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The Hollywood Portfolio

The Hollywood Portfolio

RON HOWARD and TOM HANKS, The Classicists Four films together: Splash (1984), Apollo 13 (1995) The Da Vinci Code (2006), and the upcoming Angels & Demons (2009). It’s hard to remember how much we underestimated Howard and Hanks when Splash came out. The...

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How I Went From Prep School to Prison

Being accepted into Exeter allowed me to escape my violent, crack-ridden neighborhood in Brooklyn. And yet, I somehow ended up in prison like so many other young black men. I never dreamt about being in prison during my incarceration. Every once in a...

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1831 Marchetta Place- Sunset Trip - LA

1831 Marchetta Place- Sunset Trip - LA

1831 marcheeta place Sunset Trip Los Angeles Like the clarity of a white diamond, this jewel of contemporary art, designed by Beverly Hills designer Roy Sklarin, sits high above the street below and located in the prestigious "Doheny Estates" neighborhood....

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'Nationalize' the Banks

'Nationalize' the Banks

Nouriel Roubini Dr. Doom says a takeover and resale is the market-friendly solution. By TUNKU VARADARAJAN New York Nouriel Roubini is always dressed in black-and-white. I have known him for nearly two years, and have seen him in a variety of situations...

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Death of the Dream

California has come back before, but 'hysterical greens' aren't helping. Joel Kotkin NEWSWEEK From the magazine issue dated Mar 2, 2009 For decades, California has epitomized America's economic strengths: technological excellence, artistic creativity,...

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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge -Tanzania

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge -Tanzania

Difficult to imagine a more magical retreat from the everyday than these ten swish stilt houses cradled in the boughts of majestic mahogany tree houses.A far cry from from your childhood tree house, this sumptuous safari lodge, designed to exert minimal...

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Critics -New York Fashion Week - Fall 09

Critics -New York Fashion Week - Fall 09

As usual, i spent a litlle time scrutinizing the men's wear shows, wondering how designers in this deep recession could convince us to purchase luxury items. There's one thing which itself always strucked me, i never ever saw while reading mainstream...

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Pitch Article Ideas

Have the following ready to cut and paste before you start to pitch an article : A synopsis/synopses of the article you are pitching. The lead paragraph of your article based on the facts as you know them today or what you think they are. (The facts may...

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