Thursday, March 30, 2017

MINI Came to the US 15 Years Ago Today

March 26, 2017 by  
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It was 15 years ago today that a feisty, little-known car company came ashore in the United States and captured the hearts of Americans from coast-to-coast. Since 2002, MINI USA has sold and delivered more than 725,000 MINIs to delighted customers across the country. Over the past 15 years, MINI has grown its vehicle portfolio […]

Fanny Mendelssohn: A Discussion and Performance

March 25, 2017 by  
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The Max Kade Institute at USC’s musical spring continues with an evening devoted to Fanny Mendelssohn, composer, pianist and conductor. Join them for a lecture, discussion and performance on Thursday, March 30 at 6 pm. For the past year, filmmaker Petra Haffter and writer Angela Thompson have been working on a project about Fanny Mendelssohn […]

Opening Film Screening of “Frantz” in Los Angeles

March 22, 2017 by  
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Written and directed by Francois Ozon, the multi-winning film “Frantz” debuts at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles on March 24. A haunting tale of love and reconciliation begins in a small town in Germany in the immediate aftermath of World War I when a young woman mourning the death of her fiancé encounters a […]

What Is It With Trump and Handshakes?

March 21, 2017 by  
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By Moustafa Bayoumi It sounds ridiculous, but it really is beginning to look like you can read Donald Trump’s foreign policy by the bizarre ways that he shakes the hands of foreign leaders. First there was the Abe Assault, 19 seconds of Trump trying to show the Japanese prime minister who’s the boss. (Cue Abe’s […]

‘That’s Not How It Works:’ Trump’s Grasp of Nato Questioned

March 21, 2017 by  
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On the heels of a visibly awkward visit from the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump said on Saturday that Germany owed “vast sums of money” to Nato and the US, even though the alliance does not stipulate payments to America. His remarks prompted a former US permanent representative to Nato to reply “that’s not […]

IL: Marchtoberfest at the Lindenhof

March 20, 2017 by  
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Why wait until the fall to enjoy a German Oktoberfest? You are invited to attend the Peoria German-American Central Society’s one-of-a-kind Marchtoberfest on Sunday, March 26th – Noon to 6 pm at the Lindenhof, 7601 N. Harker Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615. Marchtoberfest heralds the end of Winter and the start of Spring, much like Oktoberfest […]

Trump’s Disregard for Words -and the Truth- Is Finally Catching Up to Him

March 19, 2017 by  
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The bizarre allegations did not come courtesy of Vladimir Putin. Their source was not a mayhem-spreading autocrat eager to drive a wedge between firm democratic allies. No, they came directly from the White House itself. On Thursday, in a surreal news briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer amplified on the president’s claim that his predecessor in […]

Austrian American Short Film Festival in New York

March 15, 2017 by  
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The AASFF is back for a second edition! The three-day festival from March 22 to 24 spotlights short films in all forms and genres by promising young artists and filmmakers from Austria and the United States. The program includes films screening in competition as selected by festival curator Stephanie Falkeis as well as a special […]

Opening Film Screening of “Frantz” in New York

March 15, 2017 by  
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Written and directed by Francois Ozon, the multi-award-winning film “Frantz” debuts at the Lincoln Center Cinema on March 15. This haunting tale of love and reconciliation begins in a small town in Germany in the immediate aftermath of World War I when a young woman mourning the death of her fiancé encounters a mysterious Frenchman […]

Merkel and the Trump Two-Step: Navigating the Chancellor’s White House Visit

March 13, 2017 by  
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As German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares for her first in-person encounter with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on March 14, she faces a strategic reality that contrasts sharply with her previous visits hosted by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Buffeted by challenges at home ranging from Brexit to the Euro […]

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