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A Disturbing Week In Professional Sports

By Mark Barkawitz, published on Jul 25, 2007

...Tim Donaghy has a gambling problem. Not only did Donaghy bet on games in which he officiated, he is accused of shaving points in those games to fix the results for mafia associates. Donaghy makes Pete Rose smell like a rose. Not to be outdone by the Americans, Europe’s Tour de France has once again been hit with a doping scandal. Fan favorite Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan, who recently won two stages of the cycling world’s greatest annual event, has tested positive for blood-doping. Really? Anyone surprised in a sport so rich in the history of chemical... (more)

Tags: baseball, atlanta, france, basketball, football, nfl

San Francisco Was a Major League All-Star Host

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jul 11, 2007

San Francisco can be proud of the job it performed as the host of this year’s MLB All-Star Game. I personally got a chance to attend many of the festivities surrounding the event. Wherever I went, I talked to fans that had traveled from long distances (Japan, France, Holland, etc.) to be at the game, and all of them mentioned how much they loved San Francisco. Yes, the City by the Bay really rolled out the red carpet for this one and it showed. Of course, I did everything I could to participate in All-Star Week, except for the most important thing (at least to me) which was actually being... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco, france, jesus, japan

In search of the Perfect...Jean

By Clint Cedillo, published on Jun 28, 2007

... sailors and California gold miners as sturdy work pants, jeans have are now worn by the young as a statement of their generation, and by the fashionable, who are conscious of the prestige conveyed by designer names. Denim cloth itself has an unusual history. The name comes from serge de Nimes, France...hence De Nimes or Denim. Originally, it was strong material made from wool. By the 1700s, it was made from wool and cotton. Only later was it made solely from cotton. Originally, it was used to make sails, but eventually, some innovative Genovese sailors thought it fit that such fine, strong... (more)

Tags: france, hip-hop, california, fashion

Americans a necessary evil

By lamarqueza, published on May 29, 2007

...this city well enough yet having only been here barely a year. We went to this party in these apartments near Rice University. There were many people there and I already felt like I was attending a session at the UN. This party was filled with people from all many different countries; Spain, France, Germany, Romania, and of course Turkey. There were many Turkish people at this party. We learned many of these people were young; twenty-something’s earning their doctorate degrees in various fields ranging from medicine to economics. They were attending Rice University, the University... (more)

Tags: iraq, france, medicine, germany

Finding The Confidence to 'Suit Yourself'

By KLiedle, published on May 15, 2007

Do a bit of traveling, and you’ll be amazed at the spectrum of shapes and sizes that you’ll find at the beach. I’ve seen topless bikini bathers in France, hairy Mediterranean men in neon-colored Speedos, full-figured women sprawled out like cats in the sun living La Dolce Vita in Naples. In Puerto Rico, I saw the strangest collection of people I’d ever seen – including a male beachgoer with serious man-breasts and a funny-looking older guy with wishbone-like toothpick legs happily jogging alongside the beach. Then, there’s the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode in which Larry David... (more)

Tags: france

Haut-Chocolat for Maman

By V, published on May 10, 2007

...bush herbs while in Australia." You might wonder how I know all this. I know all this because 32 year old entrepreneur and chocolatier extraordinaire Katrina Markoff, stole my life and I'm insanely jealous. I am also a devotee. Katrina Markoff studied classical cooking at the Cordon Bleu in France and then apprenticed under acclaimed Spanish chef Ferran Adria. After traveling the world researching the exotic foodstuffs that would provide inspiration for her exquisite and unusual chocolate recipes, she returned to her native Chicago and with a loan backed by the Small Business... (more)

Tags: new york, france, australia

Christ & Choquette: What a Claim! Jews and Christians Beware

By Savattra, published on May 8, 2007

Sonia Choquette wrote in her autobiography "Diary of a Psychic" that Jesus Christ taught her to be psychic in a past life. In her book "Ask Your Guides" she claims several past lives in France plus one as an Essene. The Essenes were an ancient Jewish order 2000 years ago who were actively awaiting the promised Messiah from Moses. In the past few years as Choquette's popularity has increased with help from Hay House .... I have witnessed a number of fringe Jews AND Christians become immersed in her work because of these claims. Sonia draws them in because such statements seem to coincide with... (more)

Tags: france, judaism, religion, christianity, jesus

BrooWaha: Mobilizing citizen journalists

By Poh Si Teng, published on Apr 19, 2007

...engineer in Los Angeles and still work on BrooWaha during my spare time. I maintain the website, fix bugs and design new features. I am starting to look for help to keep up with the growing popularity of the website. Poh Si: What do you think of mainstream media? Ariel: I grew up in France where I thought news on TV was bad but when I moved to the US I was appalled by the low quantity and quality of newsworthy information shared. The simple fact that news programming is interrupted by commercials is unacceptable to me. Even worse are the channels that tease viewers with previews... (more)

Tags: los angeles, venice beach, journalism, citizen journalism, atlanta, france, movie, israel, broowaha

La Haine, now in the US

By Ariel, published on Apr 18, 2007

More than 12 years after it hit the theaters in France and took the international film world by storm, La Haine (French for 'hate'), was finally released on DVD in the US today. Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz when he was just twenty-nine years old, this masterpiece of French cinema depicts the lives of three teenagers facing the realities of France's deep identity crisis. As the writers at www.criterion.com rivetingly describe the plot: "Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Hubert (Hubert Koundé), and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui)—a... (more)

Tags: france, movie, broowaha

Thank GOD for The Second Amendment

By D. E. Carson, published on Apr 18, 2007

...to argue in support of or against my article. You can go find it if you like, it is titled “Constitution 101: The Second Amendment”. Following the massacre at Virginia Tech, I am still unwavering in my support of the Second Amendment and I am incensed at newspapers in England, France, Germany and elsewhere that sought to criticize our Second Amendment. To them I say, “I don’t tell you how to run your country so keep your cotton-pickin’ nose to yourself and don’t tell me how to run mine!” Frankly, I don’t give a damn about what other ... (more)

Tags: france, australia, germany

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