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Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost?

One year ago Tuesday, Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, devastating shoreline communities from Florida to Maine.<p>Many of these areas have been rebuilt, including the Long Beach boardwalk, about 30 miles outside New York City. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new boardwalk …

Vancouver Was Awesome: Mrs Siwash Rock

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by <i>Past Tense</i>.<p>Last week I posted about the tree atop Siwash Rock, one of Vancouver’s most recognizable …

Joe Eszterhas: 'Mel Gibson needs help'

At 68 years old, a survivor of throat cancer, and with only one produced screenplay to his name since 1997, Joe Eszterhas has done the unthinkable: he's become a scriptwriting teacher. Well, not exactly – he's on his way to London to deliver a headlining lecture at the London screenwriters' …

Mamma Mia! A Mother Tougher Than The Godfather

<i>Zoe Ferraris' latest book is called</i>Kingdom of Strangers<i>.</i><p>I grew up in frank adoration of <i>The Godfather,</i> entranced by Don Corleone's dark charisma. He reminded me of the Italian men in my own family, the kind who could silence you with a dead-eyed look and who seemed to have some deep, silent, …

Is Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s Son Ronan Secretly Frank Sinatra’s Child? Your Eyes Want to Believe

This month’s <i>Vanity Fair</i> contains an epic Mia Farrow profile by Maureen Orth, which is a sequel to Orth’s own 1992 story about the disintegration of …

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