What It Really Means to Eat a Big Mac at the Arctic Circle
Being at McDonald's meant that I was in a city big enough to have one, that I was in the world I saw on television. That world looked nothing like what I saw in Fort Yukon: log cabins with dog teams tied out front, trails through the scrubby black ...
April 9, 2015
Kovels: Tin toys that move always popular
Clockwork toys have gears and parts like those used on a clock. In 1862, a cheaper . It's made of walnut, 54 inches wide, has columns on the sides, a burled oval on the front, and 2 large and 2 small drawers. Can you tell me if it is There are ...
April 10, 2015
In the wake of big-box retailer closures and defunct brands such as Media Play and Wherehouse Music, indie music stores continue to stick around, a testament to the spirit and culture lying within each brick-and-mortar location. Granted, actually ...
April 10, 2015
Track's Heartbeat Is Fast as Ever in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sound rises like a cliff wall — drums, trombones, trumpets, the ubiquitous vuvuzela, the odd French horn and 10,000 fans screaming. To understand how Jamaica came to dominate sprinting like the Swiss dominate the clock ...
April 6, 2015
MARK WISNIEWSKI with Daniel Woodrell
I mean, I never thought of Deesh as being black as much as I thought of him as being fearful of how he'd pay for this whole business of loving a woman and having a kid or two and eating meals with them under a roof. What I'm I've always had women ...
April 2, 2015
Lindbergh baby kidnapper dies by electric chair in 1936
A black mask was slipped over Hauptmann's eyes. A guard . The Naval Observatory clock indicated 8:18 P.M. - every one set his own timepiece by it - as the march started toward the death house, through an iron gate and down a few steps along a dark ...
April 3, 2015
The Real Goodfellas: The Mysterious Fate of Tommy DeSimone
It is the centerpiece in the movie Goodfellas and the subject of the 2011 film The Big Heist, which starred Donald Sutherland as Jimmy Burke and Rocco Sisto as Tommy DeSimone. Let's find out the real . It's three o'clock in the morning and we're all ...
April 7, 2015
The first time I saw it, it was sitting near my bathtub, encircled by a crown of melted wax. My girlfriend preferred the large tub in her apartment, so I knew it wasn’t hers, and I certainly hadn’t bought it. As I approached, I noticed the smallest hint of smoke slithering out from its wick. For smoke to escape the candle, it must have been lit not long before I entered, yet I was certain I was alone, and the wax was matte and seemed solid. I reached towards the candle, unsure whether it would be warm or cold to the touch. When I pulled my hand away, the candle suddenly lit up without the aid of an external force. The first thing I noticed was the smell. The stench of iron was so strong that my eyes welled up as though I were cutting onions. The next thing I became aware of was the woman in my bathtub. I nearly passed out in fright when my eyes caught sight of her naked form, bathing in reddened water. Her body was slouched back and her face was pointing towards me, wearing a vacant expression. I thought she was dead, but the candle’s flame swayed from an unseen gust that could only have been her breath.
On the eve of my migration day, I spent my time watching the beautiful skyline of London from the London Eye. It was my first time watching the view from up there at night. It made me realise how magical London really is. It made me realise how lucky I am to have a chance to live in this great city. Millions of people dream about living here yet few can do it. I spent my time up there with a future Dolce & Gabbana global brand representative. Or whatever she wants to become, because a girl like her can make it. According to her mother, she is “the bomb” but it’s not hard to see why – she is so ambitious and she has a great perspective view on life and how we should live it. She has... As I stepped onto the Southwest Train from Waterloo station, there was this majestic ray of sunlight shining through the glass ceiling above the station. It was as if he said “your time in London is now up. New chapter in yet another new city is here. The number of times I have changed my “current” home city is ridiculous let alone the address. However, this move feels different. It feels very very strange. I don’t know whether it was because I always moved from small town/city to a bigger one gradually (Gold Coast>Brisbane >London) not the other way around. Or was it because I know it’s not a normal move, but rather a complete new beginning. It was as if this move makes me feel like a completely different person.
I think Brian’s arm was lifted into the air and was about to swing down upon me. I think I gasped, Brian woke up, and just started freaking out, apologizing repeatedly and profusely, shaking. For a second, it seemed he hit me, but I didn’t feel any pain anywhere. It was just so sweet and even though it was 2:30am and I was confused, I took a moment to be grateful for Brian. I wish the men who ACTUALLY hit their wives felt 1/10 as remorseful as Brian did for dream-not-actually-even-hitting-me. On Friday, one of my coworkers had his last day. Turns out he is doing Brian’s exact dream: 1) joining a family business 2) working at a couple of hotels the family owns, 3) in Anaheim catering to Disney tourists. The next day Caroline was coming in for the weekend. She asked if we wanted to have brunch at Rush Street at 11am, which is not only a 5 minute walk from my house but also an exceptional brunch place. Brian and I woke up lazily. Brian insisted I shower with him (I’m only showering like… twice a week now and I had showered that Thursday, but sure, whatever). It was so confusing at first because it is entirely within Caroline’s character to bring additional people to brunch without telling me (not complaining) and she was SUPPOSED to be with her friend Olivia so it took me a second to register that...
After Foreclosures, Home Buyers Are Back
Use lattice panels to wall off an area ... and an iron to create new throw pillows, slip covers, and window coverings like Roman shades and curtains. Plant a tree. Finally, do the obvious. From seedling to sapling to big, old shade tree, nothing says ...
April 10, 2015
Arm yourself with this indispensable season 5 'Game of Thrones' knowledge
In season 5, expect Margaery to continue snaking her way closer to the Iron ... Wall, having showed up just in time to save the Night's Watch's butt from Mance Rayder's ridiculously big army of fantastical creatures. Stannis will be occupying Castle Black ...
April 10, 2015
Cool Spaces: Couple ditched Denver for Mobile dream home in historic DeTonti Square
The original black shutters on the tall windows upstairs still work. After the porch project was completed, Kearley added on a kitchen wing at the rear of the home. Now the house has a large ... front by a wall made of bricks and wrought iron.
'Game of Thrones': Guiding you through the first four seasons
"Game of Thrones," based on a series of books by author George R.R. Martin, is set in the mythical ancient kingdom of Westeros, where warring factions are fighting for control of its coveted Iron Throne ... defending the Wall and Castle Black, the main ...
April 8, 2015
The doctor glances at the wall-clock. “The anaesthesia is wearing off. Let’s stitch her leg up.” My eyes are transfixed on pitch-black blotchy skin of the ... Those wounds are too big. I’ve never seen anything like it.” He tears off his face ...
April 8, 2015
I Stayed at the Scientology Celebrity Center Posing as a German Rock Star
Dressed in black, I make a huge rock-star entrance into ... We enter a fancy, roped-off office on the first floor. There's a large desk, a bookshelf and pictures of boats lining the wall. "And this is L. Ron Hubbard's office." "The actual office used ...
April 7, 2015
The night is dark and full of errors: MLB teams as Game of Thrones characters
Always seeing things in black and white, Stannis has lived in the shadow ... Stannis has slowly rebuilt his forces and has arrived at the Wall to reassert his claim on the Iron Throne. While the team on the North Side has drawn much of the attention ...
April 7, 2015