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SFist Reviews: The Secret Garden at SF Opera/Cal Performances

United States / San Francisco : SFist

Getting down and dirty brings happiness. Or so is the lesson from Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, lifted wholesale from Voltaire's injunction to cultivate one's garden. The cherished 1911 book has now been adapted into ...

France demands end to Syria air strikes as more hit rebel-held Ghouta

News : Reuters: World News

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - France demanded an end to air strikes in Syria on Friday as warplanes mounted further attacks on a rebel stronghold near Damascus where a war monitor said government bombardments have killed 229 people, the ...

Colour postcards show idyllic life in 19th century Japan

Lifestyle / Travel : Daily Mail: Travel

Fascinating photographs taken at the end of the 19th century - during the Meiji era - show a much simpler nation, including women cultivating a flower garden, men farming and families playing cards.

Al Jazeera America closure marks a quieter Qatar

News / International Affairs : Ya Libnan

When Qatar announced the closure of Al Jazeera America this month, the decision by its new ruler marked a more cautious approach to public diplomacy by the tiny Gulf state after years of cultivating a high-profile international role...

Gardening politics through the centuries by Elizabeth Licata

Hobbies / Gardening : Garden Rant

Thanks to a couple of fascinating new releases from Frances Lincoln, Katie Campbell’s British Gardens in Time and George Plumptre’s The English Country House Garden, I’ve beginning to add some dimensions to my starry-eyed reverence ...


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