After you’ve been swept up in the glitz and glitter of Hollywood and seen the attractions, trying looking up … way up. You’ll see some beautiful architecture often forgotten amidst the bright lights and stars.
Archives for June 2010
Did an epileptic seizure lay the groundwork for Christianity to spread through the Roman Empire two thousand years ago? Writer and doctor George Burden takes readers on a fascinating journey of medical discovery.
“I started out so inspired by my elders, and I got to play with many of the guys I listened to on records, like Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock , and Steve Swallow for that matter. Then you get to pass it on. That’s the way life works. In music, we really […]
We often hear people say, “Well, I wouldn’t be who I am today without my past.” Yes, I would agree that we are products of the experiences that lay behind us; however, I would also argue that the past is not what defines who we are in this present moment.
On a trip to Madrid, Julia McLean takes her husband to see a bullfight and discovers a combination of bravery, splendour and old bull.
Andrea Warner talks film making, strong women, and dream catchers with Sundance Award-winning writer/director Debra Granik whose film Winter’s Bone is nothing short of transformative.
On Good Friday, April 13th, 1906, the sheriff’s wife falsely accused two black men of rape. The next day, over 6,000 people watched as Horace B. Duncan and Fred Coker were hanged and burned in the Public Square. The mob returned to the jail, grabbed another black man, set up a mock trial and repeated the atrocity. By Easter Sunday, hundreds of blacks had abandoned their businesses, homes, properties, farmlands and livestock…
She left home without a map, confident that the “big green signs” along the highway would guide her safely to her destination. But then the “big green signs” disappeared and the road got windy…
My memories of my father start before I was five, then disappear until I reach 14. Those were the years of the abuse and torture. After I turned 14, everything changed. I believe now that’s the time when my mother learned the truth…
As luck would have it, the 50th year anniversary of Harper Lee’s sole, yet widely read, novel To Kill A Mockingbird dovetailed nicely with Father’s Day this year. I say luckily because even when I first read this book as a 16 year old, I knew that in reading about one of the central characters, a taciturn and principled Southern lawyer who takes an impossible, unwinnable case — was more than just a character. Atticus Finch was a colossus, with a humility that belies his true strength. And most importantly, he was a dedicated father.