RECENTLY, I WROTE an article all about why Charleston, South Carolina, is the best place you could possibly go to college. One of the reasons I listed was about how liberal Charleston is, especially in terms of our LGBT, and African American populations. I’m sad to say, I was wrong on that point.Recently, Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell was chosen to become the College of Charleston’s newest president.
Take online courses in travel journalism and join a growing community of thousands of travel writers, photographers, and filmmakers at MatadorU.OVER THE LAST MONTH we’ve been expanding the curricula at MatadorU. Among the first new lessons we’ve added are studies in rhetoric vs. transparent language, as well as travel “porn” and plight writing.
Londoners who live in London are a rare breed. In my office of 40, only two people were actually born and raised in the megacity of 8 million. Lucky for me, my partner and many of his friends are some of these scarce specimens. I thank them in advance for providing me with such robust material.What they say: Excuse me.
One day recently, bored and impulsive, I decided to Google Filemón Escobar, a Trotskyist tin miner I lived with over 40 years ago in the town of Siglo Veinte, Bolivia. I discovered he was now Senator Filemón Escobar, a leading figure in the socialist government of Evo Morales. The last time I saw him, he was prisoner Filemón Escobar in a La Paz jail, so comfortable in his prisoner’s skin I could barely bring myself to feel sorry for him.
Matador gives you three recipes, each around 100 years old (and all musts for even the novice mixologist.)The ManhattanThe first known recipe of this drink is from 1891. While probably concocted in Manhattan, there is some debate as to whether it was created at Manhattan Club, as reported.4 1/2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth2 dashes Angostura bitters2 Maraschino cherriesFill a pitcher with ice and add the whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters.
With his hard peaked blue cap and golden beard, Yehoshua November looks like he’s dressed as Van Gogh’s Postman for Purim.Purim is the Jewish carnival holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jews of Persia (Iran) by Queen Esther from the death decree of King Ahasuerus’s evil advisor, Haman. On this day, Jews don costumes and become other people, even non-Jews.