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KickingTiresWhat are some of the cute cars that MotherProof.com???s Kristin Varela wishes we offered here in America? After a trip to South Africa and the Republic of Mauritius, she has come up with a few favorites, including the Mercedes-Benz A-Class......
"Life After Life" by Jill McCorkle, a Shannon Ravenel Book, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 352 pages, $24.95. Joanna sits with people in the hospice wing of the Pine Haven nursing home in Fulton, N.C. There is Sadie Randolph, a retired teacher; Marge...
No memory of the London Olympics last summer remains as vivid as the image of South African inspiration Oscar Pistorius crossing the finish line of a 400-meter qualifying heat on his carbon-fiber blades. Suddenly, neither Pistorius' time nor any...
Tags: Oscar Pistorius, Usain Bolt, Africa, Nelson Mandela, Firearms
Por décadas las acusaciones hechas por exiliados cubanos sobre los abusos a los derechos humanos en la isla de los Castro han sido cuestionadas. Hace 37 años un periódico del sur de Florida dudaba de la veracidad de lo que decían los cubanos. Estos...
American VoicesPARIS -- Hardly a day goes by without America-bashers accusing the U.S. of "imperialism" or "interventionism." Meanwhile, China is largely exempt from that sort of criticism from the same crowd. If only they'd listen to the governor of the Central Bank of...
The subsets of filmgoers likely to fall for the wonderful"Searching for Sugar Man"include the following: People who like music. People who watch movies. Also: People who appreciate a good mystery. People who respond to stories about second chances....
Tags: Africa, Movies, Entertainment, Cape Town (South Africa), Music
A lovely film about a Detroit singer-songwriter robbed of musical fame but rewarded with a second chance decades later, at age 70, "Searching for Sugar Man" tells a story of serendipity and just deserts. If it were fiction, it'd be improbable fiction. But...
A travel website ranks Indianapolis as one of the top cities in the world for biking. The Circle City finds itself among some lofty company, including Amsterdam, Netherlands; Bogota, Columbia; Cape Town, South Africa; and Montreal, Quebec, according to...
*** (out of four) The Beatles. Simon and Garfunkel. Rodriguez. What? Apparently, South African music fans in the ‘90s put little-known early ‘70s folk singer Rodriguez on the same level as those legends. The Detroit-native musician,...
Tags: Movies, Bob Dylan, Entertainment, Music, Latin Music (genre)
Spoiler alert: Little-known, critically acclaimed early 1970s folk singer Rodriguez is not, contrary to popular belief, dead. Yet, as chronicled in the Sundance award-winning film “Searching for Sugar Man,” that’s what many fans in...
Senator Dick Lugar, R-Indianapolis, was presented with the Mandela Freedom Statuette from the Republic of South Africa Monday. They said they are honoring him for his "exceptional contribution to the struggle for the attainment of non-racial, free and...
Tags: Africa, Richard Lugar, Politics, Government
American VoicesWhen Catherine Bragg, a senior United Nations official, ended a three-day visit to Zimbabwe this week, she warned that the humanitarian situation there remains extremely fragile. There's a bit of diplomatic understatement if I've ever heard one....
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