Articles by Verena Dobnik



Survivor of Tsarist Pogroms Dies

  • 15 January 07
  • The Associated Press
""Bubbe"" Maryasha Garelik, who lived through the entire 20th century, surviving the pogroms of tsarist Russia, Soviet anti-Semitism and Nazi terror and then dispensing her wisdom to thousands of Lubavitch Jews, has died. She was 106.

$19 Million Later, Russian Tea Room to Reopen

  • 03 November 06
  • The Associated Press
Antique samovars, crimson leather banquettes and green walls adorn the New York institution.

American Architect Philip Johnson Dies at 98

  • 01 February 05
  • The Associated Press
Philip Johnson, whose austere ""glass box"" buildings and latter-day penchant for incorporating whimsical touches in his designs made him one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, has died at 98. Johnson died Tuesday at his home in New Canaan, Connecticut -- itself one of his most important creations.

Kasparov to Square Off On Virtual Chessboard

  • 11 November 03
  • The Associated Press
The world's top-ranked chess player is facing a high-tech challenge: playing a game invented more than a millennium ago, against a computer, with voice-activated moves posted on a virtual board.

Worldwide Anti-War Protests Draw Millions

  • 17 February 03
  • The Associated Press
Millions of protesters around the globe -- many of them marching in the capitals of America's allies -- demonstrated Saturday against U.S. plans to attack Iraq.

St. Pete Tenor Hits the West and High C's

  • 14 February 03
  • The Associated Press
St. Petersburg's Daniil Shtoda has been described as a kind of vocal prodigy and one of the most promising lyric tenors of his generation.

St. Pete Tenor Hits the West and High C's

  • 14 February 03
  • The Associated Press
St. Petersburg's Daniil Shtoda has been described as a kind of vocal prodigy and one of the most promising lyric tenors of his generation.

St. Patrick's Parades Honor Dead

  • 18 March 02
  • The Associated Press
St. Patrick's Day celebrations unfolded across the United States, led by the nation's oldest and largest parade in New York, which paused for a silent moment to honor the dead in a city healing from terrorism.

Bergonzi Sings Encore at 75

Chess King Takes On Net Rivals

Player Works Wonders on Four Strings

World Trade Center Blast Trial Starts in Manhattan

Peter's Wooden Boat Makes Visit to New York

'Operation Santa Claus' Makes Wishes Reality

Rosh Hashana Hits Internet

Kirov Baritone Takes World Stage