Jackie Sane

  * Movies - They Shall Not Grow Old * Books- The New Iberia Blues: a Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke * Music - Heard It in a Past Life by

The Art of Being Portuguese

As a former Portuguese enclave, Macau is known to have numerous Portuguese restaurants. For those who are well acquainted with the cuisine, there is always the impression

The Stateside Spirit II

(Continued from “The Stateside Spirit” on 11 January 2019) True to the American spirit, the development of bourbon was the result of private enterprise rather than imperial

News of The World | Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

For decades, Jackie Shane was a musical mystery: a riveting black transgender soul singer who packed nightclubs in Toronto in the 1960s, but then disappeared after 1971.

James Lee Burke’s new novel is engaging, emotional mystery

James Lee Burke’s novels have mysteries that light the fuse of the story, but the almost poetic prose sets his novels apart. A boy that detective Dave

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ is an immersive marvel

Director Peter Jackson is upfront about what audiences should not expect from his unconventional World War I documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old.” This is a film

Three is a crowd

  * Movies: Cold War * Books: “The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George * Washington” by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch * Music: “Mi Luz Mayor” by Eddie Palmieri * Wine: The

In ‘Cold War,’ a love exiled by communism

Joanna Kulig plays the role of a striking, sultry blonde named Zuzanna, or Zula It took “Aquaman” two and a half hours just to put a fancy trident

‘The First Conspiracy’ unspools plot on Washington in 1776

George Washington faced some big problems as he tried to fortify New York City against British forces in the summer of 1776. His ragtag army was woefully short on

Eddie Palmieri’s latest will move you to dance

It might be the winter season for the U.S., but Eddie Palmieri brings the sunshine and warmth with his latest album, “Mi Luz Mayor.” The Spanish Harlem,

News Of The World | No more than one wife: Israel looks to tackle Bedouin polygamy

On Hadra al-Faqira’s wedding anniversary, just weeks after she gave birth to a daughter, her husband walked out and took a second wife. She hasn’t seen him since he

The Stateside Spirit

Comparatively unchained by customs and traditions, the great U.S. of A. boasts arguably the widest range of whiskey styles anywhere on earth. Having said that, bourbon remains the

food & beverage | Key tips on how to avoid making your tabbouleh salad soggy

Tabbouleh is a signature Levantine salad made of bulgur, parsley, tomato, and onion steeped in a penetrating mint and lemon dressing. We started by salting the

Seen from high above

* Movies: Destroyer * Books: “Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood” by Karina Longworth * Music: Other People’s Stuff by John Mellencamp * Wine:

Nicole Kidman as a hardened LA cop in ‘Destroyer’

A different Nicole Kidman stares out at us under the harsh Los Angeles sun of the neo-noir “Destroyer.” The actress who famously donned a prosthetic nose for “The Hours” has

In ‘Seduction,’ Howard Hughes’ Hollywood no haven for women

Hollywood history for the #MeToo movement, Karina Longworth’s “Seduction” is an astute and entertaining takedown of the movie industry, the press and the multimillionaire turned wannabe filmmaker

Mellencamp puts fearless touch on American classics

In his youth John Mellencamp was known to be cocky. That brashness carried him to the big stage, where he became a stadium- scale rocker with an

News Of The World | Memorable news satellite photos of 2018

From Russian war games to lava flows on Hawaii to raging fires in California, images gathered from high above Earth by satellites in 2018 delivered a unique perspective on

The Rhodanien Analogue

Even if bestowed with singular character and outstanding quality, many grape varieties nonetheless remain at the regional level rather than becoming international varieties; not that becoming one is

food & beverage | Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you’re planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you’re sure to find a fierce debate

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