Columnists »BizHawk: Lafond Winery Taps Sisters to Manage New Tasting Room in Funk Zone [BizHawk is published weekly, and includes items of interest to the business community. Share your business news, including employee announcements and personnel moves, by emailing email@example.com.] Lafond Winery will open its first tasting room in Santa ... 04/16/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
United Boys & Girls Clubs Gearing Up for Benefit Car Rally who gather in Montecito every Sunday from 8 to 10 a.m. The rally will raise funds to support the United Boys & Girls Club’s four club sites and five satellite locations, which collectively serve more than 7,000 youth every year through after-school and ... 04/8/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Look at it this way As the idea has gained ground that the euro zone might form an EU inner circle, so Europe itself has come to seem ... These are not fringe voices: fully 81 Tory MPs defied their party to vote against the government in a recent bill calling for a referendum. 11/11/2011 - 11:00 am | View Link
Dear Prudence on family members who call way too often. on pedestrians. I did a bit of research and could only find one etiquette book that mentions this sidewalk rule. Am I just another clueless pseudo-gentleman or is she hopelessly old fashioned? -Thinks he may have mucked it up Emily Yoffe: It's good you ... 03/22/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Iraq open thread: a challenge to dKos members There have been many, many diaries regarding the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Most of these diaries advocate withdrawal, and inevitably, the discussion turns to "how should we withdraw? Over what time period? Should we leave some troops there over ... 08/20/2005 - 10:03 am | View Link
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In “Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art,” the adventure-travel writer Carl Hoffman delivers the promised goods, and more. For beyond the exotic and violent story it tells, Mr. Hoffman’s book also offers insight on the limits of human commonality.
Peter Matthiessen died of leukemia April 5, three days before publication of his curiously unfulfilling final novel. A complex man whose 86 years encompassed espionage, writing, naturalism and meditation, Mr. Matthiessen focused on big themes such as ecology, spirituality and identity. Emphatically not a writer of “entertainments,” he is the only person to have won the National Book Award in both fiction (“Shadow Country,” 2008) and nonfiction (“The Snow Leopard,” 1979).
Early this year, American photojournalist John Stanmeyer captured an image of African migrants near Djibouti City silhouetted by the moonlit waters of the Indian Ocean, with arms stretched to the heavens — cell phones in hand — in search of signal strength from nearby Somalia. It filled many of us with awe.
Since the Securities and Exchange Commission blessed the conversion of America's stock exchanges from capitalist brokers' cooperatives to privately owned, for-profit markets, the bright-jacketed brokers who once jammed busy trading floors have mostly "gone upstairs" to buy and sell from office computer screens.
The one image that burns into the viewer's memory on watching Gandhi, the multiple Oscar-winning film by Richard Attenborough, is the scene where a young Gandhi is thrown off a train at Pietermaritzburg in South Africa after refusing to move from the first-class car reserved for whites.