G.O.A.T. UNSUNG PRESIDENT

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 By Marc Alexander   Brace yourself. It’s an election year, and the inundation of glib debates and campaign attack ads will soon be upon us.  In no time at all, the world will soon learn every miniscule minute minutia about President Barack Obama and his opponent Mitt Romney. Over the next few months, everything from [...]

Main Course: SKIRT STEAK

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A SKIRT JUST FOR HIM! By Chef Arturo Vargas Nowadays, a lot of men are making healthier choices when it comes to eating, and that means cutting back on their intake of red meat.  But the way to a man’s heart is still through his stomach, and, sometimes, the taste and texture of a good [...]

The View from Breakers Hotel: June 8

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This is the first in a series of summer blogs about the mother-daughter travels of myself and my 22-year old daughter. Though we live in Hampton Roads, we just can’t seem to keep still. Maybe were also Rom, in addition to being Black and Native American, but that’s another story for a later date. Today [...]

FELA!

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 Review by Marc Alexander   I’ve been a semi-devotee of Fela Kuti since one of my best friends slid me a tape of the legend back in the early 1990’s. For me, at the time Fela’s music was like rediscovering James Brown – only with a Nigerian patois. I couldn’t distinguish all of his lyrics, [...]

MAIN COURSE: WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

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    February is a month for lovers, and lovers of chocolate! White chocolate mousse is a perfect dessert to finish off any romantic, candlelit dinner.  Mousse is a light, airy satisfying confection.  And, although white chocolate is processed the same way as other types of chocolate, because it doesn’t contain cocoa, it lacks stimulants [...]

DOWNTIME: Paris, je t’aime!

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  By Francesca Merced “The City of Light” has been dubbed one of the most romantic cities in the world and is an obvious destination for an intimate getaway with your significant other.  But, despite what happened to our beloved “Carrie Bradshaw” in the series finale of Sex in the City, there are lots of [...]

World View: The Top 10 Countries for Marriage!

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Are you single and can’t seem to find a suitable mate to marry?  Well, you may want to check out this list of the world’s 10 countries with the highest marriage rates and consider relocating to increase your walking-down-the-aisle chances! Keep in mind, though, that in nations all over the world, people marry for different [...]

MR. RIGHT: LOVE IS…?

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  In this day and age, love and romance can be uncomfortable and, oftentimes, difficult topics for men to broach.  It’s no wonder that that is the case, for we live in a patriarchal world that often mistakes misogyny for masculinity, and reviles acts of love and kindness as acts of weakness. It takes a [...]

Cover Story: Marion Jones

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By Teryl Warren The dramatic story has been well-documented over the years. In 2007, Marion Jones – a young wife, mother and superstar athlete – found herself at the epicenter of one of the biggest doping scandals in sports history.  The justice that followed was swift; and the fallout – relentless, in the beginning – [...]

Mr. Right: Iron Man Chris McCormack

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You’ve seen the movie Iron Man, but what do you know about the real life Iron Men (and women) who brave the weather, water, and grueling terrain in international Iron Man competitions?  We recently caught up with two-time Iron Man World Champion Chris McCormack to find out what kind of mettle it takes to be [...]