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Warwick's in May.. writes fabulous historical novels, thrillers...
Letters From Georgia O'Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz, Ernest Hemingway, and More
By Maria Popova
Jan 17 2012, 4:30 PM ET
Lessons in love and the early stirrings of genius appear in the casual correspondence of literary greats.
The much anticipated TiVo App for Android Phones is officially here! Now you can search, browse, explore and share comments about your favorite TV show or movie without interrupting what you’re already watching on your TiVo® DVR. If that’s not enough you’ll also be able to schedule your programs on the go and have the ability to use your phone as a remote. The TiVo App for Android Phones is now available.
UC-San Diego charges a lower sticker price than its sister schools in our top-ten rankings and delivers enough financial aid to bring the average cost after need-based aid to only $10,317. Near both the Mexican border and the Pacific Ocean, this top research institution gives students plenty of opportunity for expanding their horizons. And have we mentioned the great weather?
Love these old posters.. colorful, fun, retro, nostalgic all...
The Golden State's reputation as a fantasized place of new beginnings and harsh disappointments — expressed in the writings of Steinbeck, Twain, Didion and Mosley, among others — is being explored on college campuses across the nation.
Queen Elizabeth 2 sets sail for retirement
Cunard ship left New York for the last time, will become hotel in Dubai
Image: The Queen Elizabeth 2 The Queen Elizabeth 2 sails down the Hudson River as she sails out of New York for the final time.
Reuters, updated 8:23 a.m. PT, Fri., Oct. 17, 2008
NEW YORK - British queens typically don't retire to Dubai, but the Queen Elizabeth 2, arguably the world's most famous ocean liner, has never been typical.
The 40-year-old Cunard ship sailed out of New York harbor for the last time this week accompanied by the far larger Queen Mary 2 en route to Dubai where she will live out her years as a hotel. "She will always be remembered as the best loved ship in the world and we are delighted that she will be cherished by future generations of travelers at her new home in Dubai," said Carol Marlow, president of Cunard Line.
This wonderful historical archive from TIME magazine contains covers, articles, and excerpts from articles from 1923 to the present.. well-organized, with covers, and has some featured collections.. enjoy!
The Hollywood Librarian: Scenes from the world premiere at the American Library Association's 2007 Annual Conference
http://www.hollywoodlibrarian.com/production.html has the link to the video from the ALA Annual Conference premiere, along with some other video and audio links.. the trailer is online now, too.. enjoy!
Vegas cigar lounges roll out the welcome mat | Chicago Tribune
From the Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS | NIGHTLIFE
Vegas cigar lounges roll out the welcome mat
Smoking bans have increased, but Sin City offers the well-heeled a place to light up.
By Lark Ellen Gould, Special to The Times, Published June 3, 2007
Las Vegas takes its smoke seriously. So seriously, in fact, that recent changes in the state's smoking statutes have sent tavern brass to court and mall-walking tobacco lovers to the nearest smoking-allowed lounge, which is all good news to the city's elegant and aromatic cigar bars.
You will find dozens of smoke dens throughout the valley. Places such as the Tinder Box and the Whiskey Attic sell the usual brands of sticks and stogies with a sofa or two for those who want to smoke on site.
But precious few spots cater to the aficionado who likes his or her tobacco from the Dominican Republic or the Canary Islands, aged at least six months and rolled just so, accompanied by a fine blue Scotch, good conversation and the memory, still on the palate, of a spectacular meal.
Source: Vegas cigar lounges roll out the welcome mat | Chicago Tribune
There's still a few cool places with some people who enjoy smoking cigars.. and some of the ambiance of relaxation.. one more reason Vegas is a number one destination: you can find what you want (to do) in Vegas.. just watch the heat in the summer ;) ...
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The infinite shag
Landlocked and in penny loafers, shag enthusiasts keep the beat moving
JULY 26, 2006, BY CHRIS TOENES
She smiles wide, bobbing her head to the beat and holding a tray of takeout, standing outside of Shorty's, a sports bar and hangout next door to Chapel Hill music haven Local 506, peering through a window. The band wears Hawaiian shirts and dress shoes, and headset microphones that look showy, relative to the typical West Franklin Street bar band. All around, TVs flicker with sports, fighting for space between neon signs. This could be any bar.
But the woman's look says it all: Are the people inside really twirling each other around and shuffling their feet to an old Temptations cover? In a sports bar? In Chapel Hill?
She doesn't realize that, inside, there's a beach music show under way in the Southern Part of Heaven known more for an arms-crossed, hipster non-dance crowd than a full-fledged jitterbug offshoot. She's peeking into the world of Carolina Shag, an unofficial collective of 50 shag clubs statewide. The music and dance tradition is especially vital here in the Piedmont, and several of its most loyal proponents are here, dancing away on a Tuesday night. They're not only moving their feet and grinning wide, but they're also helping to keep this uniquely Carolina tradition alive.
Great long article on the history of one cool dance, the shag.. the article includes a timeline and great links to hear and find out more.. ah, the shuffle in the sand on concrete at Ocean Drive (OD) beach...
Weekend in New York
Independent Bookstores: Cozy, Friendly, Full of Surprises
By SETH KUGEL, Published: January 7, 2007
NEW YORK has always been known as a city capable of sating any desire: for money, for high fashion, for companionship. But if you're just a bespectacled out-of-towner who suffers from simple book lust, its eclectic collection of independent bookstores can scratch your itch, too.
Even with the Jolly Green Corporate Bookstore Giant spreading its shelves throughout Manhattan faster than Meg Ryan's 1998 laptop can say “You've got mail,” the city still has many spots where specialized collections, cozy atmosphere and friendly and knowledgeable staff win out over huge selection, standardized décor and jam-packed cafes (serving coffee from that other Jolly Green Corporate Giant).
The Complete Traveller Bookstore is the perfect example of a tiny shop that can suck you in and not spit you out till hours later, lost in dreamy thoughts of other places and times. It is set up like the travel section of a regular bookstore — that is, geographically — except that all the books here are vintage, if not downright ancient.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Mojo Mom Picks: 12 great things about North Carolina
I adore my adopted home state. I was talking to my husband this morning about what makes North Carolina special. He sees a culture of connectedness, which I think is a great way to put it.
Michael said, "Other places I've lived, like New York and California, are places to go to school or work, but North Carolina is a place to put down roots and call home. New York has ionic bonds and North Carolina has covalent bonds."
Much to our delight, we have been embraced by our Chapel Hill community as transplanted North Carolinians.
Mojo Mom has a great post about 12 great things about my home state, North Carolina.. take a visit, explore the links, and like any good list like this, you'll see why North Carolina is a very special state (and "home") to me...