costs of War, feminist economist Susan Feiner describes how the billions of dollars expended on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan steal money from women's jobs, healthcare and education. Lori Adelman analyzes the research on war attitudes and finds...

2009-06-07 14:52:03

Alexandra Tolstoy, a distant relative of famed Russian author Leo Tolstoy, is struggling with a newborn while divorcing her husband, a family friend says. The family friend, whose identity was not reported, said the 35-year-old TV presenter is facing an awkward divorce following the birth of her first child, The Telegraph on Sunday said. It is a very complicated situation, the friend said. Everyone is just being as supportive as they can, but splitting up with your husband at the same time as...

2005-12-12 08:26:37

By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - When Moscow's Bolshoi Theater postponed its new production of "War and Peace" after the conductor walked out, critics sharpened their pencils expecting the opera to be an embarrassing failure. But the Bolshoi's music director, Alexander Vedernikov, stepped into the breach, bending almost double to summon each percussion explosion and avert an artistic disaster. "The scandal and everything connected with it did not hurt the performance," the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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