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  • Film Review: Layers of meaning line 'Venus in Fur'

    Film Review: Layers of meaning line 'Venus in Fur'
    Roman Polanski's adaptation of David Ives's play "Venus in Fur" — itself a sort of meta-adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 short novella (whose title is usually translated as "Venus in Furs") — is, among other things, a bouillabaisse of irony and the self-reflective. It's so "meta" that it's hard to know where to begin.
  • Letter: There is no comfort in "so-called" phrase

    I am writing this letter to complain about your repeated use of the term “so-called” when describing the comfort women who are honored by the Glendale Comfort Women Statue. Brittany Levine has been covering the controversy over the Glendale...

    Firm shies from comfort-women statue lawsuit

    Firm shies from comfort-women statue lawsuit
    Despite filing court documents this week opposing Glendale’s request to dismiss a federal lawsuit calling for the removal of a city statue honoring women used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, the law firm representing...

    Attorneys for city seek dismissal of comfort-women lawsuit

    Attorneys for city seek dismissal of comfort-women lawsuit
    Attorneys for the city of Glendale asked a federal judge last week to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city that calls for the removal of a local statue honoring women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II....

    Comfort women statue opponents sway Buena Park

    A memorial in Glendale to sex slaves who served the Japanese army during World War II has aggravated an overseas opposition group that has now turned its attention to a similar proposal in Buena Park. Members of the opposition group — which...