Ben Affleck, accepts the award for best picture for “Argo,” as the cast and crew look on during the Oscars in Los Angeles-AP

Ben Affleck, accepts the award for best picture for “Argo,” as the cast and crew look on during the Oscars in Los Angeles-AP

Ben Affleck, accepts the award for best picture for “Argo,” as the cast and crew look on during the Oscars in Los Angeles-AP

Columnists

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.

In the Prussian town of Königsberg, the river Pregel had seven bridges connecting two small islands in it to the two sides of the town as well as to each other.