When my dad wrote his column for 21st July 1979, the country was experiencing the effects of a global oil crisis following the Iranian Revolution, which had begun in early 1978 and ended on 11th February 1979 when the monarchy was toppled and an Islamic republic was established. During the revolution, Iranian oil output fell […]
The ossuaries were found last week under the floor of the Pontifical Teutonic College after the shock discovery earlier this month that the bones of the princesses had disappeared from tombs in the Teutonic Cemetery. The graves of Princess Sophie von Hohenlohe and Princess Charlotte Federica of Mecklenburg, who died in 1836 and 1840, were […]
Pat Laffan, star of The Snapper and Father Ted, has died Pat Laffan, star of The Snapper and Father Ted, has died He’s famous for playing Pat Mustard and George Burgess. Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan has confirmed that actor Pat Laffan has passed away. For many Father Ted fans, Laffan will always be remembered […]
If not for a couple of important factors, western film star Ken Maynard (1895-1973) might be as well remembered today as peers like Tom MIx, Hoot Gibson, Gene Autry, or Bob Steele. The primary detriment was a lousy temper, an arrogant ego, and an alcohol problem which caused Maynard to squander several lofty situations and […]
MAIN TOPICS: Organized Efforts to Suppress the Recognition of Communist Crimes As Equals To Nazi Crimes. Communism Also Did Genocide. Example: Katyn Was Genocide. Nazi Genocide and Communist Classicide are Equally Significant. Nazi Death Camps Had 100% Mortality. So What? Some Gulags Also Had 100% Mortality. The Lingering Implications of Communism, Including Cultural Marxism. * […]
VANCOUVER — Japanese Canadians across the country are meeting to discuss how an apology by the British Columbia government could be backed by meaningful action for those who were placed in internment camps or forced into labour because of racist policies during the Second World War. The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism […]
Producers and importers are seeking to regain their old reputation by a return to dry, age-worthy wines.
July 21st is ASPCA No Pet Store Puppies Day Crème Brûlée Day Legal Drinking Age Day National Junk Food Day Lowest Recorded Temperature Day * _____________________________________ MORE! Kay Starr, Robin Williams and Althea Gibson, click
The night Millicent Cooley celebrated her 58th birthday and Anthony Duncan dropped to one knee and pulled a small box out of his pocket, partygoers caught their breath. "This was in May 2013 and Tony and I were only dating for six months," said Mrs. Cooley, who was currently in Morristown, N.J. lived. "I remember […]
Sometime in 1935: Imagine Herbert George Wells sitting on a stack of wood in a soundstage at Worton Hall in Isleworth. He watches an army of carpenters build a façade of the future out of cheap wood while he awaits the arrival of his film’s set designer, Vincent Korda. The carpenters swarm around Wells, every […]
American Sahib by Eddie James Girdner (2016) 416 pp. Available from Amazon.com. This novel is largely autobiographical but contains a good deal of fiction. It is mostly about life in a Punjabi village in the late 1960s. I wrote this book in 2015 and then put it aside for several years after publishing it. It […]
There was a time when the Matador ruled the Indian Van scene. It was one of the leading LCVs of India during the 1970s and 80s. Made by Force Motors in India, the MataDor harks back its roots to Germany where it was first made by a manufacturer known as Tempo. Based out of Hamburg, the […]
[Nigeria] 21 July 2019 – Google is celebrating Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta with its Doodle today, on what would have been her 75th birthday. Born to Igbo parents in the Lagos suburb of Yaba on this day in 1944, Florence Onyebuchi (Buchi) Emecheta moved to the UK in 1962, with her husband and first two […]
Over the course of her life, Buchi Emecheta published 16 novels and wrote several plays.