Tag Archives: Valley

Joanne Michaels, Who Sketched the Hudson Valley in Words, Dies at 69

Joanne Michaels, Who Sketched the Hudson Valley in Words, Dies at 69

Joanne Michaels, Who Sketched the Hudson Valley in Words, Dies at 69 Joanne Michaels, Who Sketched the Hudson Valley in Words, Dies at 69 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Joanne Michaels’s books — mostly guides to New York State’s Hudson Valley region — are typically …

Read More »

Canada’s Napa Valley Seeks Elusive Audience: Canadian Wine Drinkers

Canada’s Napa Valley Seeks Elusive Audience: Canadian Wine Drinkers

Canada’s Napa Valley Seeks Elusive Audience: Canadian Wine Drinkers Canada’s Napa Valley Seeks Elusive Audience: Canadian Wine Drinkers OSOYOOS, British Columbia — The first surprise for Séverine Pinte, a French winemaker working in Canada, was how casual everyone was — more ripped jeans and flip-flops than Chanel. Then there was the unexpected need to warn grape pickers not to smoke …

Read More »

How Pro-Trump Forces Work the Refs in Silicon Valley

How Pro-Trump Forces Work the Refs in Silicon Valley

How Pro-Trump Forces Work the Refs in Silicon Valley How Pro-Trump Forces Work the Refs in Silicon Valley (The Gateway Pundit himself, Jim Hoft, didn’t respond to an inquiry but posted pre-emptively that “The Gateway Pundit has been 100% correct in all of our reporting on every major story.”) It was Facebook that became the first target of coordinated right-wing …

Read More »

Overcrowded Housing Invites Covid-19, Even in Silicon Valley

Overcrowded Housing Invites Covid-19, Even in Silicon Valley

Overcrowded Housing Invites Covid-19, Even in Silicon Valley Overcrowded Housing Invites Covid-19, Even in Silicon Valley It was not surprising when three-quarters of the house tested positive. There were 12 people in three bedrooms, with a bathroom whose door frequently required a knock and a kitchen where dinnertime shifts extended from 5 p.m. well into the evening. Karla Lorenzo, a …

Read More »

An Ancient Valley Lost to ‘Progress’

An Ancient Valley Lost to ‘Progress’

An Ancient Valley Lost to ‘Progress’ An Ancient Valley Lost to ‘Progress’ In his push for economic development, Turkey’s president has flooded the archaeological gem of Hasankeyf and displaced thousands of families. July 5, 2020 HASANKEYF, Turkey — There was something exceptional about Hasankeyf that made visitors fall in love with the town on first sight. Graced with mosques and …

Read More »

EBay’s Critics Faced an Extreme Case of an Old Silicon Valley Habit

EBay’s Critics Faced an Extreme Case of an Old Silicon Valley Habit

EBay’s Critics Faced an Extreme Case of an Old Silicon Valley Habit EBay’s Critics Faced an Extreme Case of an Old Silicon Valley Habit Last summer, members of eBay’s private security team sent live roaches and a bloody pig mask to the home of a suburban Boston couple who published a niche e-commerce newsletter. The harassment campaign, which also included …

Read More »

Palestinians in Jordan Valley Fear Annexation Would Choke Off Their Villages

Palestinians in Jordan Valley Fear Annexation Would Choke Off Their Villages

Palestinians in Jordan Valley Fear Annexation Would Choke Off Their Villages Palestinians in Jordan Valley Fear Annexation Would Choke Off Their Villages AL JIFTILIK, West Bank — Hamdan Saeed rises at 5:30 each morning to sell hot coffee to Palestinian and Israeli motorists along Route 90, the main highway through the Jordan Valley, a resource-rich borderland in the occupied West …

Read More »

2,000 Free Meals a Night, Seasoned by Silicon Valley Chefs

2,000 Free Meals a Night, Seasoned by Silicon Valley Chefs

2,000 Free Meals a Night, Seasoned by Silicon Valley Chefs 2,000 Free Meals a Night, Seasoned by Silicon Valley Chefs PALO ALTO, Calif. — Andres Pantoja, an up-and-coming Silicon Valley sous chef, spent his pre-pandemic evenings delicately preparing the $115 plate of lamb chops and deboning the $42 Psari Plaki whole fish at a fashionable restaurant here. It is frantic …

Read More »

The Hot New Thing in Clubby Silicon Valley? An App Called Clubhouse

The Hot New Thing in Clubby Silicon Valley? An App Called Clubhouse

The Hot New Thing in Clubby Silicon Valley? An App Called Clubhouse The Hot New Thing in Clubby Silicon Valley? An App Called Clubhouse SAN FRANCISCO — Marc Andreessen, a Silicon Valley investor, published a rallying cry last month that quickly ricocheted around the tech industry. In it, he blamed America’s dismal response to the coronavirus on “smug complacency, this …

Read More »

When ‘Valley Girl’ (and Nicolas Cage) Shook Up Hollywood

When ‘Valley Girl’ (and Nicolas Cage) Shook Up Hollywood

When ‘Valley Girl’ (and Nicolas Cage) Shook Up Hollywood When ‘Valley Girl’ (and Nicolas Cage) Shook Up Hollywood Four shots of nude breasts. That’s what the producers of “Valley Girl” demanded of their potential director, Martha Coolidge. If she wanted the gig — overseeing what was set to be a low-budget, exploitative high-school romp that could lure teen boys like …

Read More »