#film, #history, #museums, 7|26|2011

Photo: “Dear Friend Hitler.”



Tripti Lahiri writes in the Wall Street Journal about “Dear Friend Hitler.”

Based on the previews, the movie is “Gandhi” meets “Downfall“  meets “The Sound of Music,” in Hindi with an all-Indian cast. A less charitable view in the Hollywood Reporter is that Bollywood has unwittingly brought Mel Brooks’s play within a play, “Springtime for Hitler,” to the screen.

But will he rant about the iPad and Carmageddon?

John Markoff of the New York Times writes about an article by Steven M. Bellovin in Cryptologia on what may be the earliest description of an encryption technique known as the one-time pad, a method that is extremely secure because it is used once and discarded.

NEWS

Carol Vogel of the New York Times writes that attendance is the highest in 40 years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in part because of three blockbuster shows

Robert Samuels of the Washington Post says that George Washington University is building a 35,000-square-foot facility for the Textile Museum and a 20,000-square-foot center for storage and conservation.

OBITUARIES

Margaret Ramirez of the Chicago Tribune has a great obituary hat maker Raymond Hudd.

Reed Johnson of the Los Angeles Times has an obituary on artist Gilbert “Magú” Luján

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Margaret Webb Pressler writes in the Washington Post’s Kids Post that Owney the Postal Service mascot is getting his own stamp.

The L.A. Daily Mirror and L.A. Crime Beat lovingly prepared by bots from Twitter feeds at paper.li

Photo: Owney the Postal Service dog. Credit: National Postal Museum

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One Response to #film, #history, #museums, 7|26|2011

  1. Rinky Dink says:

    Here’s a link to a blog post about Owney’s sad end in Toledo, Ohio:

    http://toledogazette.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/owney-the-famous-postal-dog-met-his-tragic-demise-in-toledo/

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