Paris: ‘Magical, Beautiful, and Mysterious’

When I “met” Paris at the tender age of 18, it was love at first sight.  She was magical, beautiful, and mysterious.  I fell under her spell and had no desire to break it, promising myself that I would return as frequently as possible!  I’ve been lucky enough to fulfill that promise, falling more in love with her on each visit.

Michelle Keel, Paris Gone By

Superb Photo Essays About the War in Ukraine

The Washington Post has published three excellent photo essays about the war in Ukraine. The series of essays is entitled “Agony, Endurance and
Escape: Ukraine in Pictures.”

The three photographers are Guillaume Herbaut, Salwan Georges and Peter Turnley.

Georges was interviewed on the December 3, 2020 episode of the excellent B&H Photography Podcast. Among other things, Georges discusses why he uses Sony equipment.

Creator of ‘The Americans’ On Russia

Joseph Weisberg, a former CIA officer and the creator of the terrific TV series The Americans has written a new book entitled Russia Upside Down An Exit Strategy for the Second Cold War. Weisberg challenges commonly held American assumptions about Russia. Weisberg was interviewed about his book on an episode of SpyCast, which is produced by the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

In October of 2021, Weisberg was interviewed on the excellent SRB Podcast, produced by my alma matter, the University of Pittsburgh.

Interview with New Chairman of Yad Vashem

Dani Dayan, the newly appointed chairman of Yad Vashem explains during his interview on the People of the Pod podcast that historical accuracy about the Holocaust is vital for the cause of Holocaust education and remembrance. He adds that comparing public health measures to combat the global Covid pandemic is “completely out of touch with reality.”

Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, is Israel’s center for Holocaust education, documentation and research. It was established in 1953.

It’s a great interview.

‘White Noise’: A Poignant Look at the Alt-Right

This chilling documentary offers an inside look at white nationalism in the United States (the alt-right), including Richard Spencer, Lauren Southern, and Mike Cernovich:

The documentary was directed by Daniel Lombroso. Lombroso was interviewed on this episode of People of the Pod podcast, which is produced by AJC.

Facts matter.