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Mark Rubin, prominent builder of Riverside projects, dies at 84

Mark Rubin, Holocaust survivor, builder of Riverside office towers, townhouses and shopping centers in Riverside, and advocate for a UC Riverside medical school, has died. He was 84. Rubin, a Beverly Hills resident, never lived in Riverside or the surrounding area, but considered it to be a prime location for future Southern California growth, said daughter Michelle Rubin of Los Angeles, who is president of Regional Properties. “My dad just said, ‘I love building in Riverside. I love the people,...
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Gen Z is already shaking up the venture-capital industry. Meet 29 up-and-coming investors.

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider from Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on Gen Z VCs, Citigroup's $900 million blunder, Walmart slowing its healthcare ambitions, and what happened next at yoga brand GaiaRead time: 5 1/2 minutes. Nik Sharma, Sujude Dalieh, Josh Richards, and Rahul Rana Courtesy of Nik Sharma, Sujude Dalieh, Josh Richards, Rahul Rana Hello!Former Pr...
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#TBT The Watches That Got My Wife Into Vintage — Prim, Elves, And Elgin

Before we met, my wife had one modern quartz Cartier Tank from 2010. I think she wore it exactly zero times over the last 12 months. Who is to blame? Today’s suspects: the vibrant rectangular Elves, the 1920s Parisienne fashion wonder by Elgin, and a couple of indestructable Prim workhorses from Czechoslovakia. All vintage! My […] Visit #TBT The Watches That Got My Wife Into Vintage — Prim, Elves, And Elgin to read the full article.
Tags: Women, Watches, Vintage, Elves, Tbt, Czechoslovakia, Elgin, Cartier Tank, PRIM, Lelong

Celebrating Fredy Hirsch’s queer legacy of bravery

The day I first learned about Fredy Hirsch was a normal workday in 2017. I’d just gotten off the bus and was walking to my home in south Tel Aviv. I’d recently been spending my commutes listening to the six-hour testimony of Dina Gottliebová Babbitt, an artist and Holocaust survivor, on the USC Shoah Foundation’s YouTube channel. I was absorbed in the story of her heroic and traumatic experiences as a young woman in the Theresienstadt ghetto and Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then she started talking about...
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Hanna Alström & Carice van Houten in 1930s Film 'The Affair' Trailer

"He doesn't deserve you…" "I know." Vertical Entertainment has released an official US trailer for an indie drama from Czechia titled The Affair. The film's original release title is The Glass Room, and it first opened in theaters in Czechia in 2019, but it's only now getting an official US release. Set in the 1930s in Czechoslovakia before WWII, the film is indeed about an "affair". Liesel Landauer and her friend Hana are linked by a lifelong relationship and an exceptional house built by t...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Czechoslovakia, Indies, Hana, To Watch, Carice van Houten, Liesel, Czechia, Hanna Alström, Alexandra Borbély, Liesel Landauer, Von Abt, Hanna Alström Claes Bang Carice van Houten, Hanna Alström Carice van Houten

Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds: Timeless Advice in a Short Film And therefore my opinion is, that when once forty years old we should consider our time of life as an age to which very few arrive; for seeing that men do not usually last so long, it is a sign that we are pretty well advanced; and since we have exceeded the bounds which make the true measure of life, we ought not to expect to go much further. —Michel de Montaigne After his retirement at age 38, renaissance essayist Michel de Montaigne devoted ...
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The life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and spent 2020 campaigning with his girlfriend

Donald Trump Jr., 42, is President Donald Trump's eldest child. Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post / Getty Donald Trump Jr., eldest son of President Donald Trump, is an executive vice president of the Trump Organization. The 43-year-old, who has five children, has lived the majority of his life in the shadow of his father and younger sister Ivanka, but since his dad became president, his outspoken, anti-political-correct stance has come into its own. While Ivanka and his father...
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The Art of Movie Posters: View Online 40,000+ Movie Posters & Learn How They’re Made If you can’t judge a movie by its poster, it’s not for the poster designer’s lack of trying. Nearly as venerable as cinema itself, the art of the movie poster has evolved to attract the attention and interest of generation after generation of filmgoers — and, safe to say, developed a few best practices along the way. Some examples go beyond effective advertisement to become icons in and of themselves: take for example, the poster for Quentin Ta...
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CS Score Reviews Solo: A Star Wars Story Deluxe Edition Soundtrack & More!

CS Score Reviews Solo: A Star Wars Story Deluxe Edition Soundtrack & More! Welcome back, film score lovers! This week we’ve got quite the lineup. First, we take a deep dive into the recently released Solo: A Star Wars Story Deluxe Edition Soundtrack by John Powell and John Williams, which is available to stream digitally on all major platforms. Next is an interview with composer Guillaume Roussel, who spoke with CS Score about his beautiful work on the Disney+ film Black Beauty. And finally,...
Tags: Games, Movies, CS Score, Cyberpunk 2077, Movie News, Movie Scores, Soundtracks, Star Wars, Video Game News

Jeremy Irons-Led Spy Thriller Munich Begins Production for Netflix

Jeremy Irons-led spy thriller Munich begins production for Netflix Coming off of his Emmy-nominated work on HBO’s Watchmen miniseries, Jeremy Irons is diving right back into work as production has begun on Netflix’s adaptation of Robert Harris’ bestselling spy thriller Munich, in which Irons leads an ensemble cast. RELATED: New Red Notice Set Photos Revealed as Netflix Film Wraps Production PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, Movies, Germany, Netflix, Munich, United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, Quentin Tarantino, Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler, Irons, Jeremy Irons, HARRIS, Chamberlain, Czechoslovakia

Netflix’s ‘Munich’ (No Relation to the Spielberg Movie) Adds Jeremy Irons and ‘1917’ Star George MacKay

Netflix has recruited some major international actors to star in their adaptation of Munich — not at all related to the Steven Spielberg film. Watchmen star Jeremy Irons and 1917 actor George MacKay are set to star in Netflix’s Munich, a feature adaptation of the Robert Harris bestseller, a spy thriller set in Europe at the brink of World War II. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Irons, George MacKay, and rising German star Jannis Niehwöhner (Netflix’s Mute) have signed on to star ...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Munich, Thriller, Adaptation, Nazi, Hitler, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Jeremy-Irons, HARRIS, Czechoslovakia, Robert Harris, Kosse

Netflix’s ‘Munich’ (No Relation to the Spielberg Movie) Adds Jeremy Irons and ‘1917’ Star George McKay

Netflix has recruited some major international actors to star in their adaptation of Munich — not at all related to the Steven Spielberg film. Watchmen star Jeremy Irons and 1917 actor George McKay are set to star in Netflix’s Munich, a feature adaptation of the Robert Harris bestseller, a spy thriller set in Europe at the brink of World War II. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Irons, George McKay, and rising German star Jannis Niehwöhner (Netflix’s Mute) have signed on to star in...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Munich, Thriller, Adaptation, Nazi, Hitler, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Jeremy-Irons, HARRIS, Czechoslovakia, Robert Harris, Kosse

Jeremy Irons to Headline Netflix Adaptation of Robert Harris Bestseller ‘Munich’

“Watchmen” actor Jeremy Irons is headlining Netflix original film “Munich,” an adaptation of the bestselling 2017 novel by Robert Harris (“Fatherland”). The film is set in the fall of 1938 when Europe stands on the brink of war. Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia and Neville Chamberlain’s government desperately seeks a peaceful solution. With […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Netflix, Munich, Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler, Jeremy Irons, Czechoslovakia, Robert Harris

From rich kid to first daughter: The life of Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump, 38. Jemal Countess / Getty Images Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, has lived her life in the public eye. The 39-year-old has been a business executive, runway model, socialite, doting mother, and key advisor in her father's administration. Here's a closer look at her life, career, and time in the White House. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ivanka Trump has lived her life in the public eye.Born to then real-estate mogul Donald Trump ...
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You can now play the unauthorized Indiana Jones video game created by Czechoslovak protestors in the 80s

Ars Technica has a fascinating new long-form article about The Adventures of Indiana Jones in Wenceslas Square in Prague on January 16, 1989, an unauthorized text adventure created and passed between anti-government activists in Czechoslovakia in the 80s. In 1989, students and dissidents had flocked to the center of Prague to protest Communism, only to be beaten and arrested by the riot police—an incident that took place during the lead up to the country's historic Velvet Revolution. — Read t...
Tags: Post, News, Video Games, Ars Technica, Prague, Communism, Slovakia, Indiana Jones, 8-bit, 80s, Soviet Union, Former Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Wenceslas Square, Czech, Text Adventures

Meopta Optika 6 Riflescope, First Rounds – Review

Meopta Optika6 U.S.A. –-( Meopta has been manufacturing optics out of Czechoslovakia for nearly 90 years now.  Despite such a wealth of experience, the US market seems to have had a blind spot on the brand.  Meopta has largely built its products for militaries around the globe or has acted as a manufacturing partner, allowing other companies to stamp their brand on a Meopta-made product.  Within the last 7 years, that has started to change.  Now, Meopta is hard-charging at the U...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Guns, Oregon, Iraq, US, Afghanistan, Gear, US Army, Czechoslovakia, BDC, Shooting Industry News, Meopta, rifle scope, Meopta Optika, Rex Nanorum

Comment on apple strudel by Kat Manning

When you say all purpose flour ,,,, bleached or unbleached? When I was a little girl my best friends mother was from Czechoslovakia. I still remember the wonderful treat when I was given a piece when they made their apple strudel! I would think the flour would be important for this recipe
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How a mistake at a press conference helped bring down the Berlin Wall

West Berliners watch East German border guards open a new crossing point between East and West Berlin, near the Potsdamer Square, November 11, 1989. GERARD MALIE/AFP/Getty Images October 3 was the 30th anniversary of when East Germany, or the GDR, ceased to exist and its territories joined the Federal Republic of Germany. Many steps led to Germany's reunification in 1990, but perhaps none were more dramatic than the night of November 9, 1989, when the Berlin Wall, and the restrictions it r...
Tags: Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Trends, Austria, West, Gdr, Hamburg, Peter, Soviet Union, East Germany, East, West Germany, Czechoslovakia, West Berlin, Berliner

POTD: NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia with CZ 858

Welcome to TFB’s Photo Of The Day. Today we honor the CZ 858, or vz. 58 (model 58) as it’s also called. The caliber is 7.62×39mm and it was designed and manufactured in Czechoslovakia. It’s been around for a while, but is still active. It’s quite a “back to basics” rifle. The pictures are from […] Read More … The post POTD: NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia with CZ 858 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Nato, Latvia, TFB, Czechoslovakia, Photo of the Day, Vz 58, CZ 858

How cold war spymasters found arrogance of Carlos the Jackal too hot to handle

Terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez was portrayed as ruthless, but research shows Iron Curtain regimes saw him as a liabilityTwo men and a heavily pregnant woman stand in a hotel room in Prague. The men are arguing with two officers from the Czech state security agency, sent to convince them they should leave on the next available flight. A warning that assassins from the French secret services are on their way to kill the three ends the dispute. One stows a pistol in his jacket pocket, the second s...
Tags: Europe, Cold War, World news, Prague, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Moscow, Carlos, Czechoslovakia, Carlos the Jackal, Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, JACKAL

Revisiting the Red Wings’ 1983 Draft

The 1983 NHL Entry Draft is one of the most fascinating in history. From this class, 113 players reached the NHL (46.7 percent) and won 21 Stanley Cups, and four players made the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Detroit Red Wings made out reasonably in this draft. They were in the midst of their “Dead Wings” era, with only two playoff appearances between 1967-83. But on June 8, 1983, the franchise changed forever. We begin with first-round selection, future captain, and current general manager Stev...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Calgary Flames, Edmonton, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Mike, Edmonton Oilers, Steve Yzerman, Oilers

In 1939, British stockbroker Nicholas Winton helped 669 children escape the Nazis in Czechoslovakia

In 1939, as the shadow of war spread over Europe, British stockbroker Nicholas Winton helped to spirit hundreds of threatened children out of Czechoslovakia. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe Winton's struggle to save the children and the world's eventual recognition of his achievements. We'll also consider some ghostly marriages and puzzle over a ship's speed. Show notes Please support us on Patreon! Image: Wikimedia Commons
Tags: Europe, Post, News, Futility Closet, Czechoslovakia, Winton, Nicholas Winton

dystopian links

---"The general pattern of collapse in this new century is implosion from the bottom up. The bottom is chewed through, eviscerated, eaten away, depleted — until nothing is left — by the top. The middle therefore buckles and breaks. The top caves in, eventually, along with it. Whether we look at societies, economies, the planet, or food chains — this pattern of collapse is what seems to characterize now. Of course, I am only speculating, thinking out loud. You are welcome to disagree if you like...
Tags: New York, Movies, Colorado, White House, Barack Obama, New Orleans, Robert De Niro, Batman, Alan Parker, Mickey Rourke, National Park Service, Trump, Parker, Eastern, Czechoslovakia, Anne Thompson

Tales of the Mysterious Traveler #3 - Steve Ditko art & cover

Steve Ditko Tales of the Mysterious Traveler v1 #3, 1957 - An artist returns to his native Czechoslovakia, using his talents under an assumed name while spying on the Reds. This tale of espionage seems more appropriate for a war comic rather among mystery tales. Steve Ditko does a fine job on the opening scene, revealing the Traveler's face in the textured background. Remaining pages, however, [Author: Unknown]
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Vamp or Not? Short Night of Glass Dolls

This was the 1971 directorial debut for Aldo Lado, known here for his sci-fi flick the Humanoid, and is a gaillo styled film set in Prague. It came to my attention as I read Italian Vampire Films when it was mentioned as 1 of 6 Italian films following Franco’s Count Dracula, which used (transnational) co-production agreements to cushion themselves financially but also “tapped into the vampire mythology”. Five of these have been previously covered here. As you can tell – as this is a ‘Vamp or N...
Tags: Amazon, London, Movies, Prague, Mira, Jessica, Moore, Czechoslovakia, Voltaire, Amazon UK, Jacques, LADO, Vamp, Vampire Films, Use Of Tropes, Aldo Lado

Missing Text.

Anatoly Vorobey sometimes says of his more recondite posts “вряд ли кому-то будет интересно” [unlikely to be of interest to anyone], and the same is probably true of this, but I have found a tear in the fabric of spacetime and I cannot be silent. Back in my college days, Natalya Baranskaya’s 1969 story «Неделя как неделя» (A Week Like Any Other, also translated as The Alarm Clock in the Cupboard) was famous not only among students of Russian like me but internationally, as a look into the daily...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Vietnam, Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Olga, Donskoi, Aksyonov, Anatoly Vorobey, Vasily Aksyonov, Natalya Baranskaya

How Did This Get Made: A Conversation With the Producer of ‘The Peanut Butter Solution’

This week, the gang at How Did This Get Made? covered  The Peanut Butter Solution , a mid-80s children’s fantasy film about a suddenly-bald 11-year-old boy who uses a peanut-butter-powered magic potion to try and grow his hair back  The key to understanding  The Peanut Butter Solution is Rock Demers—the French-speaking, Canadian producer whose beloved Reading – Rainbow -like “Tales for All” series of films has been captivating children around the world since 1985. The same year, in fact,...
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Yet Again, Milan Kundera Denounced In His Native Land

While the Czech-but-now-French author is known in much of the world for his pointed depictions of how the Communist regimes of Europe twisted the lives of regular people, he’s been viewed ambivalently or worse by many in the Czech Republic — not least because he got out of Czechoslovakia in 1975 and didn’t have to suffer through the final years of the Communist Party’s misrule. Now a new 900-page biography of Kundera has reignited criticism of and debate over the most famous modern writer the c...
Tags: Art, Europe, People, Czech Republic, Milan Kundera, Communist Party, Czechoslovakia, Kundera, 07.02.20

Campaign launched for statue of English football’s black trailblazer

London (AFP) – Football fans are raising money to erect a statue of Jack Leslie, who was chosen to play for England  but dropped when selectors discovered he was black. The Plymouth player, who had an English mother and a Jamaican father, was called up to the national side in 1925 but the invitation was subsequently withdrawn. It would be another 53 years until Viv Anderson became England’s first black player. The Jack Leslie Campaign website said: “We not only want to build a statue as a memor...
Tags: England, London, Sport, Bbc, Soccer, United States, Premier League, Manchester United, Arsenal, Plymouth, Black Lives Matter, Anderson, Afp, Czechoslovakia, Leslie, Home Park

Pop Culture Imports: ‘Volver,’ ‘A Whisker Away,’ ‘Alice,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) With businesses re-opening and the sun shining, it’s probably tempting to go out and enjoy the summer right now. And while I can’t tell you what you can or can’t do, I can encourage you to stay at home instead and continue to brush up on your quarantine viewing with some fantastic foreign-language films. This week’s Pop Culture Imports includes a sumptuous Pedro Almodóvar mother-daughter...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Movies, Spain, Features, Chile, Pedro Almodóvar, Lewis Carroll, Penélope Cruz, Madrid, Hulu, Hayao Miyazaki, Alice, Weezer, Garcia, Paula