Agent 47

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Blog

Clean, sharp and fast-paced, this action-suspense film got it right despite the critics trashing it. As the sequel to the 2007 film the elements are similar; Agent 47, a girl, and two warring foes.  The 2015 Agent 47 has everything you’d expect — fight scenes and high speed car chases –, yet manages to keep you guessing throughout. Who is really trying to kill our heroine Katia, and why?  Director Aleksander Bach brings some artistic style to an adrenaline action genre that is often stale, and predictable. Rupert Friend carries […]

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Religion and Science

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Blog , In Search Of , Insights , Opinion

Recently arriving in Bangalore India for a six-month stay, I’ve enjoyed the daily reading of The Speaking Tree column; prompting me to return to my own thoughts on religion and being.  Coming from a mixed-religion household, my mother was a Protestant, (of English, Scottish, and Cherokee heritage), and my father was a Jew (of an Irish Catholic father, and a Russian Jewish mother), I’m not quite sure if that makes me — religiously speaking — more confused, or less.   The Swami Kryanada previously (Aug 31) talked about science and religion: […]

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The Age Of Glamour

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Blog

Chapter 4 – I waited for Jimmy Durante in front of the Copacabana nightclub, nervous and excited at the same time. He said he’d get me a job in the chorus line, but still, I was a little skeptical. After all, the club was to open two days from now – November 10 – and here was I, a young girl who had never danced in a chorus line before, let alone one in New York. But I began to imagine it. After all, Jimmy Durante was Jimmy Durante: a […]

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Copacabana: The Great American Superclub

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Blog , Interviews , Reviews

The Copacabana in New York City was one of the most iconic nightclubs of all time. It was 5:00 AM and Jerry Lewis just walked into Reubens on Madison & 59th St., his arms filled with the early edition of the NY Mirror and his hat turned backward portraying the hapless paperboy. He proceeds to sell them table-by-table. He then returned the papers that were unsold and any money collected to an excited paperboy. On this night, as on most nights, the crowd was a who’s who of the New […]

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Post-Pandemic Business Strategies

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Blog

Post-pandemic business strategies vary from business to business. Today we’re going to discuss bars and restaurants.

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