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SOME LIKE IT HOT

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  The decade of the Fifties signaled the rise of consumerism in the United States – the Diners Club credit card was introduced, the first commercial color TV program was …

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MAXIMUS ENTERTAINS!

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“Are you not entertained?” bellows Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russel Crowe in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator) at the spectators after handily dispatching one of fight promoter Proximo’s gladiators.  Today, we were, although …

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OASIS FOR THE URBAN COWBOY

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  Urbanidad – it’s Spanish for “urbanity,” which could mean any number of things.  The word connotes civility and all its attributes, like polished courteousness, a suave disposition, and a …

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Percolator Has Fallen: The Rise of the Macchiatos

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Percolate – from Latin percolo (“I filter”), from the verb percolare, from per (“through)+ colare (“to strain”); to cause a solvent (i.e., water) to pass through a permeable substance (i.e., coffee grounds) especially for extracting a soluble constituent. …