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Discovering the Joan of Arc “Oslo Print” at a Castro Theater

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

At the Castro Theater, on an unusually warm November night in San Francisco I was treated to a rare, cinematic masterpiece. Particularly unique to this screening was the fact that a full orchestra and a complete choir provided the accompaniment to the silent film. But even more unique was the film itself – a film [...]

Auschwitz “Death Camp” Blueprints Discovered in Berlin Apartment

Monday, November 10th, 2008

photo credit: One From RM
It was in January of 1942 that it was widely believed Nazi Germany made the decision to kill 11 million Jews, homosexuals, Jehovah’s witnesses, Roma, political prisoners, and Blacks. Since then, the January 1942 epoch is what all historians have marked the actual beginning of the “purge.” But recent architectural [...]

Communing with the Terracotta Soldiers in Xi’an, China

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Before there was the North Capital (Bei Jing) there was Chang’an, the city of Perpetual Peace, which is now called Xi’an, Western Peace. Ten ancient Chinese dynasties had their capital in Chang’an, including the Qin Dynasty, which represents one of the most interesting and tumultuous periods in the city’s history and the start of the [...]

 
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