June 28, 2011
Within the medina (old city) of Marrakech, Morocco, is an oasis of calm called Café Arabe. It used to be a riad , which is the Moroccan equivalent of a B&B. There are three levels to this café, but the must-see is the rooftop bar. Go there at sunset and experience something you will never forget. I stumbled upon Café Arabe by accident, and it was my favorite part of Marrakech. Café Arabe, 184 Rue Mouassine, Marrakech; http://www.cafearabe.com Lauren Linett Los Angeles
August 20, 2011
One of music's most famous family feuds is headed for the courts. Oasis singer Liam Gallagher said Friday he was suing his estranged brother and former bandmate, Noel, for saying his hangover forced the rumbustious Brit rockers to cancel a concert. Bad blood between the brothers has made headlines ever since Oasis burst to fame in 1994 with debut album "Definitely Maybe. " When Noel left the band in 2009 he said it was because he couldn't work "a day longer" with his brother.
January 2, 2013 |
John Lennon got verbally crucified in 1966 for declaring that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Now, Noel Gallagher has topped that by asserting that God is a fan of Oasis. Noel, the former lead songwriter of the Beatles-obsessed band from Manchester, told Britain's the Sun newspaper that he already had his sales pitch ready to persuade St. Peter to open the pearly gates when he arrived in the afterlife. "I'd say, 'You've heard "Don't Look Back in Anger"?' and they'd say, 'Of course.' I'd say, 'Look, it's me, let us in. I can play you a tune.
January 24, 2010
This was not my first cruise, but it was my first on Royal Caribbean. Some RC regulars grumbled that the company has cut back. There were no bedtime chocolates on pillows, and there's a $3.95 charge for room service between midnight and 5 a.m. (This was done to curtail waste, one of the food staff members said. "People were ordering stuff they didn't eat.") In the bars, there were no complimentary hors d'oeuvres, only peanuts -- if you were lucky. Other passengers said they had to scrounge for a shower cap, and still others thought the service was slow.
January 24, 2010 |
When Oasis of the Seas is sailing at capacity, the food staff will prepare about 35,000 meals a day, from pizza and burgers to the $75 multicourse dinner at the exclusive Chef's Table. And executive chef Ivo Jahn, 39, oversees the ship's 24 dining venues and the 235 cooks and five executive sous chefs who make the magic happen. As Jahn and I toured the vast stainless-steel main galley, we passed heaping trays of pasta and potatoes, giant bags of onions, big bins of peppers, lettuce, mushrooms and carrots, boxes of melons.
January 16, 2001
However creepy Hollywood Boulevard became over the past so many tawdry years, it offered one sure cultural oasis in Book City ("Closing the Book on a Landmark," Dec. 10). How sad to learn that this wonderful literary depot is being forced out of the neighborhood by the very redevelopers whose motive, I thought, is to return a semblance of legitimacy to the street and replace all the last vestiges of riffraff with a higher quality of civic life. I fear another mindless CityWalk. Give me culture with sleaze over no culture at all. DAVID LEWIS Piedmont