Bill de Blasio’s lefty past supporting revolutionary regimes hasn’t put a dent in his sky-high poll numbers, but some conservatives are still fuming about the public advocate’s work abroad.
In an opinion piece published in this weekend’s edition of Hamodia, a prominent New York City-based Jewish newspaper, a writer compared the Democratic mayoral hopeful’s support for the leftist Sandinista movement to being a “Nazi sympathizer.”
The loopy indulgences of deluded Danish nut Lars von Trier, who recently declared himself a bona fide Nazi in publicity-grabbing world headlines, are no longer called films, they’re considered provocations—shunned by discerning audiences worldwide and embraced by only a small gaggle of clucking, pretentious critics and film festival filmgoers. Melancholia is his latest pile of undiluted drivel, nauseatingly filmed by a wonky hand-held camera and featuring a crazy, mismatched ensemble headed by Kirsten Dunst, who won an acting award in Cannes last year for looking totally catatonic.
More than 60 years after being plucked from the Polish National Museum by German S.S. commander Benne von Arent, two paintings by the Polish Impressionist Julian Falat are headed back to their homeland.