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  • She Can Shred: The Rise of Female Guitarists on YouTube

    She Can Shred: The Rise of Female Guitarists on YouTube

    At one point during the 1992 short film “Sex War,” feminist scholar Camille Paglia says to actress Lauren Hutton, “As a great rock fan I have to remark on the fact that there are no great women lead guitarists in the world … Not one great woman [hard rock] solo has been done in the 25 years of rock.” While Jan Kuehnemund of Vixen, along with Lita Ford and Joan Jett, both formerly of the Runaways, might have disagreed with […]

     
  • Insurrection

                    My name is Mahdi Ziu. I worked for an oil company in Benghazi, Libya, for over twenty years. Life was generally good, and while I did not like living under the dictatorship of General Muammar Gaddafi, the standard of living was quite high and my family and I did well.               While alive, I detested the extremist Muslims who disparaged our religion before the world. That is not my religion. I cannot think of anything more offensive […]

     
  • Eighteen Holes on a Private Island: The Paradise of Caye Chapel

    Eighteen Holes on a Private Island: The Paradise of Caye Chapel

    Caye Chapel is a 265-acre private island just off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean. Although there is more to it, the island is dominated by an 18-hole USGA certified golf course. Originally known as Pyramid Island, Caye Chapel was developed by Kentucky coal millionaire Larry Addington, who poured big sums of money into the island after buying it in 1999, building huge and fully-furnished villas with ocean front views, a swimming pool and pool bar, a massive clubhouse, […]

     
  • Pictures of Jet Powered Cars

    Fiat Turbina

    I love looking at our collective vision of the future from days gone by. Some things sort of turn out while others never materialize. When I was younger it was a given that we would all have our personal jet packs or some personal flying device. That never quite worked out – nor did rocket cars. Turbine driven cars were proposed, some were built but they never took off – but boy do they look cool. Here are a few […]