In the Stacks: Nonfiction for adults

...self-watering) and welcome mats. "The Gardener of Versailles," by Alain Baraton. Baraton became a well-known figure in France after a storm devastated nearly all of the 2100 acres of historical gardens in his care, and he uses this event as a launching...
Paths of Glory

Opens Friday, May 2, 2014 Synopsis: Adapting Humphrey Cobb's novel to the screen, director Stanley Kubrick and his collaborators Calder Willingham and Jim Thompson set out to make a devastating anti-war statement, and they succeeded above and beyond the call of duty. In the third year of World War I, the erudite but morally bankrupt French general Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his troops to seize the heavily fortified "Ant Hill" from the Germans. General Mireau (George MacReady) knows that this action will be suicidal, but he will sacrfice his men to enhance his own reputation. Against his better judgment, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) leads the charge, and the results are appalling. When, after witnessing the slaughter of their comrades, a handful of the French troops refuse to leave the trenches, Mireau very nearly orders the artillery to fire on his own men. Still smarting from the defeat, Mireau cannot admit to himself that the attack was a bad idea from the outset: he convinces himself that loss of Ant Hill was due to the cowardice of his men. Mireau demands that three soldiers be selected by lot to be executed as an example to rest of the troops. Acting as defense attorney, Colonel Dax pleads eloquently for the lives of the unfortunate three, but their fate is a done deal. Even an eleventh-hour piece of evidence proving Mireau's incompetence is ignored by the smirking Broulard, who is only interested in putting on a show of bravado. A failure when first released (it was banned outright in France for several years), Paths of Glory has since taken its place in the pantheon of classic war movies, its message growing only more pertinent and potent with each passing year (it was especially popular during the Vietnam era). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Herring the hot topic of upcoming UAF lecture

...Columbia, political economy and contemporary First Nations' issues. He has conducted research in north coastal BC, Canada; Brittany, France; and Donegal, Ireland. For more information, contact Gabrielle Hazelton at 907-796-5443.
Local youth score in 3v3 World Cup

...Dusenberry, Bradley Haynes, Grace Long, Finn Yates), Ecuador (Kelsey Barker, Kai Hargrave, Reed Loree, Mark Rago), France (Aidan Frenzel, Gaven Green, Matthew Johns, Blake Plummer), Mexico (Kean Buss, Robert Gabel, Will Robinson, Brooke...
A conversation with Herbert Siguenza

...Douglas Duncan, who had total access to Picasso in the south of France. He spent six months with him, day and night, documenting...happen if you were to visit Picasso in 1957 in the south of France? So, I don't consider it a play, I consider it an experience...
La Dolce Vita: A semester in Siena, Italy Paris to celebrate. I had never had the desire to go to France before, but it ended up being one of the best weekends of my...sparkle from the top of the Arc de Triomphe. It was hard to leave France, but our adventures in Italy were waiting.When our classes...
In the Stacks: New adult nonfiction his plate, either). It gives him pangs to think that France, the birthplace of fine cuisine, should be losing its touch...engaging and amusing trip through time, eating his way through France. ???Join library staff tomorrow evening, March 28...
For natural dyes, look to the yard or kitchen

...who has produced films about natural dyes and led dye tours to France, India and Japan, said much of the appeal is that "the process...The soft welcoming blues of painted shutters in the south of France are from indigo. The golden yellows of Provence are of ochre...
Visiting actor to present "A Weekend with Pablo Picasso"

...creates art in real time during each performance as the legendary maestro, bringing his audience back to 1957 in the South of France. Siguenza is in Juneau performing as Big Daddy in Perseverance's current production, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." He is a...
Today in sports history

...does it with flair, attempting a rare quadruple flip. Canada's Patrick Chan wins the silver for a second straight year and France's Brian Joubert takes the bronze.2011 - The Southwest regional is the first in NCAA men's basketball history with three...


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