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Weimar Republic

A Musical Movie Marathon at LACMA

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 01.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Thomas Gladysz

Imagine having to improvise a musical score for a full length silent film lasting nearly two hours. Imagine having to do that for four films, one of w...

Painful as Hell and Irresistible Still

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.13.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In this exhibition, Kota Ezawa shows an animated film as well as a series of light boxes, each of them displaying a deliberately stylized recreation of the stolen work. A quarter of a century later, the mystery of what happened to the works remains unsolved.

Ben Carson, Firearms and False Parallels to the Holocaust

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I hold both extremes - the Holocaust deniers and the Holocaust revisionists - as offensive to the good people who were all taken from us far too soon. Let them rest in peace. Let the truth prevail.

The Crisis Is About The Euro, Not Just Greece

David Paul | Posted 07.12.2015 | Politics
David Paul

The underlying question raised by the Greek financial crisis has been largely ignored, which is whether Greek adoption of the euro -- or even the creation of the Eurozone at all -- was a bad idea to begin with, and one that will not get better with time. This is the question that Germany must fear.

Bringing the Weimar Republic to Life

Josh Getlin | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Josh Getlin

Bookended by the collapse of the Kaiser in 1919 and the rise of the Third Reich in 1933, Germany's doomed, 14-year experiment in parliamentary democracy was a political debacle.

Happy Birthday, Josef Albers!

Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts

Today marks the 124th birthday of German abstract painter Josef Albers. Known for influencing the new generation of American abstract painters, Albers...

The Public Sees Members of Congress as Fools or Knaves

Ed Koch | Posted 01.22.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

What has happened to us that we no longer seem to elect leaders at all levels of government who create confidence?

Biking Around Potsdam (PHOTOS)

Rachel Dickinson | Posted 11.06.2011 | Travel
Rachel Dickinson

After World War II most of the city ended up behind the wall in East Germany, even though it is south and west of Berlin.

Unknown Works By 'Degenerate' Painter Otto Dix Discovered

Reuters | Cliff Young and Chris Jackson | Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts

Famous for works critical of the darker side of German society in the 1920s, Dix's paintings were discovered among the belongings of his wife, gallery...

The Effect Of War On An Artist's Work

Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts

Germany in the 1920s would have been an exciting time for an artist. The First World War had ended and a period of stability and creativity, known as ...

Il Farniente When Times Get Tough

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

Making do has to do with living with less, but that does not mean life is less worth living. Look around at all you already have, and learn how to make do. It's all about Balance. And sometimes it's about...Nothing at All.

Downtown With Weimar-New York

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Earl Dax, the socially minded Albuquerque born producer, recently re-staged his outrageous production of Weimar-New York for a special two night run at the Henry Street Settlement's classy Abrons Theater.

George Orwell Inspires "The Informer"

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

Is it a stretch to think that the uprising of some of today's organizations here in America, such as the Tea Party Patriots, one that is based on fear...

Dancing Cheek To Cheek, Max Raabe's Palast Orchester Is Back In Town

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Ever fantasize you're in a smoke-filled Berlin cabaret in the pre-Hitler 1930s watching Marlene Dietrich smilingly seduce a very willing crowd?