April 2011

April 29th, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Publisher's Note with 0 Comments
Will you become a pistol-packing mamma or a gun-toting dude?What will be your piece of choice? A pearl-handled derringer? A 44 magnum? Or, will you take no chances and carry a fifteen round semi-automatic berretta in your briefcase?Soon, if it is left up to many states and their respective legislators (with Arizona ahead of most), you will have that choice. We all may have a chance, first hand,...
April 28th, 2011
Written by Wendy Innes in Travels' Tapestry with 0 Comments
Manhattan and its surrounding area, is one of the most racially diverse places in the country. People of every race live side-by-side with one another while maintaining their own cultures. The city that never sleeps has something for everyone.Manhattan still maintains many of the ethnic neighborhoods from 100 years ago. Astoria, Queens has its Greeks and Egyptians, Belmont, Bronx has Italians and...
April 27th, 2011
Written by Rita Cook in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
Iranian cuisine is often called Persian since the country was actually Persia until 1934. The food is a combination of lots of spicy curry stews with other dishes as diverse as kofta (meatballs) or pilau – all common to Iranian cuisine. Several of Iran's dishes also come from the Greeks, Arabs, Turks, and Russians.Take for example the popular dolma or stuffed grape leaves, often seen on many a...
April 26th, 2011
Written by Chris Benguhe in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
Not to be rude, but some vegetarian restaurants keep us carnivores out by boring our taste buds with food that tastes like cardboard, ambience that puts us to sleep, and by making anyone who is not a vegan feel like a criminal.But Berkeley’s Cheese Board Collective is the ultimate and delectable opposite. Even with good stuff like pepperoni and red sauce removed, the pizza is incredible. And...
April 25th, 2011
Written by Wendy Innes in National Collegiate Dialogue with 8 Comments
cyber racism
Just a generation ago, racism and segregation was a way of life for minorities all across the U.S. at colleges big and small. As time slowly marched on, it seems to the uninterested observer that these scourges on society have all but disappeared, but nothing could be farther from the truth.Racism and segregation are alive and well on college campuses, but they merely take a more 21st Century...