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Behind the scenes at the Tour de France ... how to get the best seat in the house.

I hesitated to accept the invitation thinking there would be jostling crowds, loud music and a blur of lycra whizzing by after an endless wait. But was I ever so wrong! 516 more words


Best of Alameda 2014: The Best Shopping District in Alameda

The winners of Alameda Magazine’s annual poll have been announced! Congratulations to all the downtown businesses that were selected “Best of Alameda 2014.” As usual, there are a lot of them — a total of 44! 509 more words


What does the French expression "a flower in your rifle" mean?

You may hear it when talking about the attitude of a young person blithely launching themselves into a new situation – such as marrying too soon, or entering the workforce as a new recruit in a difficult career – in the sense of describing a mix of innocent enthusiasm, more than a little naïveté and a sense of foreboding that the path ahead is much harder than it appears. 426 more words


What was the lowest grossing film at the US box office?

John Penney’s Zyzzyx Road is a 2006 thriller starring Katherine Heigl, Leo Grillo and Tom Sizemore.

The makers, who wanted to target overseas sales, were obliged to release the film in the US to fulfil a contractual agreement with the Screen Actors’ Guild. 134 more words

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On my coffee table

I promised I would blog about what’s on my coffee table. With my beloved remote as centerpiece, have a look at treasures found at garage sales. 114 more words

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Happy Birthday, Audra McDonald! -- My Top 10 Audra moments: A Mini YouTube Concert

Six-time Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald, who is currently starring on Broadway in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, celebrates her 44th birthday TODAY (July 3)! 727 more words

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The smallest art gallery in Paris

Located in number 142 rue Montmartre –an address dripping with history, where Emil Zola printed his manifest “J’accuse”– lives the 1SQM art gallery, one of the smallest in the world and certainly the smallest in Paris. 182 more words