World News: A China with Two Faces

For hiding the appearance and the danger of the coronavirus in the first hours of its spread, the Chinese regime confirmed that it was indeed a dictatorship whose modern appearances masked the bases of the regime: authority, mistrust and worship of secrecy.

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World News: Culture Broth

The appearance and spread of the coronavirus worldwide has also raised questions about the origins of the virus and in particular the role of global warming and globalization as China now denies the responsibility for the outbreak.

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World News: The European Dwarf

Together politically successful, the European Union remains unable to act collectively in the face of the Turkish crisis. This inability reveals internal tensions within the Union but also its marginal role at the international level.

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World News: In The Shadow Of Doha

The recent Doha World Athletics Championships, held in the Persian Gulf, revealed an impossible climate to organize sports competitions and also the moral weakness of participating countries aware of multiple terror attacks sponsored by the host country on Qatar.

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World News: Israel Election Cliffhanger Has Bibi and Benny Deadlocked

The results of the September 17 elections in Israel are a statistical tie. Both Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz are tied within the margin of error constituting a tie. Each leader is now looking to make a deal with minority vote-getting Avigdor Liberman to form a coalition government with the needed 61-Knesset seat minimum.

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A Vest to Breathe Better

If it appears those dedicated to the movement of yellow vests have seemed to slow down, the protest it carries is also a breath of fresh air for a sleepy democracy that has forgotten its revolutionary origins.

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The British Misunderstanding

While the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union is definitively recorded, the time has come to question the reasons which pushed the Albion to want to integrate the EEC in 1973. And to appreciate thus the weight of history.

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The Teen Crisis Of The European Union

Announced as a cataclysm, the exit of Great Britain from the European Union is perhaps the perfect opportunity to rethink Europe and reconnect with its origins without obscuring the idea that this Brexit also reflects a form of crisis of Europe's political growth.

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  • Mr. Holmes Review – Innovative and Original

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    Mr. Holmes, from MIRAMAX and Roadside Attraction, brings to the screen a new twist in the magical world of the world’s greatest detective Sherlock Holmes, with fresh dialogue and contemporary sufferings, an innovative and original tale is spun.

     
  • Miss You Already Review - A Double Pack Tearjerker as Besties Face Life with Flair

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    Miss You Already, from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, presents a story of friendship, of long-lasting, never-ending, enduring everything bond that survives through the struggles, the loves, hurt, injury and survives even through the nausea of modern life.

     
  • Capella Pedregal Offers Unparalleled Service and Ambiance for a Sophisticated and Intimate Destination Wedding

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    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Capella Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas’ premier luxury resort, provides an idyllic environment for celebrating a couple’s love.  Set amid soaring cliffs and sweeping ocean vistas, the resort offers backdrops that evoke romantic art masterpieces.  

     
  • Seasons 52 Restaurant Review - A Breadth of Fresh Fare

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    Just in time to offset the holiday gluttony and facilitate those perennial New Year health resolutions, Seasons 52 restaurant has opened its doors in San Diego's Westfield UTC.  The concept of this fresh grill and wine bar, now with 25 locations across the U.S. and more on the  horizon, is perfectly suited for the Southern California lifestyle where healthy living reigns supreme.

     
  • In My Footsteps: A Traveler’s Guide to Nantucket Review - All-Inclusive Guide to The Iconic Island Destination

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    In My Footsteps, A Traveler's Guide to Nantucket, from author Christopher Sutterland and Schiffer Publishing, presents a well-researched travel tome which serves as a personal tour guide to the quaint, pristine, unspoiled and historic island.

     
  • Inside Out Review – A Fun Filled Neon Trip Down Memory Lane

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    Inside Out, from Walt Disney Pictures and PIXAR, brings to life the team of emotions inside the mind of an adolescent tween as they help her cope with the cross country move as her family begins a new life from her Minnesota roots.

     
  • They Call Us Monsters Review - Captivating as Lifers at 16 Tell Their Stories

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    They Call Us Monsters, a documentary from BMP Films and New Artists Alliance, takes the camera inside California's maximum security juvenile facilities, inside the youth criminal justice system, the homes, lives and backgrounds of the young and violent criminal.

     
  • 50 Shades of Annabelle: Interview with Annabelle Gurwitch on her new book,

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    OMagazine once called actor and author Annabelle Gurwitch "slyly subversive," and she never ceases to live up to that description. One of America’s more clever and funny social critics, Gurwitch's witty insights on politics, art, and pop culture have made her an in-demand guest on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Showbiz Tonight, CNN In the Money, Fox and Friends, Real Time with Bill Maher, and National Public Radio. 

     
  • Ariel Castro Found Hanged to Death in his Cell

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    Ariel Castro, the man found guilty of holding three Cleveland women hostage for over a decade and sentence to life plus 1000 years in prison, was found hanged to death in his prison cell.

     
  • Beltway insider: Obama Fights Low Ratings, Affordable Care Act Failures; SNAP Benefits Face Cuts; Iranian Nuke Deal; Thanksgiving Traditions Strong

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    President Barack Obama, fighting the Affordable Care Act failures and freefalling ratings, traveled to sunny California, this week, visiting DreamWorks Studio, the home of his largest campaign donor Jeffrey Katzenberg, meeting industry executives and embracing Hollywood.

     
  • The 22nd Annual COLCOA French Film Festival Opens

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    Promise at Dawn, from Director Eric Barbier, opened the 22nd Annual COLCOA French Film Festival, the oft time hilarious story of an overbearing single mother, her son, her aspirations for him and society in pre-war Europe.

     
  • Isle Of Dogs Review – Magical; Heartwarming; Stunning Animation

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    Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, from Fox Searchlight Pictures and Indian Paintbrush, presents a heartwarming tale of a boy and his dog after a disease causes all dogs to be banished to Trash Island off the coast of Japan.

     
  • High Violet Introduces A Wonderful Mixed Bag of Rock, Indie, Jazz/Blues

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    From the London music scene today comes Elevant with a new EP recorded at Abbey Road; Florence Joelle, Parisian Soul, Latin Jazz, think heat set to music, and Anilore, from East Village NYC punk jumped the pond earning rave reviews.  

  • Holiday Gift Giving: The Ultimate in 2015 Tech Toys, Devices and Gadgets

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    At SpecOut, we set out to create the ultimate tech gift guide, with product selections from more than a dozen categories. The gadgets, gizmos and geek-approved devices on this list range from inexpensive ($35) to pricey ($3,000), but they all represent the top tier of their respective markets.  

  • Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale Coming to Santa Barbara

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    The Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale will be held January 23 to 25 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds,Santa Barbara,CA (Hwy 101 at Las Positas). The grounds will be filled to the rafters with beautiful antiques and unique decorative pieces brought to Santa Barbara by dealers from all over the west coast.