The Quiet Revolutionary

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RBG, the documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, directed and produced by Betsy West and Julie Cohen exposes a quiet, ladylike, and very persistent revolutionary.  She was a strong advocate for gender equality and women's...

“Fresh Air” Art in Borrego Springs

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“Plein Air” means fresh air –think outdoors- in French and many painters feel inspired when working outdoors in natural light surrounded by the splendors of nature. The Borrego Art Institute currently has an exhibit...

Sephardic Artist Follows her Dream

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Mexican/American actress, Lizet Benrey, will take part in the upcoming San Diego Film Week.  Two of her films will be shown on March 3rd and 5th. They are the short film, “NOTICE”, and the...

A Passion Not Forgotten

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Some passions are hard to forget. In the case of widower, Rafael Mareyna, he had two first loves or passions which were painting, something he left behind and came back to many years...

Good Food and Tikkun Olam

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In my opinion, there is nothing better than a tasty taco, and if eating that taco also helps you do an act of social justice , even better! I ate that tasty taco at...

Coco- A Movie for Both Children and Adults to Enjoy

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The Disney/Pixar Companies have redeemed themselves after the 2013 debacle of requesting to trademark, “Dia de los Muertos”, with their new movie, Coco. In this movie, they finally get it right by hiring a...

Lakshmi Basile and Dancing Flamenco

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What is Flamenco? Most experts agree that the creation and history of flamenco was in southern Spain in the region of Andalusia where it still flourishes today. Flamenco was created through the fusion of...

Finding Jewish Stories on Interstate 8

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If you go to the website of the publication, San Diego Jewish World, you will see the motto, “There Is a Jewish Story Everywhere!” Owner and publisher, Don Harrison, delights in traveling, meeting people,...

Siberian Cupcakes in East County

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There are five luscious Siberian cupcakes residing near Santa Ysabel on the way to Palomar Mountain. What is a Siberian cupcake? They are domesticated Russian foxes and this author was lucky enough to meet...

Isaac Artenstein: Telling Frontier Jewish Stories

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Filmmaker Isaac Artenstein likes to tell good stories, especially unknown ones, and if those stories inform and entertain others, even better. He feels that the Jews of the Southwest have an untold story as...