Scotland voted world’s most beautiful country

Scotland voted world’s most beautiful country

From Travel Pulse The votes have been counted and Scotland has been pronounced as the most beautiful country in the world by the readers of Rough Guides. Yes, this small nation—known for having a landscape loaded with alluring lochs and rugged islands—beat out bigger countries like Canada, New Zealand and Italy to grab the crown. […]

Learning along the mighty St. Lawrence River

Learning along the mighty St. Lawrence River

“The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.” – St. Augustine In his opening remarks, Adventure Canada tour administrator Matthew James Swan echoed St. Augustine as he welcomed 189 travelers and staff to a journey down the St. Lawrence River, one of the largest in the world. Before […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Mazda6 new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Mazda6 new car review

By Eric Peters It’s odd that the sportiest car in its class has less engine than the others in its class. The car is the Mazda6 – and it comes only with a four. Meanwhile, you can get a V6 in rivals like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. But don’t blame Mazda for […]

Eric Peters: Little Stinker in my office

Eric Peters: Little Stinker in my office

By Eric Peters Recently divorced guys usually go out and get themselves a young girlfriend. I decided to do something different. I brought Little Stinker into my office. Little Stinker is my 1975 Kawasaki S1 250C. It is a type of bike that has not been made in decades for reasons of environmental incorrectness – […]

Subjective safety

Subjective safety

By Eric Peters If they were at least consistent, you might be persuaded that Our Controllers were truly concerned about our safety. As opposed to using “safety” as the pretext for controlling us. Not infrequently, to the detriment of our safety. There are many examples to prove the point but the latest is the push for congressional […]

Daniel B. Moskowitz: ‘Just a Journalist’ book review

Daniel B. Moskowitz: ‘Just a Journalist’ book review

JUST A JOURNALIST: ON THE PRESS, LIFE, AND THE SPACES BETWEEN By Linda Greenhouse Harvard University Press, $22.95, 183 pages Linda Greenhouse has some important things to say about how well journalism is fulfilling its duty in a democracy. And she has three impressive soap boxes from which to say it: her position, after 40 […]

Michael Taube: ‘Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills’ book review

Michael Taube: ‘Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills’ book review

CALVIN COOLIDGE IN THE BLACK HILLS By Seth Tupper The History Press, $21.99, 156 pages On Aug. 2, 1927, a small group of reporters were invited to President Calvin Coolidge’s “Summer White House” in Black Hills, South Dakota. Each reporter was handed a strip of paper containing the same line, “I do not choose to […]

Bob Garver: “Wind River” movie review

Bob Garver: “Wind River” movie review

By Bob Garver The box office has been in a bad place lately. Last week didn’t bring much in the way of new wide releases other than the pathetic “Leap!” This week there were no new wide releases at all. Nada. Nothing wanted to open on Labor Day weekend. This lack of competition allowed the […]

Denis Villeneuve explains how ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is no replicant of the original neo-noir sci-fi fan favorite

Denis Villeneuve explains how ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is no replicant of the original neo-noir sci-fi fan favorite

When he signed on to direct “Blade Runner 2049,” which hits theaters Oct. 6, Denis Villeneuve was determined to carry on the groundbreaking aesthetic of director Ridley Scott’s original 1982 neo-noir sci-fi thriller. At the same time, he didn’t want to create a mere replica — or replicant, as the case may be. “The movie […]