Mel Brooks still writes comedy, but his main business is collecting awards. He's an "EGOT," one of only a dozen or so people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony, and he's had no trouble settling into a stream of never-ending accolades,
Handwriting can say a lot about a person. At least that's what the French think. Others say its overblown. But according to Philip Hensher in a new book, we all seem to agree that handwriting is something that's highly personal. And something we rarely do any more.
The music of German composer Richard Wagner is considered taboo by many in Israelis. That's because Wagner is widely linked with Hitler and antisemitism. But an Israeli researcher says it may be time to rethink Wagner, as Daniella Cheslow reports.
Charles Krafft has recently been outed as a Holocaust denier, and one who believes that Adolf Hitler has been unfairly vilified. He says, however, that he's not advocating for a return to Nazism -- just that intellectually he doesn't believe the Holocaust could have happened.
Charles Krafft has generated a wide following for his provocative art. But until recently, he wasn't especially controversial. But a reporter recently uncovered, and confirmed, that Krafft doesn't believe in the Holocaust.
Radical right political parties have made gains all across Europe, gaining strength and political power. But in Spain, the far right is faring less well. Extremists have failed to capitalize on the economic crisis and joblessness to gain followers.
Brits are known for having a certain stiff upper lip. Keep Calm and Carry On and such. But recently, that stiff lip has, well, slackened. Take Andy Murray, who cried his way into British hearts during Wimbledon.
98-year-old James Benet left the United States in his 20s to fight on the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War. The Republicans were backed not only by foreigners, like Benet, but also by Mexico and the Soviet Union. After his side lost, Benet came back to a United States where he was immediately viewed as a communist.
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