The Afro-Spanish experience no one is talking about


Danni Roseman writes about the experience of being a Woman of Color in Spain. It’s more than time that Spain be seen as the cultural mélange that it is, and arguably always has been, writes Danni Roseman.   Let’s play a game. When I mention “Spain” what or who comes to mind first? Perhaps yourContinue reading “The Afro-Spanish experience no one is talking about”

How an economic miracle transformed love and marriage in post-war Italy


A newly married couple walks near Rome’s Arch of Constantine. Photo: AFP By: Catherine Edwards/The Local Italy in the 1960’s was experiencing a whirlwind of change. The Second World War had left a legacy of acute poverty and a country suffering an identity crisis after years of fascism and occupation, but by 1964, the transformationContinue reading “How an economic miracle transformed love and marriage in post-war Italy”

Teatime has finally caught on in the US


By: Cindy Adams   Tea. America’s newest meal is tea. Seeing a friend? Teatime’s cheaper than lunch. Discussing business? Teatime’s shorter than dinner. Handle some obligation? Forget cocktails. Orange pekoe is classier than Johnnie Walker Black. Pouring entails more rituals than curtsying for the queen. Ellen Easton’s “Afternoon Tea: Tips, Terms and Traditions” says itContinue reading “Teatime has finally caught on in the US”

If your a fan of “Top Gear” Check out ” The Fast Lane Car”


I love cars, fast cars, big cars, Cars..     I’ve had a subscription to a car magazine since I was fifteen. There are few shows devoted to cars on TV. Motorweek (aired on PBS) has been around for more than thirty years.   Car reviews are common place on You Tube and Vimeo .Continue reading “If your a fan of “Top Gear” Check out ” The Fast Lane Car””

A true sisterhood -Real Life Ya Yas


 When the “Ya Yas” were in high school, they hid boys’ shoes in the oven in case their party was busted. Although decades have passed, the seven women still laugh as they recall that night and many others like it. From third through sixth grade, the Ya Yas were taught by Vivian Broberg, top right.Continue reading “A true sisterhood -Real Life Ya Yas”