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In Barcelona, this elegant 14th-century work of art survives

In Barcelona, this elegant 14th-century work of art survives

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

A cold wind was blowing off the Mediterranean as a bright yellow taxi streaked through the gloom of a winter’s day in Barcelona in Caledonia, Spain. This was late January, and the taxi was ferrying this solo traveler from the central Eixample district through what seemed to be suburb after suburb to the Reial Monestir […]

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Dogs out at CSC, Big Sunday touts 20th, NGA sets record

Dogs out at CSC, Big Sunday touts 20th, NGA sets record

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Who let the dogs out?! Well, at the California Science Center’s 21st annual Discovery Ball, over 700 guests found out. They were greeted by the LAPD K–9 Unit, demonstrating what they do best with protective equipment in place, and by the LAFD with the fearless dogs of the National Disaster Search Foundation.  The cocktail hour […]

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Comedy, drama play out at Lake Erie, a soccer field and Chicago

Comedy, drama play out at Lake Erie, a soccer field and Chicago

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lackawanna Blues, A Magical Musical Reminiscence is performed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. He also wrote and directed this truly magical, entertaining evening. The story was also told in the award-winning HBO film of the same name. Accompanying him on stage is Grammy-winning blues guitarist and composer Chris Thomas King. This reminiscence (the time is 1956) is […]

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The Huntington you may not know: Archer Huntington

The Huntington you may not know: Archer Huntington

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archer M. Huntington (1870-1955) had a young man’s dream — which he fulfilled after the death, in 1900, of his unimaginably wealthy father, Collis P. Huntington — to establish a microcosm of Spain in the United States. The Hispanic Society Museum & Library, in upper Manhattan, opened to the public in 1908, with the purpose […]

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Home Ground: What God hath intended: jellies, jams

Home Ground: What God hath intended: jellies, jams

| February 22, 2019 | 1 Comment

Pectin makes it all possible. Pectin is one of God’s best ideas, purveyed in fruity packages. No question: God intended us to have jellies and jams and marmalade. This is why I take my marmalade straight, by the spoonful. To that end, my friend and I, in Los Angeles, set out to make marmalade, inspired […]

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New vista for mid-life divorcé, latest take on Anne Frank

New vista for mid-life divorcé, latest take on Anne Frank

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Linda Vista by Tracy Letts (author of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning “August: Osage County”) takes place at the titular Linda Vista (translation: nice view) located near San Diego, California. Wheeler (Ian Barford) is in a full-blown mid-life crisis. Fifty years old, recently divorced with a problem child, he is attempting to make […]

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