A new biography that claims painter Norman Rockwell may have had homoerotic urges has his family up in arms. Deborah Solomon’s “American Mirror,” an account of the artist’s life published last month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, poses questions about Rockwell’s sexual orientation, based on a...
Traveling with Airstream in tow along the rivers that run through Montana, I couldn't help but reflect back on the film, "A River Runs Through It", and the life lessons learned through the storytelling of American author Norman Maclean. Show More Summary
Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence's next film "American Hustle" is out this Christmas. The film follows two con artists (played by Adams and Christian Bale) who are working with the FBI to catch corrupt government officials. By now, you've seen the ads and trailers featuring the two actresses in daring, figure-hugging dresses. Show More Summary
From Rickey.org Here's six minutes of footage for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty! Could Ben Still score an Oscar nomination? The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
Many of us fantasize about buying a house, getting married, having a baby, then retiring at 65—specifically in that order. In fact, according to recent research, these are the things we define as the American Dream in 2013. But the one thing that all four of these goals have in common is that they're expensive. Show More Summary
From Rickey.org Joe Jonas recently penned an essay entitled "Joe Jonas: My Life As a Jonas Brother" and boy does it reveal some interesting tidbits. The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
These five experimental therapies, if approved, could result in improved quality of life for millions of Americans in 2014.
Holiday shopping and eating call up thoughts about styles of day-to-day living as a key to human happiness. Two days before Thanksgiving, I had a harrowing time in a large supermarket that normally provides a satisfying experience of leisurely food shopping for the son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren I live with now, bringing home their favorite [...]
Two points on the Michigan-Ohio State game -- and very conservative points they are (appropriate to this blog). You know the phrase “This is not your father’s...”? It’s one of my least favorite phrases in American life. Often, it is uttered smugly and ignorantly.Less than a minute into the second quarter of the game, Michigan scored to go up 21-14. Show More Summary
James Parker reviews Deborah Solomon’s American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, which tells the story of how “this rather strange, marginal-feeling man contrived to represent the inner life of a mass audience” – a less straightforward portrayal of “simpler times” than you might surmise: The secret, clearly, is that Rockwell’s productions, his […]
Celebrating the great American songwriters that have influenced his life and career, the GARTH BROOKS, LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS special on CBS will bring the country legend’s successful three-year residency at Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resort to the world.
From Rickey.org A Luke Bryan superfan had the time of her life recently when he appeared on The Ellen Show and she was called down from the audience to sit on his lap. The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
Not being American, I’ve always experienced Thanksgiving with an ambivalent blend of self-conscious alienation and genuine excitement over the opportune excuse to express gratitude for what makes life worth living. In the spirit of the...Show More Summary
From Rickey.org Carlito Olvero performed "The Cup Of Life" on The X Factor USA 2013 Top 8. Watch the video and download the MP3 here: The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
From Rickey.org Restless Road performed "Life Is A Highway" on The X Factor USA 2013 Top 8. Watch the video and download the MP3 here: The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
Today I chanced upon a BBC interview with Deborah Solomon, whose biography American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell was published earlier this year (CLICK). She reveals that Rockwell was a depressive who relied on psychotherapy for help. Show More Summary
Mercy Cabrera, an insurance agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors,helps customers navigate the online healthcare marketplace.Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Barbara Neff of Santa Monica is one of the roughly 1 million Californians who recently got word that their health insurance coverage would be expiring soon. Show More Summary
The December 2013 issue of AALL Spectrum, a monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, is available.Among this month's selection of articles: Public Relations: A Day in the Life 2014 How will you document yourShow More Summary
Years ago, we thought we couldn't live without the fax machine. Now, can you imagine living without your cell phone? According to the Pew Internet Project's research study related to mobile technology, 56 percent of Americans have aShow More Summary
Blu American company introduced a model called Blu Life Pro, which is positioned as the slimmest 5-inch smartphone in the world. The device is enclosed in an aluminum case and really has a very small thickness - only 6.9 mm. Blu Life Pro is running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is based on quad-core CPU MediaTek MT6589T. Show More Summary