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ReThink Review: The Monuments Men - The Fine Art of War

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Monuments Men is fun, fairly light entertainment, more of a heist movie than a war movie, with a certain Indiana Jones-style treasure-hunting vibe at times.

Monuments Men Adjacent, The Roses Underneath

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Melanie Chartoff

In The Roses Underneath, a confident first novel by C.F. Yetmen, the details of one German female's wily survival skills are in the forefront against the backdrop of the Monuments Men cataloguing fine art stolen, sold and hidden during the Holocaust.

When Is It OK to Call Someone a Nazi?

Erik Bleich | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Erik Bleich

Heated debates have erupted in the U.S., Israel, France, and Britain over the past few weeks about when it is appropriate to use "Nazi" to describe someone you dislike. I propose a simple set of rules to guide our judgment, illustrated through four recent examples.

Nazi Scientists Tried To Use Mosquitoes As Weapons?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.31.2014 | Science

Mosquitoes as weapons? It was nearly a real-life threat during World War II, new research suggests. Researchers now say that Nazi scientists were p...

Tom Perkins and Other Efforts to Shut Down Discussion of Income Inequality

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Perkins' letter is, in many respects, little more than a more dramatic and ill-advised riff on the standard Republican and conservative talking points that the wealthy are successful job creators and those who criticize their obscene accumulation of wealth are lazy, ne'er-do-wells or un-American.

Can One Cordon Off Evil Ideas From Art and Science?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

It is difficult, to be sure, how to gauge the utility of beautiful things that are brought into the world from repugnant minds.

Newspaper Publishes Top Nazi's Letters

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German newspaper Welt am Sonntag has published a trove of letters believed to be written by Nazi SS leader Heinrich Himmler that had n...

My Cousin: The 'U-Boat' Who Survived Beneath Nazi Horrors

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

"What do you call someone who can speak three languages?" I said I didn't know. "Trilingual," he quipped. "What do you call someone who can speak two ...

Obamacare, Texas Law, Satan and the Separation of Church and State

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Historically, both liberals and conservatives have blended religion and politics, usually with disastrous results. We would do well to look to the past as we sort out the church-state issues we face today.

Generation War: Innocence Drowned

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

If you ever wonder just how thin the veneer of civilization is, Generation War is a testament to the illusion of man's moral evolution.

George Sluizer and River Phoenix: Last Film for Old Dutch Master of Cinema and Young American Actor of Movies

Isa Freeling | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Leaving "Dark Blood" in the RED, filming shut down and the insurance company took over, thinking that they would be able to get the money back from Phoenix's estate within a few weeks.

Croatia Defender Punished For Pro-Nazi Chant

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | Sports

ZURICH (AP) — Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the World Cup after being banned for 10 official matches for leading a pro-Nazi chant with fa...

Is Bob Dylan Black?

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I didn't know Bob Dylan was black. And knew what we thought or felt. I'm not offended that he said what he said, but I'm a wee bit miffed that he felt he had the right to speak for blacks, Serbs and Croats with such authority.

Germany Launches Massive Investigation Into Alleged Neo-Nazi Killings

AP | Posted 12.04.2013 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are investigating whether hundreds of unsolved killings and attempted killings over the past two decades were commi...

Jesse Owens' Olympic Medal Up For Auction

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 02.01.2014 | Black Voices

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Amid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there's a piece of sports memorabilia that sp...

Survivors Recall Children's Flight From Nazis

AP | NAOMI KOPPEL | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

LONDON (AP) — The operation was called Kindertransport — Children's Transport — and it was a passage from hell to freedom. Kristallnacht had ju...

Fate, Faith and Fortune: A Book for Hanukkah and Christmas

Jack Levison | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

The Family tells the true story of how Laskin's family of Torah scribes and humble shopkeepers split into three branches at the turn of the last century.

The Triumph of Art and the Triumph of Souls

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Authorities in Germany have found a huge cache of artwork that was originally plundered by the Nazis. These paintings, with their enduring beauty, have survived. It's an inspiring story, similar to the Jewish people.

WATCH: Croatia Player Celebrates World Cup Spot With Pro-Nazi Chants

AP | Posted 11.20.2013 | Sports

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's World Cup qualification celebrations have been marred by apparent pro-Nazi chants by fans and defender Joe Simunic....

ReThink Review: The Book Thief -- Do We Need More Holocaust Movies?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Is it possible that all the lessons of World War II have been learned and there are no new stories left to tell? And does this explain The Book Thief, which follows an orphaned girl in a World War II-era German village, feels so mawkish and unnecessary?

WATCH: Ex-Nazi Still Living In Queens Despite Protests

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York

Ninety-one-year-old Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi guard, is still living in his New York City home despite years protests outside his front door, and aft...

Another Example Of How Real Life Is Scarier Than Fiction

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

This is the true story of a drug rehab that operated from 1976 to 1993. There are definitely legitimate treatment programs out there. But the scariest...

Reading the Pictures: Fact is, We Can't Get Enough of Hitler

Michael Shaw | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2013-11-08-michaelshawhitler118.jpg The photos and scholarship surrounding Hitler's touring the 1938 Nazi Art Exhibition (and every one from 1937 through 1944) isn't exactly unknown. But that's the point. Apparently, we can't get enough of Hitler.

Resurgent Nazism and Degenerate Art

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Richard Brodsky

It is for right now to figure out why so little attention is being paid to resurgent Nazi movements across Europe, and their murder, again, of contemporary artists.

Nazi War Criminal Buried In Secret In Italy

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ROME, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke was secretly buried in an anonymous grave in a cemetery inside the walls of an Italian priso...