A film about an Australian-Chinese war hero in which the lead role is played by a white actor has provoked anger in Australia at the "whitewashing" of the nation's history.Billy Sing, whose father was Chinese and mother British, was a decorated soldier from the disastrous Gallipoli campaign of World War I at which he earned the name "The Assassin" for his success as a sniper.But in the yet-to-be released television film "The Legend of Billy Sing", his character is played by a young Caucasian actor.
Sharon Wiener can’t remember where she read the review of The Emperor of Lies, Swedish novelist Steve Sem-Sandberg’s award- winning historical fiction built around the terrible facts of Poland’s Lodz Ghetto, a place of misery for about 300,000 Jews during the Second World War, most of whom were ultimately murdered by the Nazis.
Ms. Wiener’s father, Morton, who passed away in 2004, was among the handful of survivors. He often spoke of his wartime experiences. His daughter fed on every word.
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By Jack Sparrow
'Dark Pools' is a fun, intelligent, beach weekend read.Apart from the obvious Wall Street / HFT focus, the book struck me as a cross between War Games, The Matrix, and Terminator: Rise of the Machines.You immediately enter a world of high tech mayhem, with super-algos, blaster bots, and hunter-sniper cloaking devices duking it out at the speed of light.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If tax considerations played a role in Jeff Bezos' $250 million purchase of The Washington Post, he may need to reconsider his hands-off approach if he hopes to offset gains from other ventures with losses at the newspaper.
Trains may not seem too impressive in the 21st century, when they play a small role in transporting Americans and are used in Europe and Asia for high-speed, comfortable travel. But in the last century, armored trains were a vital piece of machinery in the two great military conflicts of the age.
By John Lounsbury:If there ever was a time to read Endgame, it is now. The full title gives a stronger message about what the book addresses: Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle and How It Changes Everything by John Mauldin and Jonathan Tepper.
Not a lot of people know about the so-called “Quasi-War” fought between the United States and France during the John Adams administration, but I think it’s an important episode to recall for the purposes of ongoing debates about the Obama administration’s protestations that the ongoing war in Libya somehow really isn’t a war.