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Rising From The Ashes: ANAHEIM WHITE HOUSE

Rising From The Ashes: ANAHEIM WHITE HOUSE

[ 0 ] December 15, 2017

by bill biss –  Bruno Serato, the owner of the revered dining establishment known for three decades as Anaheim White House, is a remarkable humanitarian in his charity work and a chef supremo, putting his passion, talent and heart into every detail. In February of this year, Serato, his family and staff watched as their […]

THE SHAPE OF WATER: Reinventing A Childhood Classic - Del Toro Style

THE SHAPE OF WATER: Reinventing A Childhood Classic – Del Toro Style

[ 0 ] December 12, 2017

by chris carpenter –  As a boy, acclaimed writer-director Guillermo del Toro thought the title monster of his favorite movie, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, and the human woman with whom it was smitten should have swum off into the sunset together. Del Toro has now taken a step toward correcting this perceived slight […]

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

[ 0 ] December 1, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND CHARLES DICKENS AND THE WORLD’S MOST BELOVED TALE ~ by joel martens ~ Utter the phrase “Bah Humbug!” and there isn’t a person on the planet or at least very few, who won’t be transported to the dark, inhospitable world that surrounds the old crank, Ebenezer Scrooge. There are few books that […]

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

[ 1 ] December 1, 2017

A VOYAGE TROUGHT DISCOVERY AND DESIRE ~ by joel martens ~   Who among us doesn’t remember those disconcerting first twinges of sexual attraction? How about the rush of discovery when the attraction was reciprocated? Then, the breathless, heady intensity that followed during the pursuit of, or the chase by, the object of that attraction…those […]

KELLY CLARKSON

KELLY CLARKSON

[ 0 ] November 15, 2017

MEANING OF LIFE The Girl Next Door All Grown Up ~ by joel martens ~ She hasn’t stopped singing, writing and perfecting her sound over the course of that 15 years. Even if you based success solely on her latest musical effort, Meaning of Life, it would still be resoundingly true. She is in her […]

RANDY RAINBOW: Mastering Musical Mockery

RANDY RAINBOW: Mastering Musical Mockery

[ 0 ] November 13, 2017

by tim parks –  With a song in his heart and a wicked sense of humor up his sleeve, Randy Rainbow has made quite a name for himself in the world of parody…And yes, that is his real surname. The New York-based comedian, writer and YouTube sensation has been called “The best thing about the […]

CAMP NO COUNSELORS

CAMP NO COUNSELORS

[ 0 ] November 9, 2017

GAYS AND LESBIANS AND QUEERS, OH MY! It’s Not Just Child’s Play ~by joel martens ~ How many who are reading this, didn’t have a great camping experience when they were a kid? Being gay for many of was already like being lost in a proverbial forest of the straight and narrow, so it stands […]

BEATS PER MINUTE (BPM)

BEATS PER MINUTE (BPM)

[ 0 ] November 7, 2017

FRANCE’S AIDS BIOPIC This Oscar Contender is Already a Winner ~ by chris carpenter ~ A number of powerful films depicting the early years of the HIV/AIDS crisis are rightly considered classics. Parting Glances, And The Band Played On, Longtime Companion and Philadelphia helped to open the world’s eyes and hearts before there were any […]

SAN DIEGO OPERA: AS ONE

SAN DIEGO OPERA: AS ONE

[ 0 ] November 1, 2017

TRANSFORMING THE FACE OF SELF-DISCOVERY Blythe Gaissert Kelly Markgraf Every once in a while, you get to bear witness to something that changes not only your view on the world but alters the course for everyone who comes in contact with it. A powerful book, film, work of art, a breathtaking natural setting or a […]

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 […]

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