D-Day memories still fresh 70 years later for U.S. veterans

World Jun 7, 2014

D-Day memories still fresh 70 years later for U.S. veterans

Seventy years after D-Day, Carl Proffitt Jr. can still remember the bodies of soldiers washing up on France's Omaha Beach in the Allied invasion that helped turn the tide against Nazi Germany in World War II. One of the dwindling band of World War II ...

Eternal City celebrates legacy of first emperor

World May 11, 2014

Eternal City celebrates legacy of first emperor

Rome, a city that thinks in millenniums, is going through a bout of "Augustus fever" to mark the 2,000th anniversary of the death of its first emperor, who left his mark on Rome and Western civilization like few others. The Eternal City is staging shows, ...

How news of the attack on Pearl Harbor broke on AP in 1941

World Dec 9, 2013

How news of the attack on Pearl Harbor broke on AP in 1941

On Dec. 7, 1941, Eugene Burns, AP's bureau chief in Honolulu, couldn't get out the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor because the military had taken control of all communications lines. In Washington, AP editor William Peacock got word of the attack ...

Re-examining Yasujiro Ozu on film

Film Dec 7, 2013

Re-examining Yasujiro Ozu on film

by Mark Schilling

Yasujiro Ozu once had a reputation for making films only other Japanese could understand. His studio bosses believed overseas audiences wanted the exoticism of samurai and geisha, not Ozu's quietly realistic dramas about contemporary middle-class families. This explains the reluctance of Ozu's studio, Shochiku, to export ...

Life Nov 16, 2013

Fifty years later, conspiracy theories live on

by Mark Schreiber

"Any concerted plan that placed Lee Harvey Oswald in the gunner's seat," wrote Norman Mailer in "Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery," "would have had to have been built on the calculation that he would miss." Yet Mailer, whose research took him back to the ...

Editorials Nov 27, 2011

Warm Biz warming up

With the relatively successful Super Cool Biz campaign over for the autumn, the next drive for saving energy is already under way. Warm Biz is the latest campaign to save energy after the March disasters in Tohoku left dozens of nuclear reactors offline and ...