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Cold War

  1. hollywood signs
    Oscar Nominations: The Academy Is a House DividedFinally, the Oscars look like America: in total disagreement with itself.
  2. chat room
    Cold War’s Director On His Oscar-Buzzy Masterpiece“My only criterion, when making a film, is ‘What do I like? What gives me a hard-on, artistically and narratively?’”
  3. movies
    The Stories Behind the Songs in Cold WarWriter-director Pawel Pawlikowski goes deep on the folk songs at the heart of his tale of star-crossed lovers.
  4. profile
    Cold War’s Joanna Kulig Is About to Beguile AmericaThe breakout star, already a paparazzi magnet in Poland, is the kind of enigmatic screen goddess one could only find in cinema’s halcyon days.
  5. movie review
    Cold War Is a Stunning Love StoryPawel Pawlikowski’s follow up to the Oscar-winning Ida is a passionate heartbreaker told through music and across decades.
  6. the americans
    Everything You Need to Know About the Pivotal Summit From The AmericansWednesday’s “The Summit” takes place during Mikhail Gorbachev’s visit to the U.S. in December 1987.
  7. historical artifacts
    Home Bomb Shelter Now Mainly Used for Tax BreaksCold War structure is also great for tool storage.
  8. afghanistan
    Gorbachev Says Victory in Afghanistan Is ‘Impossible’ — He Should Know“But what’s the alternative — another Vietnam?”
  9. the new red scare
    The Global Debt Crisis Is the New Cold WarThe furor over Greece is just one of many small panics we can expect to see in the coming years.
  10. intel
    Russian Hockey on Brooklyn Ice? A Miracle! Feeling nostalgic for the Cold War? Then head to Brooklyn this weekend for a completely un-ironic celebration of one of the reddest symbols of Communism — the Soviet Red Army hockey team. An exhibition game at the Aviator Sports and Recreation complex Sunday is meant to recognize the 50th anniversary of the USSR’s first Olympic gold medal in ice hockey. And though the team is perhaps the most historically unpopular one ever assembled — among Americans, at the very least — you wouldn’t know it from the publicity material for the game, which could have been published in Krushchev-era Pravda. “Historically, Russia and the former Soviet Union have produced some of the strongest, most talented and admired hockey players the world has known,” says a blurb on Aviator’s Website. Organizer Alexander Vasiliyev insists that the game is completely void of politics and that the fans who attend — 90 percent of whom he estimates will be Russian — would agree with him. “These are really sports people,” he says. “They don’t care about the politics. They care about hockey.” Even, apparently, commie hockey. —Joe DeLessio 50th Anniversary of the First Victory of Team USSR at the Olympic Games [Aviator Sports]