The Rise of the Ouled Thaleb Moroccan Wines

Guests at the Moroccan wine dinner
Guests at the Moroccan wine dinner


Dinner at the Whole Foods Market

by André Gayot

 

That a Moslem nation grows vine and makes wine with its grapes is a no-brainer established fact for a long time. Less expected is that its nationals — along with tourists though — drink it, as their religion prohibits the consumption of alcohol. Continue reading “The Rise of the Ouled Thaleb Moroccan Wines” »

Straight Outta Compton – Movie Review

Straight Outta Compton tells the compelling true-life story of rap group N.W.A
Straight Outta Compton tells the compelling true-life story of rap group N.W.A

Genre: Drama
Directed by:
F. Gary Gray
Starring:
O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell
Released by:
Universal Pictures, New Line Cinema
Run Time: 2h 27 min
Year:
2015

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by Alexandre Meiers


“Straight Outta Compton” was released at the right time, as communities continue to struggle with issues of violence and segregation. Continue reading “Straight Outta Compton – Movie Review” »

She’s Funny That Way – Movie Review

She's Funny That Way features an all-star cast lead by romantic comedy veterans Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston
She’s Funny That Way features an all-star cast lead by romantic comedy veterans Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston

Genre: Comedy
Directed by:
Peter Bogdanovich
Starring:
Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Kathryn Hahn, Will Forte, Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Aniston
Released by:
Lagniappe Films, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Grindstone Entertainment Group
Run Time: 1h 31 min
Year:
2015

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By Alain Gayot


“She’s Funny That Way” is a madcap throwback to the screwball ensemble comedies of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Continue reading “She’s Funny That Way – Movie Review” »

Afternoon Tea at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI

Sweet and savory snacks accompany tea service at the Grand Hotel
Sweet and savory snacks accompany tea service at the Grand Hotel

by Patricia Mack


This is the tea party I only imagined when I was a little girl pouring make-believe orange pekoe for Teddy Bear and dollies, all of whom sat politely at my tiny table. And I, Grand Lady that I imagined myself to be, Mom’s Easter hat flopping over my brow, never spilled a drop.

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