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December 11, 2015

Amazing food abundance in Texas… Health Ranger harvests pears, grapes, apples and more… all grown with zero pesticides or herbicides… a genuine food Mecca!

always love sharing pictures of all the amazing food abundance in Texas, because the public perception of Texas is so distorted by the mainstream media. In the minds of people who live in big cities like Los Angeles or New York, Texas invokes images of tumbleweeds, cacti and dust. But that's a description of California these days, not Texas! Many parts of Texas are lush, with dark, rich soil that supports the easy growth of fruit trees, grapes and even bananas. I have a pear tree that's so we

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December 10, 2015

“Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery” at the Frick; Can An Abundance of Greatness Ever Be Too Much of a Grand Thing?

Rubens, Portrait of Helena Fourment Who can take issue with a surplus of the sublime, even if it's contained in two small rooms in the Frick's shoebox of a basement and a tiny room on the street-level floor? It's a relatively small show of drawings by Michelangelo, Durer, Rembrandt, Rubens, Ingres -- and that's just the beginning of the cornucopia of great artists represented in 58 works on loan from London's Courtauld Gallery. That's not to ignore Bernini, Canaletto, Watteau, or Fragon

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December 01, 2015

LISTEN: “Into The Ground” by Federal Lights

Winnipeg band Federal Lights are back with a video and new music from their upcoming release of Coeur de Lion, out Jan. 29th, 2016 via Aporia Records. The album has songwriter Jean-Guy Roy writing about the beauty found by examining the gravity of everyday moments; traveling through points of pressure, regret, solace, anticipation, and disquiet, without ever losing sight.

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December 01, 2015

YOUNG EMPIRES TAKEOVER

Here’s a photo from our show in New York at The Bowery. What a great night! This is going to be our final tour until the 2016. If you didn’t already know, we’ve put out our ‘debut’ record this year called The Gates and have been touring it since the spring. There are still a lot of Canadian markets that we haven’t had the chance to play yet, so we really hope to get out to see you all soon. We’ll also be back in the US in the springtime.

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December 01, 2015

Review: The 33 Is A Story Of Hope

“The 33” is a pleasing movie about a scary situation. The performances as very good, and credit Riggen for making the movie version of the story compelling. It’s unimaginable what these men had to go through, and it’s remarkable that they overcame the odds. It’s a feel good story that plays good on film, but it’s more than that. It’s a look at how difficult and scary the mining profession is. The struggle people have to make a living in countries like Chile. Ultimately it’s the f

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December 01, 2015

Review: “Carol” Brings Classic Out of the Closet

Todd Haynes’ 2002 maniacally melodramatic Far From Heaven was soaked in Sirkian influence. You could see elements of Sirk’s Imitation of Life, All That Heaven Allows, and the drapery of Sirk’s brand of 1950’s filmmaking. But the subtler treat was the influence of David Lean’s achingly restrained British romance, Brief Encounter, one of my most favorite films. The bittersweet ending of Haynes’ Far From Heaven nods to Lean’s Brief Encounter, both films ending with heartbreak at a tra