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Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Inspiration: One Cup of Sugar, Several Chords of Classical Music Creates Elizabeth Podsiadlo, San Diego’s Opera Singing Chef

by Alexa Trotta Elizabeth Podsiadlo is busy coloring. She’s helping her eight-year-old daughter with a school project, but that doesn’t mean she’s unavailable for a quick chat. Podsiadlo is good at multi-tasking and as of now this opera singing chef’s plate is quite full. Her annual music program, “Slow Growth” just wrapped up which featured

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Culture: San Remo, Italy: In Bocca Al Lupo

I had packed up all my possessions in San Francisco, abandoned my apartment, quit my job, ditched my cat with my parents and boarded a plane for Europe. The nervous breakdown occurred about ten minutes into the...

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Culture: Canada: Victoria, Vancouver and the Red Coat

Luckily ladies, Vancouver is a foot-friendly city, offering a plethora of footpaths and plenty of lush green park areas to work off your expanding middle-belly. Or, if you’re so inclined: rent a bike and peddle around the...

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Activity Review: NYC: “Sex and the City” Tours Ease Withdrawal

by Alexa Trotta Feeling lonely at nine o’clock on a Sunday night? Perusing television channels in desperation, only to find “Cops” and reruns of “America’s Funniest Home Videos”? Get off that couch—and plan a trip to New...

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Wellness: Fiji: De-stressing and Un-dressing on Waya Island

by Alexa Trotta I found Nemo while snorkeling a few feet off the coast of a wild, deserted island in Fiji. His yellow-and-blue-striped body darted beneath my flippers, then disappeared into the winding blue, green, pink, and...

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Wellness: New Zealand: Cave Trekking by the Light of Bio-illuminescent Maggot Shit

by Alexa Trotta The thought of wading through murky waters surrounded by dark, slimy cave walls didn’t impress me at first. In fact most things that involve the word “slimy” don’t particularly excite me. So when Matt...

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Visionaries: The Real Tango Diva: An Interview with Marina Palmer