A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Brad Dexter

Brad Dexter (9. april 1917 – 11. decembar 2002; rođen kao Veljko Šošo) bio je američki glumac srpskog porekla. Glumačku karijeru je započeo nakon amaterskog bavljenja boksom i vojne službe u Drugom svetskom ratu. Specijalizovao se za karakterne uloge "tvrdih momaka", a najpoznatiji mu je nastup u znamenitom vesternu Sedam veličanstvenih.

Dexter je takođe bio poznat po burnom privatnom životu, pri čemu se isticao prvi brak s Peggy Lee. 1964. godine je spasio život Franku Sinatri i postao njegov prijatelj. Krajem 1970-ih je producirao TV-seriju Skag.

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Bred Dekster, čije je pravo ime bilo Veljko Sošo, igrao je brojnim filmskim ostvarenjima, među kojima su i "Asfalt na džungli" i "7 veličanstvenih". Glumio je zajedno i s Merlinin Monro, a njegov veliki prijatelj bio je Frenk Sinatra, kojem je i spasio život

Jedan od poznatijih holivudskih glumaca iz sredine dvadesetog veka bio je Bred Dekster, Amerikanac srpskog porekla. Rođen je 1917. godine u Goldfildu, u američkoj državi Nevada pod imenom Veljko Sošo.

Njegov maternji jezik bio je sprski, a važio je za zgodnom i markantnog glumca. Karijeru je započeo nakon Drugog svetskog rata, i počeo je da glumi pod imenom Beri Mičel.

Postao je ubrzo poznati holivudski glumac. Uzima ime Bred Dekster, a igrao je u mnogim čuvenim ostvarenjima. Između ostalog i u filmu “Džungla na asfaltu”, zajedno sa legendarnom Merilin Monro.

Takođe, igrao je u vesternu “7 veličanstvenih”, uz rame sa sjajnom glumačkom postavom koju su činili Stiv Mekvin, Jul Briner, Džejms Koburn, Čarls Bronson, Robert Von i Horst Buholc.

Bred je bio veliki prijatelj sa legendarnim Frenkom Sinatrom. Njihovo druženje počelo kada ga je Dekster spasio od davljenja. Zbog ovog herojskog čina, američki glumac srpskog porekla dobio je medalju Crveni krst, koja se dodeljuje za hrabrost.

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Walt Bogdanich

Walt Bogdanich became the investigations editor for the Business and Finance Desk of The New York Times in January 2001. He recently was named an assistant editor for the paper's newly expanded Investigative Desk.

Born in Chicago on October 10, 1950. Mr. Bogdanich graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1975 with a degree in political science. He received a master's degree in journalism from Ohio State University in 1976.

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Sailors of the Sky

A conversation with Fr. Stamatis Skliris and Fr. Marko Rupnik on contemporary Christian art

In these timely conversations led by Fr. Radovan Bigovic, many issues are introduced that enable the contemporary reader to deepen and expand his or her understanding of the role of art in the life of the Church. Here we find answers to questions on the crisis of contemporary ecclesiastical art in West and East; the impact of Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract painting on contemporary ecclesiastical painting; and a consideration of the main distrinction between iconography and secular painting. The dialogue, while resolving some doubts about the difference between iconography, religious painting, and painting in general, reconciles the requirement to obey inconographic canons with the freedom essential to artistic creativity, demonstrating that obedience to the canons is not a threat to the vitatlity of iconography. Both artists illumine the role of prayer and ascetisicm in the art of iconography. They also mention curcial differences between iconography in the Orthodox Church and in Roman Catholicism. How important thse distinctions are when exploring the relationship between contemporary theology and art! In a time when postmodern "metaphysics' revitalizes every concept, these masters still believe that, to some extent, Post-Modernism adds to the revitatiztion of Christian art, stimulating questions about "artistic inspiration" and the essential asethetic categories of Christian painting. Their exceptionally wide, yet nonetheless deep, expertise assists their not-so-everday connections between theology, ar, and modern issues concerning society: "society" taken in its broader meaning as "civilization." Finally, the entire artistic project of Stamatis and Rupnik has important ecumenical implications that aswer a genuine longing for unity in the Christian word.

The text of this 94-page soft-bound book has been translated from the Serbian by Ivana Jakovljevic, Fr. Gregory Edwards, and Andrijana Krstic. Published by Sebastian Press, Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Contemporary Christian Thought Series, number 7, First Edition, ISBN: 978-0-9719505-8-0