Sunday, December 19, 2010

Iowa Beef

The Iowa Beef Industry Council: How to Prepare the Perfect Prime Rib
A beef roast is the perfect entrée for special meals. Roasts are extremely easy to prepare and make an impressive centerpiece to a meal. There’s a choice to suit every budget and every size gathering. In Britain, a traditional Christmas feast would feature a magnificent rib roast. Americans are familiar with that same roast which we often call “Prime Rib”.
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

October 28, 2010

This day in history
October 28 – The Airbus A300 flies for the first time.
306Maxentius is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
1538 – The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.
1636 – A vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establishes the first college in what would become the United States, today known as Harvard University.
1775American Revolutionary War: A British proclamation forbids residents from leaving Boston.
1864American Civil War: The Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road .
1886 – In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
1919 – The U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January.
1962Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
1964Vietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.
2007Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina.
Brad Paisley born on October 28, 1972
Bill Gates born on October 28, 1955
Julia Roberts born on October 28, 1967
Joaquin Phoenix born on October 28, 1974
Ben Harper born on October 28, 1969
Lauren Holly born on October 28, 1963
Daphne Zuniga born on October 28, 1962
Jami Gertz born on October 28, 1965
Charlie Daniels born on October 28, 1936
Elsa Lanchester born on October 28, 1902
Joan Plowright born on October 28, 1929
Jane Alexander born on October 28, 1939
Dennis Franz born on October 28, 1944
Telma Hopkins born on October 28, 1948
Bruce Jenner born on October 28, 1949
Andy Richter born on October 28, 1966

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Louise Bourgeois

New York Times: Louise Bourgeois, Influential Sculptor, Dies at 98

On my trip to Basque Country in 2007, one of the more dramatic visual aspects to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (besides Jeff Koons' Puppy and seeing Walt Disney Hallbeside the Nervion River) was Louise Bourgeois' riverbank sculpture of a giant spider. Bourgeois had a traveling retrospective at MOCA in 2008-09, and Suzanne Muchnic writes of her at the L.A. Times today: