Hosseini is Kearney's only master mender of timepieces
Amid grandfather clocks, wall clocks, mantel clocks, Seiko watches and a few dainty cuckoo clocks, Saadat Hosseini sits peering through a magnifying loop at a tiny hair spring that is just .02 millimeters in size, as tiny as the head of a pin. He ...
February 28, 2015
A chronology of those who died in 2014
Saul Zaentz, 92, a music producer whose second career as a filmmaker brought him best-picture Academy Awards for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” ''Amadeus” and “The English Patient,” in San Francisco. . Murray Weidenbaum, 87, a White House ...
December 31, 2014
Oscar the idiot: 87 of the Academy Awards' biggest blunders, Part 1 — 1927-1959
Only director King Vidor got a nomination for this movie about the life of a Southern black sharecropper — in part because he was praised for wringing such a good movie out of the, ahem, non-professional, all-black cast and crew. 17th (1944 ...
February 19, 2015
Madeira: An island of flowers
With feet back on terra firma, walks through the unique and vast UNESCO World Natural Heritage classified Laurissilva Forest, whose leafy laurel trees occupy more than 20 per cent of the mountainous island's surface, and alongside the 'Levada ...
August 29, 2014
Bugged cuckoo clock scandal rocks government
Although cuckoo clocks are widely believed to be a Swiss invention, they actually originated in the Black Forest region of southern Germany in the mid-18th century. The “chalet” style originated at the end of the 19th century in Switzerland, when they ...
April 1, 2011
Obama Administration Lifts Deep-Water Drilling Moratorium
Bernard Duroc-Danner, an executive of Weatherford, which makes parts for offshore drilling, warned that the increased cost of the drilling operation could cause big changes. “It is likely that there will be ownership shifts. A fair amount of properties ...
October 13, 2010
Google's Self-Driving Cars Are Cruising the California Highways
“The technology is ahead of the law in many areas,” said Bernard Lu, senior staff counsel for the California Department of Motor Vehicles. “If you look at the vehicle code, there are dozens of laws pertaining to the driver of a vehicle, and they all ...
October 11, 2010
For a celebration of the best of cinema, the Academy’s track record of failure is as long as its history. The Post’s David Berry combed through every year of nominees to find some iconic cinema moments that not only didn’t win, but didn’t even get the honour of a nomination. (*Disclaimer: Only categories that were included in the ever-changing lineup of awards were included for any given year. A miss applied only to the specific category discussed: in some cases, the films themselves were nominated for other, usually lesser, Oscars, though you’d be surprised how often the Academy just whiffs completely. The Academy’s debut was inauspicious: founder Louis B. Mayer essentially admitted that lauding people was a great way to butter them up for business, and the first ceremony lasted 15 minutes. The first awards did start a trend that has been fairly durable even to this day, though, by ignoring this now landmark sci-fi film. It’s a bit fudgy these early years, because although there were technically no rules about the Academy not picking foreign films, they never seemed to even bother to consider them (see Mayer’s line about sucking up to collaborators). Only director King Vidor got a nomination for this movie about the life of a Southern black sharecropper — in part because he was praised for wringing such a good movie out of the, ahem, non-professional, all-black cast and crew.
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Germany's Baden-Württemberg is More Than Cuckoo Clocks and Black Forest Cakes
Imagine that you’re in a classic Mercedes-Benz for a top-down, wind-in-your-hair ride through the Black Forest. Your route overflows with castles, cuckoo clocks and cobblestone alleyways. In short, it is fairytale perfect. Where, you might ask ...
June 17, 2015
Black Forest: Visit the magical place that inspired fairy tales
Triberg also boasts three claims to fame: cuckoo clocks, Black Forest cake and Germany's highest waterfalls. The waterfall trails were busy with visitors watching the Gutach river plunge in seven cascades, over 160 meters (525 feet) into the valley below.
May 3, 2015
Germany’s Black Forest: Dark woods and mushrooms
Triberg also boasts three claims to fame: cuckoo clocks, Black Forest cake and Germany’s highest waterfalls. The waterfall trails were busy with visitors watching the Gutach river plunge in seven cascades, over 160 meters (525 feet) into the valley below.
May 2, 2015
Black Forest: Waterfalls and food
Triberg also boasts three claims to fame: cuckoo clocks, Black Forest cake and Germany's highest waterfalls. The waterfall trails were busy with visitors watching the Gutach river plunge in seven cascades. Next, we window-shopped for cuckoo clocks ...
April 26, 2015
Dark woods, mushrooms and the inspiration for Grimms fairytales
Triberg also boasts three claims to fame: cuckoo clocks, Black Forest cake and Germany’s highest waterfalls. The waterfall trails were busy with visitors watching the Gutach river plunge in seven cascades, over 160 metres (525 feet) into the valley below.
April 23, 2015
Specifically, bacon made by Black Forest Smokehouse ... a year ago. Cuckoo Callay stands out among the King Street crowd, partly because it's set back from the traffic. Inside, the eye-catching fit-out includes an arresting antlered cuckoo clock, a nod ...
January 30, 2015
German-American Festival begins today
Bernd Fehrenbach, president and owner of Fehrenbach Black Forest Clocks, hangs his authentic German cuckoo clocks for sale in preparation for the German-American Festival, which begins today at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon. The festival is open from 6 p.m. to ...
August 21, 2014