Month: January 2012

Charros: The Traditional Mexican Cowboy Charro in action (CC photo by Lamazone courtesy of Flickr) Charro is the name for the traditional Mexican cowboy, or horseman, that originated in the Mexican state of Jalisco. While a Charro is commonly known as the horsemen wearing colorful and quite intricately decorated costumes, the term vaquero is more Read More

Klondike Gold Rush – True West Historical Society Kate Rockwell, also known as ‘Klondike Kate’…became the most recognized entertainer associated with Dawson City. By showcasing Kate as the main attraction and scheduling various acts on the bill, Pantages quickly developed the impresario skills needed for his Pantages theatre chain – which brought big-time vaudeville to Read More

Jane MacEyre? Updating an Orphan-to-Nanny Classic – WSJ It’s not only Jane Austen whose novels have incited a craze of sequels and adaptations. The Brontë sisters, too, have their ardent supporters—Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 classic, “Jane Eyre,” alone has inspired a bevy of homages, including Jean Rhys’s “Wide Sargasso Sea” (1966), Jasper Fforde’s “The Eyre Affair” Read More

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, and “Why We Broke Up”    Probably not a news flash, but, this guy is funny. As it so happens, I myself have employed a similar work process. Did Maira think of the objects, or did you? She told me some objects she wanted to paint, and I suggested some Read More

Um. Well. Hope this isn’t a spoiler, but…I think it’s safe to say this is romantic. And by romantic, I mean I had to cover my child’s eyes. She’s 23. Birdsong trailer – BBC One (by BBC) (Source: http://www.youtube.com/) Read More

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWl1QOoxzrc (Source: http://www.youtube.com/) Read More

Birdsong – BBC One Adaptation I cannot believe this is the first I’m hearing of this. I love Birdsong! I love that it was referenced in one of my favorite episodes of Vicar of Dibley (in which she meets Richard Armitage and calls him, “you towney bastard.”). I LOVE that Birdsong has finally come to Read More

Inside the List – NYTimes.com TBR Inside the List By GREGORY COWLES Published: January 20, 2012 FEMALE POWER: Jayne Ann Krentz’s latest paranormal romance, “Copper Beach,” is new on the hardcover fiction list at No. 8. Krentz is no stranger to this page — she’s had more than 30 New York Times best sellers — Read More

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