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"The Luxe List" Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. Submissions are accepted at www.LuxeListReviews.com. Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above were provided at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

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  • Mommy Review – Character Driven Brilliance

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    Mommy, from TeleFilm Canada and Roadside Attractions, brings to the screen a deeply concerning story of a widowed mother, her bi-polar violent son, a traumatized neighbor and the choices, intersections and decisions contemporary life presents.

     
  • Uptown & Downtown Book Review – A Trip through Old Skool NYC Graffiti Art

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    Uptown & Downtown, from Schiffer Books, brings to the page what once humiliated politicians, mortified strap hangers, embarrassed tourists, and finally become persecuted by police who counted the artist criminal, of course, we’re talking about NYC Graffiti art.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Aldis Hodge, star of Brian Banks, Talks on Casting, Training and Bringing the Emotion

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    Aldis Hodge, the star of the just released true story of vindicated USC bound footballer Brian Banks, took time out of his packed schedule during the recent media day to sit down with Haute-Lifestyle.com Publisher Janet Walker.

     
  • Aussies Suffer Loss of Innocence with Compounded Tragedies

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    Australian's are reeling as a string of tragic and deeply distressing events over the past three weeks, beginning with the death of Cricketer Philip Hughes, have propelled the land down under onto the global stage for all the sorrowful and wrong reasons.

     
  • Jon Stewart Signs Exclusive Production Deal With HBO

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    Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart has landed an exclusive four-year production deal with Time Warner Inc.'s premium cable channel HBO. The cross-platform agreement will see Stewart create short-form digital content that will be featured on HBO Now, HBO Go and other platforms.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Putin Square off; Italy/Quakes; French/Immigrants; Spain Refuses; Hillary E-blasted; HL Op-Ed

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    President Obama, with one week before his successor is elected, has announced ObamaCare premiums will increase by 25%, dealing a harsh blow to the people and causing the smooth sailing democratic boat to hit white water.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Defends Against Bombshell Book; Slams Bannon; Cannabis; North Korea; The Big Freeze/Sydney Heat

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    President Trump, basking from the tax package reform and recent jobs announcement that boost his economic efforts, was hit with the realities of a traitor as the inner workings of his candidacy, and post victory tribulations are confirmed.

     
  • National Geographic Channel Announces Spring Line-up

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    The National Geographic Channel, which recently celebrated its 15th Anniversary, has announced its spring 2016 lineup which includes specials on extremism in Fighting ISIS and poaching in Battle for Virunga and the critically acclaimed documentary He Named Me Malala.

     
  • Holiday Gift Guide: Attention-Getting Practical Sure to Please Gifts

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    Like millions you may frantically be trying to think of a Christmas gift for someone special but coming up with nothing. Keep calm dear readers, as we've compiled a list of useful, interesting and even unexpected holiday gift ideas that may fit the bill and foil the holiday shopping panic!

     
  • The Power of Sports Metaphors in Politics: Trump vs. Clinton as The Main Event

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    Gender norms influence not just what we think, but how. Consider the presence of sports metaphors in American politics. Metaphors are not merely figures of speech. According to the cognitive scientists and philosophers George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (1980), human thought processes are largely metaphorical.

     
  • A LATE QUARTET, from Director Yaron Zilberman, Brilliantly Captures the World of Classical Performing Arts

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    A LATE QUARTET, from Opening Night Productions and Westend Films, delivers a magnificent emersion into the world of classical arts in the cultural Mecca of New York City.

     
  • Money News: Global Markets Close Down; Europe, Asian Markets Down; Nikkei Closes Up

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    The Dow Jones Industrial closed the trading week down with a stunning loss as the bear market roared back pummeling the three main U.S. and mauling nine of the ten most watched global markets with the same intensity.

     
  • Beach Bag Essentials for Your Staycation or Tropical Destination from Whole Foods Market

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    Finally, summer is upon us and it is time to brighten up your beach tote even if it’s just for a day at the pool. Here’s a short list of Haute-Lifestyle.com’s favorite new beach bag essentials to help prepare you for sizzling summer days!

     
  • High Rise Review - Impressive Performances Hold This Graphically Violent Film Together

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    High Rise, from Magnolia Pictures, Film4 and BFI, presents a perfect allegory of the degradation of society when restraint and boundaries are completely or limited removed when a newly minted luxury apartment building faces a failure of services.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Takes Asia; Rekindles Putin Bromance; VA Reform; Alabama; Singles Day; Veterans Remembered; Liz Smith

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    President Donald Trump met with world leaders, including an unplanned meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, at the fifth Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit held in Manila, Philippines capping his ten day, five nation, visit.