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James Michener

On the Rocks With the Firewalkers of Fiji

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

During the shows an announcer explains that the walkers are Sawau tribesmen from Beqa, and that their skill is handed down from generation to generation. How all this came about, he says, is told in an ancient legend.

The Odd, Magical, Powerful Mojo of Bucks County, PA

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

There's something about New Hope, and about the mojo of Central Bucks County in general, that lends itself to magical, powerful, creative thinking. George Washington felt it. Henry Mercer felt it. James Michener felt it.

5 Storied Isles of the South Pacific: Going Literary on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.21.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Not for nothing have some of the world's most famous authors dwelt literarily on and physically in the islands of the South Seas, the mystic beauty of...

A Talk With Steve Berry

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Berry is the highly acclaimed, bestselling author of historical thrillers, including the Cotton Malone adventure series.

Broadway Miracle Sighted on PBS -- South Pacific Permitted Full Use of Real Instruments

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

South Pacific, based on a collection of stories by James Michener, is a multifaceted piece. The plot is the thing in this play, although it is loaded with the requisite number of hit tunes.

The Forgotten Battle Which Won The American Revolution

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Revolutionary War lasted a lot longer than most of us realize. Begun in 1775, the war didn't end for six long years, and wasn't fully resolved for another two. The Battle of the Chesapeake, in particular, deserves to be remembered.

On His Birthday, Taking The Measure Of Brando

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Brando's filmography provides sufficient proof that the actor's own demons helped stall a career that in its hey-day (the mid-late fifties) seemed limitless in potential.