One viewer observed that the film “is not about a saint.” Rather, “it is the story of a man who loved and was loved. And by the way, there isn’t any pornography. There are several bed scenes but they as in the anecdote aren’t really past. Soft eroticism, no more than that.  In one scene, the ballerina’s breast is glimpsed – a beautiful one at that.”

 

Associate Professor of the Department of Religious Studies and Theology of the National University “Ostroh Academy” Mykhailo Yakubovych [file photo].

 

Monday, June 19, 2017

2:00pm - 3:30pm, 5th Floor Conference Room

Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC

After three years of illegal occupation of Crimea by Russia, the Woodrow Wilson Center of the Kennan Institute hosts a discussion of a new book by three noted experts on the subject.

Jihad is spreading violence -- and succeeding. Of the last sixteen years, notes Ayaan Hirsi Ali in her new book, The Challenge of Dawa, the worst year for terrorism was 2014, with ninety-three countries experiencing attacks and 32,765 people killed.

 

Harvard University invites you to meet the author. Events are free, open to the public, and held in the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge.

 

Changing minds about calories

 

In the latest Hsu Untied podcast, Turow talks about Testimony, which Jeffrey Toobin says “is Scott Turow’s most ambitious and complex work—which takes us from the gritty familiarity of his beloved Kindle County into a mysterious world of international intrigue.

 

If you want to understand the world today and the depth of Vladimir Putin’s ambitions, this is the book you need to read.

“For every poet, it is always morning in the world,” he said. “History a forgotten, insomniac night; History and elemental awe are always our early beginning, because the fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world, in spite of History.” 

 

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