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andrew-q-lam's picture
May.11.2013
Note: I wrote the essay below a decade ago and it was collected in "East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres." On the occasion of Mother's Day, it is reposted here. My mother suffers from dementia and forgetfulness now, and is growing frail, but her ways remain forever devoted to traditions, to...
anthony-maulucci's picture
Apr.23.2013
America appears to be on the road to cultural extinction, the eradication by public consent of culture of any true and profound value, that is. And if not total extinction, which is probably highly unlikely because of the sheer mass of popular entertainment material it produces, then surely it is...
ron-mcelroy's picture
Mar.20.2013
    In the book Wrong Side of the Tracks the reader is able to seamlessly become educated into the true spirit and history of the Hawaiian culture through the author, Ron McElroy’s entertaining memoir of growing up and keeping strong. Strong family values are accurately depicted...
pauline-rowson's picture
Mar.19.2013
On Saturday night I appeared on the Arts and Culture Show on Voice FM talking to the radio presenter Xan Phillips about my marine mystery crime novels, the inspiration behind my flawed and rugged detective DI Andy Horton, the latest in the Horton series, Undercurrent and the importance of...
ron-mcelroy's picture
Mar.04.2013
In the recently published book, Wrong Side of the Tracks, Hawaiian history, culture and heritage are profoundly discussed, not only providing background and setting for this succinctly touching autobiography, but a unique look into the not so distant past of this 54 year young United...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Mar.04.2013
            For four tortuous hours we bounced and lurched over narrow, crumbling mountain roads to a remote forest village in the eastern part of India, an area of tribal people who still live as they did hundreds, even thousands, of years ago...
ron-mcelroy's picture
Feb.25.2013
Silicon Beach, as the white-hot start up market in Santa Monica is referred to, is exploding with activity. Albeit the second fiddle to its well known uncle up north, Silicon Valley with a number of high-tech success stories to lay claim such as Google, Paypal, and Logitech, the Silicon Beach...
bob-mustin's picture
Feb.22.2013
image via cartoon-prductions.be Telegraph Avenue, by Michael Chabon For all the verbiage there’s not much here - but then there is. If you’re looking for interior looks at characters and a memorable story, you won’t find either. But then that’s the way of this postmodern novel genre. (I won’t go...
dilruba-z-ara's picture
Feb.16.2013
  Extract / A List of Offences  1 A Bottle of River Water  A whisper went round the little village of Gulab Ganga during the days around Daria’s birth. It said, “Jharna Begum, Daria’s Ammu,  defied God when she refused to give up the thought of having a daughter.” She had her...
ron-mcelroy's picture
Feb.15.2013
The multifaceted, mega mogul skills and life experience of Ron McElroy, CEO of ROC (Real Office Centers) recently caught the attention of the FOX Business News crew which published a brief showcase of his life and career in their Emerging Business Leaders department. In this recent interview, the...