“Traveling is good for the brain,” says musician Jonathan Butler, 52. “The mind needs it. I can’t imagine life without getting to see all the amazing, different parts of the world.” Born in Cape Town, South Africa, the Grammy-nominated singer-guitarist-songwriter lived almost two decades in England, before moving with his wife to California. He is currently on tour supporting his latest CD, “Merry Christmas to You.”
Candace Bushnell has a new contingent of fans, thanks to a pair of young adult novels that are prequels to her best seller “Sex and the City.” “The Carrie Diaries” and “Summer and the City” introduce readers to a teenage Carrie Bradshaw years before she became a famous Manhattan sex columnist. The CW is creating a series based on “The Carrie Diaries” that will air later this year.
August 17, 2010
Posted by: Jae-Ha Kim
Category: Food, Go Away With..., Interviews
Tags: "Barbecue University at the Greenbrier", "Planet Barbecue", "Primal Grill", Aman Resorts, Amansara, Amsterdam, Argentina, Axpe, Bahamas, Burgundy, California, Dylan Amsterdam, Elckerlijc, Ellerman House, Etxebarri, Francis Mallmann 1884, Healdsburg, Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris, iPhone, Kyoto, Le Cordonnerie, Marrakech, Moleskine, O Ya, PBS, Ryokan Tarawara, Silk Road, South Korea, Spain, St. Barts, Uzbekistan, Workman Publishing
For his latest book, “Planet Barbecue” (Workman Publishing, $35), master griller Steven Raichlen traveled to 60 countries to see for himself how grilling is done in places such as South Korea, Uruguay and South Africa. With his first-hand knowledge, he put together more than 300 barbecue recipes that are eclectic yet basic enough for the average home griller to follow. The 57-year-old chef describes his life as spending “half the year in Miami, half the year in Martha’s Vineyard and half the year on airplanes. No wonder I’m so tired.”
December 25, 2007
Posted by: Jae-Ha Kim
Category: Go Away With...
Tags: "Children of a Lesser God", "Leading Ladies", "Nip/Tuck", deaf, Disney World, Hawaii, hearing impaired, Holland America's Noordam, Lanai, Marlee Matlin, Mediterranean cruise, St. Barts, Tortola
After winning an Academy Award for her breakthrough performance in “Children of a Lesser God,” Marlee Matlin has proven herself to be a serious actress with a deft comedic touch. But Matlin, 42, is also an accomplished author of children’s books. Her latest, “Leading Ladies” ($15.99, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing), which features a spunky young heroine who Matlin says is a lot like she was as a child, picks up where her previous books “Deaf Child Crossing” and “Nobody’s Perfect” left off. As for acting, Matlin returns to the fifth season of “The L Word” next month, and also has an upcoming guest-starring role on “Nip/Tuck”. But for now, the well-traveled actress – who resides in Los Angeles with her husband and children – reminisces about one of her favorite vacations: a Mediterranean cruise.