Michael Jackson, Fess Parker, Ronald Reagan and Matt LeBlanc are among those residents, but surfers, cowboys, artists, veterans and settlers get the most affectionate treatment. Etling takes us not only to Jacksons fantasy estate and the sets of "Sideways" and "Seabiscuit," but to Highway 246 on California Cleanup Day, a university lecture on gophers and numerous local festivals. ...Read the Book ...
Josephine Baker: A diva who embraced the worldSTLtoday.comAlthough Baker's Rainbow Tribe and French chateau were off-beat, “it wasn't like Michael Jackson's 'Neverland,'” he says. “It was a serious thing.” Jane Henderson is book editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Follow her online at stltoday.com/books ...and more » […]
Jackson?s influence on the rap world, including the members of the Forbes Five, can be seen in the copious sampling of his work by artists from Jay Z to Kanye West and in frequent shout-outs to the singer in verse, but also in the way that some of the business ventures they?ve made that mirrored those pioneered by Jackson. […]
The author and new-age guru, 66, on living with robots, being called a charlatan and what makes him happy Everything that's wrong with the world today is a gift from science. From nuclear and chemical weapons to global warming and the extinction of species, we have the capacity to cause our own extinction. I'm on a visitor's pass on planet Ear […]