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Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
 With a smile that casts deep shadows and a courtly Old World demeanor barely masking the madness in his eyes, Bela Lugosi plays a country doctor with dark secrets in this 1940 low-budget horror picture (out on Blu-ray). In a laboratory stocked with foaming beakers and arcing electricity, the doctor conducts
04.12.2010 | | Posted at 11:06 AM

Daring Mission in Nazi Europe

By David Luhrssen
It sounds like a Hollywood movie: During World War II, a young Jewish woman on a kibbutz joins the RAF and leaves Palestine on a secret mission into Nazi-occupied Europe. For the British, it�s an opportunity to make mischief for the Germans and establish a network to rescue downed fliers. For the woman and her compatriots, it was an opportunity to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. The plo...
08.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
The Republicans became the party of fear in the aftermath of World War II when a pair of returning servicemen, Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon, ran for national office and turned politics into a battlefield. Communism was the ominous drumbeat they sounded, along with worries of nuclear war with the Soviet Union. McCarthy was the more bumptious of the two and soon fell to his own excesses. Nixon b...