Monthly Archives: February 2013

“First they came…” is a famous statement attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. There is some disagreement over … Continue reading

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How did the Oscar statuette get its name?

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) created the awards program in order to recognize outstanding achievement and to encourage excellence in all areas of film-making. The statuette was designed by Cedric Gibbons, art director for MGM studios, … Continue reading

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30 great opening lines in literature

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