war and peace

It may come as a shock to you that I can't get pregnant. The reason, of course, is that I am too old. But that did not stop
Winston Churchill once famously remarked that Bolshevism must be "strangled in its crib." In that same spirit, should the U.S. now seek to strangle China's economy as a means of deterring its aggression?
Lily James discusses fighting zombies her new film "Pride + Prejudice + Zombies."
Leo Tolstoy might have been surprised by a few of the scenes in the new television adaptation of War and Peace, just as Jane Austen might have been surprised 20 years ago by a few scenes in the 1995 television version of Pride & Prejudice.
Let's cut right to the money question here: Did the A&E networks commission a lavish eight-hour production of Tolstoy's War and Peace as a public service, so the rest of us would never have to actually read it?
Once again, politicians and others run around ferociously beating the war drums, pandering to our fears and baser instincts. In the end, while there are really very few differences among us, there will always be those who seek to turn those small differences into monsters. Do not let that happen. We all rest on the same side. See you next year.
If to live is to suffer, as Tolstoy understood so well, then to persevere is to find meaning in one's suffering. Does hardship make us beasts, Tolstoy asks, or better human beings? Do we continually focus on getting what we think we want, or on making something meaningful out of what we have, no matter how miniscule or shabby it might seem?
The ongoing conflict has sparked a catastrophic humanitarian crisis and the country is at risk of slipping into famine, according to a recent UN report. The coming peace talks could be a real opportunity to have an end to this disastrous conflict.
Copyright 2015 by Jerry Zezima At the advanced age of 61 (my age is advancing while the rest of me is regressing), I am happy
This is a Budapest coffee shop paper. You know how it goes: three friends sipping the world's best coffee and musing on the state of the world. Overhead the buzz of planes connecting the busier capitals of the planet.
Before the lights go down at the Doctor Zhivago start, the tall, dark Broadway Theatre curtains are parted maybe six or eight feet. Filling the space between them is a compilation of grey chairs piled chaotically high.
The American People is predictably commanding and passionate, its insights are stunning and endless, its narrative consistently compelling. But how much of the history it recreates is true?
It's still not entirely clear why Neanderthals died out. They might have been simply absorbed through interbreeding. They might not have had sufficient numbers to compete for scarce resources. Or perhaps it had something to do with climate.
Whether you love him or hate him, Rand Paul is succeeding in doing something that other Republican candidates have not done in a very long time: broaden the foreign policy debate within the Republican Party in order to encompass a growing libertarian streak among younger Americans.
Like it or not, Guantanamo will be with us for a long time -- or, at the very least, until Obama marches with his successor down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 2016 inauguration.
I'm a newspaper book columnist -- was an English major! -- and yet shamefully realized last summer at age 31 that'd I'd never read "Anna Karenina."
I've been in love with Audrey Hepburn all my life. Well, not really all my life, but at least since the moment I saw her in William Wyler's 1953 classic film, Roman Holiday. I was just a kid living in Russia, and I could only dream about traveling to Rome.
Italian artist collective IOCOSE poses one possibility with "Drone Selfies," a snarky photo series that proves drones are
"Ask a Russian, 'How are you?' and you will hear, for better or worse, the truth. A blunt pronouncement of dissatisfaction