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The Long, Happy Life of Pero Jelinic

Deep in the South African outback, the hunter drew a bead. The lion paused and was perfectly situated in his crosshairs. Bang! The hunter dropped to the ground. He was an old man who would hunt no more. He was dead. The restauranteur named Pero, who was from Croatia, had gone to Africa to shoot lions, not to tame them. He had already hunted everything that could be hunted in Europe, his friends said. So…

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My Lai: Report on a Massacre from Vietnam

It’s been nearly half a century since the Lt. William Calley led his troops into the hamlet of My Lai and wiped out the inhabitants. Few memories from Vietnam are as nightmarish for both sides. Guerilla Traveler Will Richardsson reports from the site of the massacre.    

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Hollywood and Vines: Francis Ford Coppola

  by Harold von Kursk One of the most legendary figures in film history, Francis Ford Coppola was always willing to risk everything for the sake of his movies. Apocalypse Now nearly destroyed him personally and professionally while One From the Heart brought him close to financial ruin. Fortunately, in 1975 he chose to invest his earnings from his first two Oscar-winning Godfather movies to buy 1500 acres in California’s Napa Valley, including 200 acres…

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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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