October 21, 2012 |
HONOLULU - Palace intrigue? Check. Royal rapscallions? Some. Kings and queens and gorgeous things? You'll find those too. You thought we were speaking of Britain, perhaps? Well, no, although Britain celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in June. Instead, we're turning to Hawaiian royalty, who ruled a kingdom now so popular that 7.3 million people visited last year. Royal watchers will find almost as many twists and turns in the story of the Hawaiian monarchs as they do among England's overlords.
February 28, 2013 |
The list of superstar tribute shows in Las Vegas is expanding this week. Beginning Thursday, the long-running "Legends in Concert" opens in its new home at the Flamingo . On Friday, "Stars in Concert," the genre's newest entry, premieres at the free-standing Boulevard Theatre . And look-alike, sound-alike junkies can add "Tribute Royalty" -- already showing at the V Theater inside the Miracle Mile Shops --...
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July 17, 2000
Re "Growing Rage on Sidelines Takes Life of Hockey Dad," July 11: The article discussing the killing of one father by another, apparently resulting from their respective sons' altercation at the kids' hockey game, states it is evidence of a growing sports rage. Sports rage, like road rage and air rage, is prompted by an excessively self-indulgent attitude affecting many people in our society. They, as David Brooks in his book "Bobos in Paradise" states, see self-actualization and unencumbered choices as paramount.
June 26, 2007
Re "President claims oversight exemption," June 23 The Bush administration's own executive order from 2003 makes an admirable point: "Our democratic principles require that the American people be informed of the activities of their government" -- yet this is the same order that President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney now say they are above obeying. I've taught social studies to students for 14 years, and I now have to amend my curriculum, for it seems there are people who are above the Constitution.
April 28, 2011 |
If things continue as they are and Britain's Prince Charles succeeds his mother to reign as king until his death at a ripe old age, then sometime around 2040 the young couple getting married in Westminster Abbey on Friday will be King William V and Queen Catherine. By sheer accident of birth, William will then be the head of state of whatever is left of today's United Kingdom. Would that be all right? My answer is: In theory, no; in practice, probably yes. If William and Kate behave themselves, unlike some of the gamier members of Britain's royal family, and contribute to the development of a modernized, slimmed-down constitutional monarchy, this can actually be better than the likely alternatives.
April 5, 2011
In addition to everything else that Madrid has to offer, there are numerous possibilities for day trips that are less than an hour away. So it’s easy to get a complete change of scenery without packing your suitcase or hunting for lodging. Aranjuez Other than flamenco, no music cries “Spain” in such vivid harmonic flourishes as Joaquin Rodrigo’s dramatic “Concierto de Aranjuez.” So what better way to immerse yourself in Spain’s glory than to stroll the gardens that inspired this iconic piece of music?