We live in an age when sending humans rocketing into space is routine, even mundane. Even civilians—well, wealthy civilians—have "slipped the surly bonds of Earth." On July 20, 2021, billionaire Jeff Bezos launched himself out of the atmosphere using a rocket dubbed "New Shepard" in honor of the first American to sit on top of a cylinder crammed with high explosives and light … [Read more...] about Fly Me to the Moon
Jeff Bridges embodies the free-wheeling, free-spirited zeitgeist of the baby-boomer generation. His laid-back, long-haired, laconic persona has served him well in Hollywood, earning him roles in many critically acclaimed and popular films as well as a slew of industry accolades, including seven Academy Award nominations and an Oscar. A lifelong music fan, Bridges has in recent … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Renaissance Man
Following a year in which the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) was sadly compelled to break its 63-year run as the world's longest continuously running jazz festival, this most cherished Monterey Peninsula event is making a triumphant return. On the weekend of September 24th-26th, the oak-studded grounds of the Monterey County Fair and Event Center will once again come alive with … [Read more...] about Jazz is Back!
As the saying goes, some of the best things come in small packages. In the case of Carmel's Winfield Gallery, that idiom could be adapted to read: big things are hidden behind small storefronts. That's hinted at by the whimsical ceramic sculptures by longtime Winfield artist Karen Shapiro displayed in the gallery's tiny window. Who can resist going in to find out what's up with … [Read more...] about For the Love of Art
Of all the arts, architecture serves the most practical purpose. At its heart, the disciple delivers to humankind one of our essential needs: shelter. Over the centuries, architecture has become more than that, however. It can inspire, it can nurture, it can awe. In the right hands, it makes us feel larger than we are; in the wrong hands, it can also make us feel … [Read more...] about Revealing Carmel’s Design Masterpieces