Deana Martin, daughter of the legendary Dean, is unspoiled Hollywood royalty, the type of woman who makes sure you’re seated comfortably and well taken care of before she sits down to be interviewed by you. She’s genteel, friendly and refreshingly open about her famous Dad and her own interesting life. Now that is class and Deana Martin has it in abundance.
A singer and actor in her own right, she comes by her talent naturally; a good deal from her Dad and some from her mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Martin, who penned the beautiful lyrics to the hit 1950′s song, “For Your Love.” Talent all around. Continue reading… Keep reading »
Sometimes it is a wedding song that makes a marriage so memorable. For my children, it was the cannolis. We are pastry people.
Growing up, my grandmother believed that any argument could be settled once people sat at the table, ate her cannolis, and drank her demi tasse coffee. There was magic in those afternoons. Many a tearful love crisis was solved by sitting and talking and savoring the taste of delicately crunchy shells filled with a mixture of ricotta and heavy cream.
When we all moved to Boston my children split on the best cannolis in the North End — Mike’s or Modern. But when it came time for a wedding, the opinion was universal. Instead of a wedding cake there would be cannolis shipped from Boston to Portland, Maine and layered in a three tier pastry server.
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On September 12, 2009, the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas will celebrate its 1st Anniversary with an “XXXtravagasmic Night of Celebration and Appreciation.”
In the lead-up to the event, and as part of my ongoing Sexy Art feature, I will be featuring some of the artists whose work is currently on exhibition at the museum (see my previous articles on Michael Grecco’s “Naked Ambition” and Bobby Logic’s “First Kiss“).
Today’s slideshow features the museum’s collection of original one-sheet poster art from classic adult films. Keep reading »
The two journalists who were freed from a North Korean prison and the horror of a possible 12 year sentence of hard labor (through the private diplomatic efforts of Bill Clinton), are women who have personal and private lives. Besides being known worldwide for their ordeal, both Euna Lee and Laura Ling are wives, daughters, sisters, and daughters-in-law. Euna is also a mother. While all the relationships mentioned help define us as individuals and offer their own sources of strength, today’s article addresses how a supportive marriage can be a source of strength to us in times of crisis. The husbands of both journalists certainly prove this fact true. Continue reading… Keep reading »