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The Book Thief

Common Core and the Holocaust

Alan Singer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

The reading list for the New York State Common Core English/Language Arts curriculum looks like someone took a handful of darts and through them at a wall with boxes labeled with different grade levels. There are no discernible themes and at a first glance no patterns at all.

A Good Book Is a Good Friend

Kimberlie I. Leon | Posted 03.26.2014 | Books
Kimberlie I. Leon

When I was a kid, my mother used to tell me that when she had a good book to read, it was like having a good friend. It took me a long time to understand what this meant. I've learned it doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, it can be magical.

'The Hobbit' Desolates The Box Office

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 12.16.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Undaunted hobbits trumped princess power at the multiplex. Per studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros. "Hobbit: The Desolation of ...

The Book Thief Entertains and Educates

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Abraham H. Foxman

In recent years, Hollywood, for better or worse, has played a significant role in educating the public about the Holocaust and its contemporary implications. This is why The Book Thief is an important new contribution to the Holocaust film genre.

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?

Movie Review... the Book Thief... a Good Film

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

This is a film about a child's survival during the Holocaust. To say this film is dated is to deny the suffering of all during WWII. Based on the bestselling novel by Marcus Zusak, it was filmed in Berlin and has an authentic amber glow of old Germany.

'The Book Thief' Is A Triumph

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment

-- Rarely has a story about an angelic schoolgirl been narrated by Death. But such is the case in the dark, yet wondrous Nazi Germany-set "The Book T...

Mike Ryan

Geoffrey Rush Reveals His Hidden Talent

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

For a while, Geoffrey Rush kept a book in which he wrote down the name of every script that he'd considered. Had he continued the practice, this wo...

Blank Pages In The New York Times Were No Mistake!

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media

Those empty pages in your morning paper were no mistake. The New York Times ran two blank pages on Wednesday to promote 20th Century Fox's upcomin...

7 Books To Read Before You See The Movies This Fall

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Some of our all-time favorite fiction and nonfiction reads will be having their debuts as films in the next three months. Here's wh...

Leading Lights, Worldly Issues Headline Mill Valley Film Festival

Dan Siegel | Posted 11.12.2013 | San Francisco
Dan Siegel

The annual Marin film fest, in its 36th year, will feature early peaks at Oscar contenders, award nights to rising and veteran stars and storytellers and compelling features and documentaries of social significance.

Acclaimed Novel Heads To Theaters With Emotional First Look

Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment

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Who Needs Anne Frank?

Dana Sachs | Posted 05.08.2013 | Books
Dana Sachs

My son's connection to World War II in 2010 was very different from mine in 1975 or my parents' in the 1950s. Jesse's Anne Frank is not my Anne Frank, and my Anne Frank is not my parents'.