Month: June 2014

Book Review:  The Sixth Extinction
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Sixth Extinction

The author, a New Yorker staff writer, has done a superlative job interpreting data and conducting her own research to verify what researchers have been writing for years. This book should be a clarion call for all humans that climate change and extinction are caused by us. Regardless of what […]

Book Review: The Cellist of Sarajevo
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Cellist of Sarajevo

This is a book that delivers a gripping story and haunting story. Sarajevo was under intense pressure of war when Yugoslavia started to fall apart and exploded in civil war. All wars cerate untold psychological and physical damage, but the siege of Sarajevo was particularly tragic as Croats killed other […]

Book Review: Lifted
Book Reviews

Book Review: Lifted

The author, Andreas Bernard, is the editor of the Suddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest daily newspaper published in Munich, Bavaria, and is a visiting professor of cultural studies at Leuphena University of Lunenburg. In this historical book he explains in detail, based on a great deal of research, how residential elevators […]

Book Review:  A call to action
Book Reviews

Book Review: A call to action

Former president Jimmy Carter presented in this book, valuable information about undeniable findings in connection with genocide, unequal treatment of women in life and work place, blocking opportunities in China, India, and many Middle Eastern countries. He also exposes US sex trade, which is a tremendous eye opener. Although he […]

wine
Wine

Canary Islands Produce Fine Wines

This group of seven islands of which Lanzarota, La Palma, Gran Canary, El Hierro, La Gomera boast 10 appellations on their 10 000 hectares of vineyards. Their wines were famous for their flavour and sweetness in Shakespearean England. Europe’s highest vineyards are located on the slopes of El Feide (an […]

Pastizza, Toronto
Restaurants

Pastizza, Toronto

Good news for all who like fine Italian staple foods, pizzas, and pastas in an informal and modern restaurant. On June 30th, Pastizza located at 118 The Esplanade will open to the public. The two-storied restaurant designed by modern architects and interior designers uses all the newest technological inventions, including […]

L.C.B.O.’s Hidden Gems.
Wine Reviews

L.C.B.O.’s Hidden Gems.

Every once in a while, category managers of the monopoly invite wine writers to taste lesser known, limited-edition products. They can be wine (mostly Ontario or British Columbia), sprits, or beers. This particular tasting revealed a number of worthy products that I recommend. All are available in all-brand stores mainly […]