Don’t Disappoint the Governess

This holiday season, the hills are alive with the sound of Nazis. A real-life eye-patched patriot (Tom Cruise) executes a failed hit on Hitler…

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Tony Tony Tony

“It was like kissing Hitler.” Somehow, Tony Curtis' description of his love scene with Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot will always define…

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Sports Buffs

When you think of nudism and the Olympics (and who doesn't?), your mind probably goes to the Nazi propaganda films of Leni Riefenstahl, where…

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The North Beach Drinking Olympics

“You know I avoid the Olympics like the plague,” my mom recently wrote in an e-mail, “but you have to see the opening ceremony….

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Disney & Deutschland

Imagining the details of a historically documented 1935 meeting between Walt Disney and Adolf Hitler is a great spark for a play, but playwright…

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Running with Arnold

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is either a shining testament to the American Dream, or a prime example of how big-money success corrupts the soul. History,…

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Revealing History

In The Rape of Nanking, journalist Iris Chang chronicled the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking and the atrocities that followed (200,000 murders and more…

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