The cannabis ultra | In Israel elections

  * Movies: The Mustang * Books: The Liar’s Child by Carla Buckley * Music: Immigrance by Snarky Puppy * Wine: The Vinous Future – in the Winery * Food: Delicious Endeavors   DOWNLOAD

An untamed man and horse connect in ‘The Mustang’

We don’t find out our protagonist’s name for quite some time in “The Mustang,” the feature debut of French writer-director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. All we know

‘The Liar’s Child’ is a compelling story

Young Cassie and her 5-year-old brother, Boon, live at the Paradise apartments near North Carolina’s Outer Banks and are dealing with a broken home. Their mom left

Snarky Puppy’s ‘Immigrance’ emulates live experience

With musicians from all over the United States, as well as Argentina, Canada and Japan, to name a few, and instruments from as far away as Egypt

News of the World | Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

The Cinderella story of Israel’s current election campaign is a fringe party led by an ultranationalist libertarian with a criminal record who vows to legalize marijuana, and

The Vinous Future – in the Winery

When the green shoots of organic wine began to appear in the 70s and 80s of the past century, it was sniffed at as nothing more than marketing

Food | Delicious Endeavors

Slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the Cotai Strip, Altira Macau is known among tourists and locals alike as one of the most luxurious hotels

Local newspapers fading away | The case of Waynesville

  * Movies: Triple Frontier * Books: “Daisy Jones &The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid * Music: Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 by Todd Snider

In ‘Triple Frontier,’ a special-ops heist goes awry

Job opportunities seldom diverge as greatly as they do for the former special forces operatives of J.C. Chandor’s “Triple Frontier.” There is selling condos or taking contract

‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ will draw you in

Set in the drugs and rock ‘n’ roll culture of 1970s, the story begins with an LA “it girl” named Daisy Jones whose big blue eyes

Johnny Cash’s cabin is setting for fine Todd Snider album

The microphone pops when Todd Snider delivers an especially emphatic lyric, and his chair creaks under the weight of his performance. The rustic charm of the setting

Decline in readers, ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold

Five minutes late, Darrell Todd Maurina sweeps into a meeting room and plugs in his laptop computer. He places a Wi-Fi hotspot on the table and turns

Travelog | Across Baghdad, a moment of respite and guarded hope

Baghdad’s main commercial district has seen more bombings than its residents can count. Death visited almost daily during times of war — most horrifically, a 2015 suicide

The Land of the Eagles II

(Continued from “Land of the Eagles” on 12 February 2019) To this day, the flag and coat-of-arms of Albania still prominently feature those of Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg’s. Indeed, the

Meanwhile in Vegas

  * Movies: Gloria Bel * Books: The Malta Exchange by Steve Berry * Music: Nick Waterhouse by Nick Waterhouse * Wine: The Oriental Republic II * Lifestyle: 11 things you can do

Julianne Moore shines in ‘Gloria Bell’

Everyone is vanishing around Julianne Moore’s title character in Sebastian Lelio’s “Gloria Bell.” The disappearances don’t come with blood-curdling shrieks or thundering score cues, but with the

‘Malta Exchange’ is blend of history and thrills

Steve Berry’s pragmatic hero Cotton Malone soon regrets taking on what is supposed to be a simple mission in “The Malta Exchange,” the latest blend of history

Nick Waterhouse makes old soul sounds for new themes

There’s an exit/and there’s a way out/the two just ain’t the same is a typical lyric from Nick Waterhouse’s self-titled fourth album, a collection that stays true

News Of The World | Las Vegas bets on Elon Musk for tunnel transit system

Las Vegas’ tourism agency announced yesterday it is recommending that an enterprise backed by the divisive billionaire receive a contract to build and operate an underground tunnel

The Oriental Republic II

(Continued from “The Oriental Republic” on 15 February 2019) Lying between the 30th and 35th parallels north, indeed latitudinally on a par with the leading wine-producing regions in Chiles,

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