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Inside Romania's Monument to Megalomania

Rick Steves | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We're having an amazing time, filming "The Best of Romania" for a new TV show (which will air with our new series on public television this fall). In ...

First Nighter: "Massive Attack V Adam Curtis" Explains Today's World But Not Really

David Finkle | Posted 11.29.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Within minutes of Massive Attack V Adam Curtis beginning at the Park Avenue Armory, where it plays through Friday (October 4), I suspected it was goin...

Disgraced Bank's Ex-CEO Stripped Of Knighthood

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Britain took the rare step of stripping former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Fred Goodwin of his knighthood, following int...

Romania's "Red Circuit": Equal Distributions Of Fun!

Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel

Romania's Tourism Ministry is publicizing the country’s new “Red Circuit,” a tourist trail featuring the spots party leader and avid bear hunter...

Three Unforgettable Characters

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Some movies become audience favorites because their protagonist is such a unique character (or an actor creating a character with such consummate craf...

Romania Witches Use Spells To Protest New Taxes

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MOGOSOIA, Romania (AP) -- Solace for world leaders trying to enforce painful austerity measures: At least you're not running Romania. (Scroll down for...

The Power of One - How a Revolution Is Made

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fernando Espuelas

Nicolae Ceausescu today is the iconic example of the arrogance of power brought to an end by the will of the people.

Trial and Execution: The Dramatic Deaths of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alan Elsner

Twenty years ago on Christmas Day, the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were executed after a summary trial. And thanks to the marvels of modern technology, anyone can view the proceedings.

Thoughts About Romania and the Inauguration

Bob Merlis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Merlis

Like Nicolae Ceausescu, Bush ignored the rule of law and turned his country into a fiefdom for cronies and sycophants.