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Hitler, Franco, and a Banker: The Path Not Taken in Nazi Germany

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Elizabeth Nicholas

I spoke with Pierpaolo Barbieri about his re-framing of the relationship between two of the world's most despised men, the intrinsic danger of absolute power, and historical memory's very long shadow.

Astoria Characters: The Rememberer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.30.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

If you don't know anything about Pedro Fernandez de Unamuno, and most of the world doesn't, look at his hat. He's wearing it so you'll ask him about it.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' -- From the Personal to the Political

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Jane Simon, M.D.

To turn to the real world, it is not uncommon to find households in which one parent dominates another. The power play in turn impacts the children.

Hemingway, Gellhorn and Capa at the Hotel Florida in 1930s Madrid

J. Michael Welton | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Author Amanda Vaill, whose Everybody Was So Young described how the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy intertwined with the likes of Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Archibald MacLeish in 1920s Paris and the French Riviera, has discovered a new nexus.

The Forgotten Fight Against Fascism

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

Today's texts acknowledge "blemishes" like the internment of Japanese Americans, but the texts either ignore or gloss over the fact that for almost a decade, during the earliest fascist invasions of Asia, Africa, and Europe, the Western democracies encouraged rather than fought Hitler and Mussolini, and sometimes gave them material aid.

Spain's King Juan Carlos To Abdicate Throne

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 08.01.2014 | World

MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Juan Carlos, who led Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy but faced damaging scandals amid the nation's fina...

Artist Profile: Jesus Max

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

When Jesus Max made the transition to move out West, he was already thirty-seven, he didn't speak English, and he didn't drive or have a driver's license, but he was determined to learn and grow.

Snowden's Legal and Financial Team

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Millions around the world support Edward Snowden for revealing secret information about NSA surveillance activities. But in his quest to continue to ...

Spanish Commission Recommends Digging Up Franco's Remains

AP | By DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

MADRID -- A commission appointed by Spain's outgoing Socialist government recommended Tuesday that Gen. Francisco Franco's remains be exhumed from his...

WATCH: Joan Miró's Secret Political Side

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 06.20.2011 | Arts

Curators have a lot to say about the new Joan Miró exhibition at London's Tate Modern. In the video below, journalist Will Gompertz asks Tate Modern ...

Spain's Stolen Babies: A Nation Confronts Its Dark Past

Yahoo! News | LISA ABEND / MADRID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It has been four decades since Pilar Maroto lost her newborn son, but tears still fill her eyes when she speaks of him. She perfectly remembers the mo...

Francisco Franco Monument Used As Set For Spanish Porno

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Anita Brooks, The Independent The valley of the Fallen, an immense monument built by the dictator Francisco Franco as a mausoleum for himself and ten...