Poetry Corner: Poems Part One

Poetry Corner: Poems Part One

POEMS: PART I1. When you look into her eyes, It’s like looking into her soul, You can see every tear shed,You can hear every scream yelled,You can feel her heart break,And you can hear it shatter, When he said that he never loved her. 2. She reads this book Like her life depends on it. She’s attached to its characters As if she was a part of it. She will remember its impact On her for the rest of…

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FanVestor: Platform for Fans to Invest in Their Heroes Gains Traction

FanVestor: Platform for Fans to Invest in Their Heroes Gains Traction

Our friend Larry Namer always seems to be in the forefront of coming trends. We recently received this missive from him regarding FanVestor, which enables fans to invest in the various endeavors of their favorite personalities from the entertainment world to the sports world. Dear Faith, I am happy to announce that I have moved from an advisory board member in FanVestor to the COO position. While I’m still heading Metan Global and will continue…

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My All-Time Basketball Team

Earvin “Magic” Johnson, objectively the most crowd-pleasing superstar in NBA history (based on the way the NBA skyrocketed, popularity wise, in the 1980s), was the definition of a “quarterback” on the basketball court, while he was the flashiest, unselfish basketball player of all-time — who could handle the basketball better than anyone and extemporaneously find the open man better than anyone. While he was obviously the greatest fast break basketball player of all-time, his overall…

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Which Player (Throughout NBA History) Would I Build My Franchise Around?

If I could pick one player throughout NBA history to build my franchise around, I would pick the same player that Bill Sharman picked in the 1979 NBA Draft — and that is Earvin “Magic” Johnson.Now, could Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or LeBron James beat Magic in a one-on-one-game? I don’t know? But who cares. Basketball is not a one-on-one sport. Basketball is a five-on-five team sport. And in a five-on-five setting, and…

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“The Pivotal Spring” Timeline

“The Pivotal Spring” Timeline

March 26, 1979: Earvin “Magic” Johnson and the Michigan State Spartans defeat Larry Bird and the Indiana State Sycamores in the 1979 NCAA Division 1 Basketball Championship Game, the highest-rated televised college basketball game ever.  [note: Red Auerbach, the then basketball-related decision-making authority for the Boston Celtics, had already reserved the rights to eventually sign Larry Bird, back in 1978 (while Bird was actually still in college)].April 19, 1979: Bill Sharman, the then Lakers GM…

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Da Carla Caffe: A Study in Italian Charm

Da Carla Caffe: A Study in Italian Charm

Da Carla Caffe, or “The Carla”, so named after the chef Carla Baldieri, is a charming cafe that offers simply delicious food precisely prepared for your pleasure and served on sidewalk tables in a perfectly peaceful atmosphere in Beverly Hills.  Da Carla is a joint enterprise of Chef Baldieri and Tony Cacciotti, and the restaurant is a loving creation which inculcates their years of experience in the business into a delightful dining experience for their…

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Guido Raimundo: Visionary Cinematographer

Guido Raimundo: Visionary Cinematographer

Creative individuals are often optimistic and enthusiastic visionaries who lead us into the future, and, recognizing that, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for such innovative blithe spirits. I never tire of engaging with those who inhabit this realm and I even take delight in being in their orbit. It is quite rare to find the spark of such creativity in the young, but indeed I detected it upon meeting cinematographer…

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THE CEDARS: THE PAST IS THE PRESENT 

THE CEDARS: THE PAST IS THE PRESENT 

When renowned fashion designer Sue Wong undertook the restoration of her beloved The Cedars, the breathtaking palazzo she calls home, no detail nor expense was spared nor overlooked in reinstituting its past grandeur. The Cedars was once the fabled Grande Dame, the epitome of Old Hollywood glamour and reputedly the most opulent home of its day when she was conceived in the Golden Age of the 1920s.  The property came by its name in celebration…

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Sue Wong an Epic Life Journey

Sue Wong an Epic Life Journey

SUE WONG is a study in contrasts. She appears petite, yet possesses a commanding presence and grand energy that fills an entire room. While there is power and strength in her designs, there is a romantic fantasy and poetic lyricism that informs her work. The elegant economy of her gestures belies the strength and determination with which she had managed her business for over three decades. This collision of polar opposites creates the frisson that…

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Schnitman on Bryant

Schnitman on Bryant

A very personal public statement from the bottom of Joshua Schnitman’s heart. I would first like to start by acknowledging my heartfelt condolences to all of the family and friends of those that were affected by this horrific 1-26-20 crash! In regards to Kobe, I recall two different fan reactions to him throughout my young life. There was the one that made fun of me for wearing his #8 jersey every single day in the…

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