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BILLIE JEAN KING AND EMMA STONE

BILLIE JEAN KING AND EMMA STONE

[ 0 ] October 5, 2017

BATTLE OF THE SEXES Winning The Gender Game ~ by joel martens ~ Forty-four years ago, in 1973, things were very different for many in this country. Though the Equal Rights Amendment banning discrimination based on sex was passed by Congress on March 22, 1972, women were still battling their way out from under an […]

MICHAEL CARBONARO

MICHAEL CARBONARO

[ 0 ] October 5, 2017

BEHIND THE MAGICIAN’S CAPE The Carbonaro Effect: It’s Not All Illusion ~ by joel martens ~ Who doesn’t love a good prank or slight-of-hand? That delightful sense of glee when you’ve managed to “pull the wool” over someone’s eyes, catching them unawares…And hopefully making them laugh as they discover they’ve been duped? We’ve all experienced […]

ANTHONY RAPP

ANTHONY RAPP

[ 0 ] October 5, 2017

STAR TREK DISCOVERY Going Where No One Has Gone Before ~ by joel martens ~ Who can forget the inimitable words spoken by Shatner’s Captain Kirk, beginning each episode of Gene Roddenberry’s original Star Trek television series: “Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange […]

GOLDEN FOODIE AWARDS: "The Best of The Best..." Gets Better

GOLDEN FOODIE AWARDS: “The Best of The Best…” Gets Better

[ 0 ] September 11, 2017

by tony reverditto The Golden Foodie Awards (GFA) is one of the most glamorous events in Orange County and is the brainchild of Pamela Waitt (Pam), president and founder. Her calendar is quite full, on top of the Golden Foodies, she also produces Orange County Restaurant Week’s Launch Party and brought to fruition last month’s […]

MOISES SERRANO

MOISES SERRANO

[ 0 ] September 11, 2017

FORBIDDEN: UNDOCUMENTED AND QUEER IN RURAL AMERICA ~ by joel martens ~ As members of the LGBTQ community, we have a deep understanding of what it is to struggle against being different and having to fight against that isolation and its oppressive nature. The process of personal and then social acceptance around those biologically born […]

DAVID BROMSTAD

DAVID BROMSTAD

[ 1 ] September 7, 2017

DREAMING BIG FINDING THAT PERFECT FIT ~ by joel martens ~ What can you say about HGTV’s David Bromstad? This host/designer/home expert, is unendingly energetic, completely disarming, downright charming and last but not least has a wicked sense of humor. His oft-donned smile and that quick humor has endeared him to HGTV audiences since he […]

INSPIRING LANDSCAPE TRENDS

INSPIRING LANDSCAPE TRENDS

[ 0 ] September 6, 2017

EMBRACING THE CALIFORNIA TOPOGRAPHY ~ by michael douglas brennan ~ It is encouraging to know that people today are expecting much more from their home landscapes than they did in the past. Standard home landscapes of yesteryear were dominated by big thirsty lawns and plantings, but these days, people are moving toward more thoughtful designs […]

KIRSTIN

KIRSTIN

[ 0 ] September 5, 2017

PENTATONIX, GOING SOLO AND L O V E ~ by joel martens ~ If you don’t know who Pentatonix is…Then child you just haven’t been listening. Named for the pentatonic scale, which is made up of five notes that smartly represent each of the group’s five members: Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kevin Olusola, Avi Kaplan […]

IRA GLASS

IRA GLASS

[ 0 ] August 11, 2017

ON THE ROAD WITH THIS AMERICAN LIFE ~ by joel martens ~ If you haven’t heard of NPR’s This American Life, it’s high time for you to discover this wonderful gem. The weekly episodic radio show, hosted by the indomitable Ira Glass, is a jewel in the crown of American broadcasting. The show follows a […]

TODRICK HALL

TODRICK HALL

[ 0 ] August 9, 2017

STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ Hold On To Your Broomsticks, Bitches! ~ by joel martens ~ “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore…” That’s the indelible line Judy Garland made famous, as she landed amongst the Munchkins in the fabled, fairytale land of Oz. Rightly so, for many a gay man, she and the beloved […]

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