‘Army of spies’: Weinstein hired ex-Mossad agents to silence abuse allegations – report

‘Army of spies’: Weinstein hired ex-Mossad agents to silence abuse allegations – report

From Freedom’s Phoenix An “army of spies” tried to silence actresses and reporters making allegations against Harvey Weinstein, a report claims. Security firm Black Cube, run by former Mossad operatives, is reported to be involved. The New Yorker magazine revealed that the former Miramax producer hired Black Cube as well as Kroll, one of the world’s largest […]

Archaeologists unearth ‘masterpiece’ sealstone in Greek tomb

Archaeologists unearth ‘masterpiece’ sealstone in Greek tomb

From Science Daily In the more than two years since University of Cincinnati researchers unearthed the 3,500-year-old tomb of a Bronze Age warrior in southwest Greece, an incredible trove of riches has emerged, including four gold signet rings that have challenged accepted wisdom among archaeologists about the origins of Greek civilization. But that wasn’t the […]

Potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

Potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

From Science Daily Vision scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Toronto have discovered that naturally occurring molecules known as lipid mediators have the potential to halt the progression of glaucoma, the world’s second-leading cause of blindness. Their findings, to be published Nov. 6 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, mark a […]

Stylish La Jolla in Southern California

Stylish La Jolla in Southern California

Travelers heading to Southern California can build a little offbeat style into their stay by hubbing in La Jolla, an easy 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego. The city of about 50,000 has the sunshine and surf and exquisite seaside village appeal and has maintained its luster through a century of changes along the […]

Ski Norway without ever leaving the house

Ski Norway without ever leaving the house

From Travel Pulse There are scores of reasons to take a ski trip to Norway. For starters, there are the cozy villages, splendid slopes and the lively apres ski scene—All of which are made infinitely better by the fact you might just spot the Northern Lights dancing overhead at night. But what if you can’t make the trip […]

Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration honors Hispanic tradition

Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration honors Hispanic tradition

By SoAzNewsX A special celebration of Dia de los Muertos, the traditional Hispanic festival of remembrance, in which departed spirits feel welcome to hold a reunion with living relatives, will be held Thursday, November 2 at Funeraria Del Angel (FDA) South Lawn Mortuary and Cemetery, 5401 South Park Avenue in Tucson. The annual Dia de los Muertos […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Lexus RC Coupe new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Lexus RC Coupe new car review

By Eric Peters For Lexus, the RC is a “radical coupe.” Radical looking, certainly. And it offers a V8. Circa now, that’s pretty rad. You may have noticed these are disappearing elsewhere. Including under the hoods of rival BMW coupes, which are four-and-six-cylinder-only now. But then, conservatism rears its head. No manual transmission – even with the […]

Eric Peters: Where’s Ralph?

Eric Peters: Where’s Ralph?

By Eric Peters Ralph Nader made his name “exposing” the design defects (as he styled them) of the Chevy Corvair. Leaving aside the fact that what he styled a “defect” was really more a difference – the Corvair was rear-engined and nose-light and so handled differently than the overwhelmingly front-engined and ass-light American cars that drivers of […]

Eric Peters: The best reviews money can buy

Eric Peters: The best reviews money can buy

By Eric Peters Car journalists aren’t supposed to be car salesmen. Or at least – if they are – they have an obligation to tell you they are. Else you might think their reviews aren’t exactly  . . . objective. Tesla gets some great coverage from certain journalists – who aren’t really journalistsbecause they are on Tesla’s […]

Philip Kopper: ‘Unexpected President’ book review

Philip Kopper: ‘Unexpected President’ book review

UNEXPECTED PRESIDENT: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHESTER A. ARTHUR By Scott S. Greenberger DaCapo, $28, 304 pages Just when we thought there is something new under the sun, consider this: A New York plutocrat, who won fame for greed, wheeler-dealing and extravagance without ever holding elective office, becomes president of the United States. Now […]