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Toronto unilaterally declared itself the world’s most diverse city. In reality this is not a great stretch with 140 languages and dialects throughout this collection...

with Sandra Grabman     Born in San Francisco to Irish-American parents, Lloyd Nolan was one of Hollywood’s most dependable and respected actors. Whether a...

MacLaine Metamorphosis   Shirley MacLaine’s latest reincarnation will be as Martha Levinson, the Countess of Grantham’s Mum, in the phenomenal television series Downton Abbey.  Stepping...

Photography by Heide Van Doren Betz       Over the past decade, on three occasions, I was the guest of the German Archeological Society,...

I will cut directly to the chase; holocaust deniers are idiots. Israel still has citizens with green tattoos from the death camps, difficult to refute....

  Several months ago the Los Angeles Opera staged Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen, the most discussed and written about work of opera...

  Elephant in the famous Burlington Arcade, painted by the artist Jack Vettriano, garnered the top price of $250,000 at auction. The rich and famous...

Heretics, atheists, agnostics or angels: all guide whatever one believes. There is only one God for us all, whether one be Buddhist, Christian, Hebrew, Muslim,...

In my last article I wrote about the famous Jeanette MacDonald song, “San Francisco”, from her movie of the same name. Now! Sing… “I Left...

      In the early years of Cuban tourism, a decade after the 1959 revolution, the beaches were spectacular and the purported first class...

Over 50,000 books on the American Civil War have been published.  Yet, one came along that blew them all away, Gone With the Wind.  It...

  My best friend Mike was a cop, now retired.  A very intelligent man except for his choice of vocation, and most would suggest his...

photography by Heide Van Doren Betz   The first sight when arriving in the California desert is that of the towering, imposing windmills. The visuals...

Would that we were all so lucky as to have a favorite relative who proves that life is a banquet, while overcoming insurmountable obstacles along...

I am not a Mac person. I wanted a computer, not to join a religious cult. Back in the stone age of digitization, I got...

The entrance to the exquisite Hotel, the Residence Phou Vao, which overlooks the exotic views of the Mekong Valley and the town of Luang Prabang....

I watched Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary ‘Sicko’ that berates the US health system for leaving 47.5 million Americans uninsured. The film critically compares methods of...