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    "The Rich Boy," a Short Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    14 months ago

    Fitzgerald wrote many short stories before publishing his finest novel, The Great Gatsby. Out of his collections of short stories, “The Rich Boy” (1926) is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best pieces. Today the tale...

  • A Japanese Literary Masterpiece, The Tale of Genji

    A Japanese Literary Masterpiece, The Tale of Genji

    4 years ago

    In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan this year, and the subsequent outpouring of love and concern from the West, further study of that intriguing country seems much desired. A classic...

  • Three Northern California Missions

    Three Northern California Missions

    18 months ago

    The California Missions Were Built For God, After The Names Of Saints Beginning with Mission San Diego, in Southern California near the Mexican border, and ending with Mission Solano, in Northern California, the...

  • Audrey Hepburn, La Reine Mere of Fashion

    Audrey Hepburn, La Reine Mere of Fashion

    7 years ago

    The Princess of "Roman Holiday" Audrey Hepburn became a sensation upon the release of her 1953 film, Roman Holiday. The twenty-four year old actress from England and Holland won an Oscar, as well as, Golden Globe and...

  • Two Decorating Books By ELLE DÉCOR

    Two Decorating Books By ELLE DÉCOR

    6 years ago

    Of the two sleek, coffee-table books put out by ELLE DECOR, Style And Substance and So Chic, the latter contains many photos of people who are famous or look as though they should be. Yet, both of these hefty, art and...

  • The Queen In New York

    The Queen In New York

    7 years ago

    Queen Elizabeth II, of England, set foot on American soil for the third time in her life this past Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Her first trip here was in 1957 when the relatively new Queen was just 31; she spoke at the...

  • The California Missions

    The California Missions

    6 years ago

    Father Junipero Serra was appointed by Jose de Galvez, the aide to the Spanish King's viceroy, to lead the founding of the first missions in California. Father Junipero Serra. A much loved and well-remembered...