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Block Book Features: “When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends”

15 Aug , 2017  

Block Book Features:

When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends

“When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, les Années folles, when Parisians emerged from the horrors of war to find that a new world greeted them—one that reverberated with the hard metallic clang of the assembly line, the roar of automobiles, and the beat of jazz. Mary McAuliffe traces a decade that saw seismic change on almost every front, from art and architecture to music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation, and, most notably, behavior. The epicenter of all this creativity, as well as of the era’s good times, was Montparnasse, where impoverished artists and writers found colleagues and cafés, and tourists discovered the Paris of their dreams. Major figures on the Paris scene—such as Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, Picasso, Stravinsky, Diaghilev, and Proust—continued to hold sway, while others now came to prominence—including Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, Cole Porter, and Josephine Baker, as well as André Citroën, Le Corbusier, Man Ray, Sylvia Beach, James Joyce, and the irrepressible Kiki of Montparnasse. Paris of the 1920s unquestionably sizzled. Yet rather than being a decade of unmitigated bliss, les Années folles also saw an undercurrent of despair as well as the rise of ruthless organizations of the extreme right, aimed at annihilating whatever threatened tradition and order—a struggle that would escalate in the years ahead. Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, Mary McAuliffe brings this vibrant era to life.”

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Recommended Reading: Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

18 Jun , 2017  

Sex at DawnHOT SUMMER READS: Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships authored by Drs. Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha is a captivating narrative that outlines the history of our sexuality. Newsweek calls it ““Funny, witty, and light” and Dan Savages says it is “the single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behavior in the Human Male.” What are you reading this summer?

Sex at Dawn | Publisher: Harper Perennial

Want more Sex At Dawn? Check out Sex at Dawn IV on Dr. Suzy.TV

 

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75 Fun & Free Things to Do in L.A. Every Angeleno Should Try in 2016 | We Like L.A.

14 Jun , 2016  

New to Los Angeles and need a few ideas on how to explore one of the busiest cities in the world? Or are you just a local who wants to see more  of your city? In either case you’re in luck, We Like L.A.’s  Brian Champlin has compiled a hefty list of things to do in Los Angeles that is sure to keep you busy through the summer and beyond. READ MORE

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Recommended Reading: Classic Sex Positions Reinvented by Moushumi Ghose

9 May , 2016  

Moushumi Ghose is a musician, and writer…[She] writes for various webzines on the topics of sexuality, intimacy, and relationships.” In her book Classic Sex Positions Reinvented she provides pix and techniques for mutually pleasurable sex. | Also seen on the Dr. Susan Block Show.  Classic-Sex-Positions-Reinvented

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