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The World’s 7 Best Airlines

by Harold von Kursk In the post-WWII era, long-haul flights and trans-Atlantic air travel captured the public imagination. Airlines prided themselves in treating passengers to the kind of relaxed and courteous service that made one feel like royalty (or at least like welcome guests). First Class cabins were conceived as elegant salons that could have served as sets on episodes of Mad Men where one could smoke a cigar, drink single malt Scotch, play Backgammon,…

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Ten Cars that Changed the World: FROM FERRARI TO THE FUSCA

                                          by Harold von Kursk   Women may be the ultimate sex objects, but the car comes a close second when it comes to male obsessions. For the past century, the world’s leading auto makers have poured untold resources into the design, development, and engineering of the motorcar.  In the course of the quest to…

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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Sometimes I wonder. A friend of mine arrived recently from the USA with a wrist watch telephone. I said that it reminded me of Dick Tracy, the popular old comic strip which became a movie starring Warren Beatty in the early 1990s. My friend looked at me as if he were a dog, I’d just showed a card trick. Who is Dick Tracy? Who indeed? The very idea that the wrist, the traditional 20th-century place…

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Ben Affleck – From Good Will to Gangster

LOS ANGELES –  Winning the Oscar for Argo in 2013 put Ben Affleck, actor/writer, on a whole new trajectory. He finally met the high standard he had set for himself as a screenwriter. Twenty years ago now, he and  boyhood friend from Boston, Matt Damon, won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting. Indeed Affleck rescued his Hollywood career by directing when his popularity as an actor plummeted following films like Reindeer Games (2000), Gigli (2003), Surviving…

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The Evil Empire: Deconstructing the New York Yankees

Y! A! N! K! E! E! S! Here come the Yankees They’re gonna learn to fear the Yankees Everyone knows they play to win, cause They’re the New York Yankees Yankees fight song ———— It’s official. And it is just as I have always thought. The New York Yankees are evil. Call it how you see it. When it comes to baseball fans, there are two types: those who love the Yankees and everybody else.…

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