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First Nighter: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Has Her Way at the Met

David Finkle | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When in 1934 Dmitri Shostakovich, not yet 30, composed Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, he provided music for all sorts of special occasions.

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

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.09.2014 | 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.

Mourning Stalin With a Giggle

James Heffernan | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
James Heffernan

On this day, as on every anniversary of Stalin's death, I imagine my friend Stefan standing up there somewhere next to a cloud -- and giggling till the tears roll down his cheeks.

Russia Marks 60th Anniversary Of Stalin's Death

AP | MAX SEDDON | Posted 05.05.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Devotees of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, whose brutal purges killed millions of innocent citizens and made his name a byword for total...

FBI Releases Files On Investigation Of Stalin's Daughter

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Newly declassified documents show the FBI kept close tabs on Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's only daughter after her high profile...

Worley's Anti-Gay Rant and Comparisons to Hitler

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Pastor Charles Worley's ideas regarding gays and lesbians are not similar to Hitler's -- they are the same as Hitler's. The problem with constant comparisons is that when somebody actually proposes a Nazi-style final solution, we, as a society, no longer have the words to describe it.

Stalin Museum Will No Longer 'Glorify The Dictator'

AP | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home

GORI, Georgia -- A museum that has honored Josef Stalin in Georgia since 1937 is being remodeled to exhibit the atrocities that were committed during ...

Stalin Notebooks Cause Stir In Russia

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 06.04.2012 | World

MOSCOW — School notebooks with a portrait of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin on the cover have been causing a controversy in Russia since they went...

Top 10 Terrorists Of All-Time

newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Crime

Osama bin Laden was easily the most infamous terrorist of the last 15 years, but he's just one in a long line of baddies. And he'd have had to do e...

1937, 2011: Déjà Vu All Over Again -- Stimulus Wanes, Unemployment Increases

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One of the reasons the U.S. economy did so well in the last half of the 20th century is that we ignored ideology in favor of pragmatism. That is no longer true. Ideology has again become fashionable. And, we are paying for it, dearly.

San Francisco Should Vote Against Arrogance, Not Circumcision

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

I've been with the Simon Wiesenthal Center since the day our human rights organization began back in 1977. An important part of my work is combating ...

Lee Speigel

Area 51 Conspiracy Theories Getting Too Wild For UFO Believers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 12.08.2011 | Weird News

A bestselling book on Area 51 is so controversial that it has shocked even its sources with an outrageous claim that the infamous Roswell, N.M., UFO c...

Lenin's Jewish Roots Confirmed In Moscow?

AP | By MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 07.24.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- For the first time ever, ordinary Russians can now see documents that appear to confirm long-standing rumors that Vladimir Lenin had Jewish ...

Lee Speigel

Are Hitler's 'Angel of Death' And Joseph Stalin Responsible for the Roswell UFO Scare?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 04.17.2012 | Weird News

For many UFO conspiracy aficionados, the phrase "Area 51" conjures up images of a secret military facility in the Nevada desert that's home for captur...

Did Cognitive Condition Make Stalin More Ruthless?

The Independent | Shaun Walker In Moscow | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

It's one of the great questions of history, and indeed philosophy: what does it take to create a Hitler or a Stalin? What circumstances does it requir...

Propaganda: Art Of Gaddafi, Hussein And Kim Jong Il

BLTWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Gaddafi has posed beneath a giant gold fist in Tripoli, but he's hardly the first dictator to use art to create the illusion of victory. From Ramses I...

Stalin Statue Torn Down In Tbilisi, Georgia

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) TBILISI, Georgia — Authorities in Georgia on Friday tore down a monument to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in his birthplace of Gori to make ...

Other GOP Amendments Added to Derail Health Care Reform

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

GOP Senators proposed some creative amendments to tack onto the Health Care Reform bill in an effort to derail the momentum of its passage. These ame...

Russia Communists: Please Don't Criticize Stalin On His Birthday

AP | SIMON SHUSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — The Russian Communist Party asked the nation Monday for a daylong moratorium on criticizing Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as they celebr...

Vladimir Putin Praises Stalin

Times Online | Tony Halpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Joseph Stalin sent millions to their deaths during his reign of terror, and his name was taboo for decades, but the dictator is a step closer to rehab...

Stalin Libel Suit: Josef Stalin's Grandson Loses Case Against Newspaper

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW (AP)- A Russian court ruled against Josef Stalin's grandson Tuesday in a libel suit over a newspaper article that said the Soviet dictator sent...

Bobby Jindal, Dan Quayle and Socialist Health Care

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Fear, not surprisingly, has remained one of the key tenets of the Republican message during Obama's presidency.