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July 3, 2021 WTHE HEN GOES I tend to? For a year and a half, covid-19 has taken hold of one country after another. Just when you think the virus is defeated, a new variant is back in full force, more contagious than the previous one. And yet, as the number of vaccinations surpasses 3 …

SoCal expert Susan Suntree’s new audiobook, “Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California,” contains little-known information about the geologic formation of the landscape, sacred Native American villages, and the arrival of the Europeans. Santa Monica author releases new audiobook By Haley Beyer Susan Suntree’s best-selling and award-winning book, “Sacred Sites: The Secret History of …

Quentin Tarantino has made a career of alchemist in gold: with the ecstasy of a connoisseur, he worked with the language of the B movies and the rhetoric of the grindhouse. Now, he has done the same with a genre that the literary world wrinkles its noses with, the most luscious in pulp fiction – …

Best celebrity birthdays on June 27, 2021 Birthday wishes go out to JJ Abrams, Tobey Maguire and all the other celebrities with birthdays today. Check out our slideshow below to see photos of famous people turning one year older on June 27, and learn an interesting fact about each one. The Beach Boys’ Bruce Johnston …

(archive photo) Posted on June 25, 2021 at 7:20 PM by The maritime executive Despite the recent surge of construction orders coming mainly from the container ship and gas carrier segments, BIMCO, in its new analysis of global shipbuilding, predicts a slowdown in the growth rate of the global fleet over the next five years. …

Oops. Many of us have tried to broach the subject – or topics – of puberty with our tweens, only to find that they are already too uncomfortable to engage. Parents of younger children – think preschool and early elementary school – can make puberty a regular fixture in family discussions and book collections long …

Before the pandemic, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, and Marvel Girl were some of the most well-known superheroes. But the pandemic has shone the spotlight on a different kind of superhero who doesn’t have a pseudonym, the ability to fly, or even a cape. These heroes are frontline service workers, transport workers, supermarket cashiers, doctors, nurses …

Almost 75 years after Roswell, the possibility that we are not alone in the universe is once again raising the profile of mainstream politics. The impending release of a Pentagon report on the activities of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) has sparked a wave of interest and recent statements by former program director …

It is as if the flattery towards Vladimir Putin never happened. Or Trump’s assurance that Covid-19 would simply “disappear” never came through his lips. Meanwhile, Trump’s henchmen have renamed the worst assault on modern-day American democracy a January 6 tourist getaway as they seek to cleanse the reputation of the former president who told rioters …

After Donald Trump, one of the most hated people associated with the last presidential administration is his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. It probably has something to do with the fact that Kushner literally had nothing to do as a senior adviser to the President of the United States in the first place, yet had a role …