3 Books Made Famous by Stage Productions

(DGIwire) – It’s customary for notable works of literature to inspire the creation of memorable dramas, but things don’t always work in that order. In a few cases, a stage production garners the spotlight (literally) before the version set on the page gets its full due. Here are three famous examples where the fame surrounding […]

Searching for the Perfect Wine? See this Sonoma Star for Holiday Gifting and Merrymaking

(DGIwire) – The holidays are here again, and with them comes the eternally recurring dilemma: What gift to buy for friends, family and colleagues? In the spirit of good cheer, wine is a perennially popular choice—but which one is best? The pages of wine magazines present a staggering array of choices, which can easily cause […]

Travel Agency Owners: The Best Customers Are Silver-Haired

(DGIwire) – What are the greatest tourist destinations on Earth? Everyone has their own opinions—but not everyone has the means to hop on a plane to actually visit them. Yet one demographic is likely to have both the will and the wallet to travel the globe: the silver-haired segment of the population. So it’s odd […]

Top 4 Stories About Growing Up (or Not)

(DGIwire) – The journey from child to adult is a memorable one. No matter whether its choppy waves are traversed successfully or not, there is bound to be some confusion, complexity and (hopefully) fun. This journey has long been a fascinating subject for writers—some drawing on their own experiences, some imagining fanciful scenarios. Here are […]

3 Top Adventure Stories: What Makes Them Classics?

(DGIwire) – Within the pantheon of adventure fiction, certain stories have stood the test of time to gain the status of classics. Opinions are sure to differ regarding the best of the best, but it is likely that the three yarns listed here will occupy the majority—if not all—of the “all-time favorite” lists compiled by […]

Reading Fun for Parents and Kids: A New Take on Peter Pan

(DGIwire) — Summer is a great time for kids to take a break from school, get outside and let their imaginations run wild, but it is also important that they continue to read in preparation for the coming school year. Good books for summer reading challenge young readers with new words and ideas, but also […]

Keeping Secrets Safe From Prying Eyes in the Sky

(DGIwire) – Imagine being in charge of security at a professional sports stadium, entertainment destination, movie studio or high-tech corporate campus—and watching a drone approach and hover overhead. The sense of intrusion would be palpable. Unfortunately, this is no sci-fi scenario; it’s happening already, with a rash of incidents  spurring searches for better drone protection. […]

Captain Hook Tells His Side of the Story in New Novel

(DGIwire) –  Peter Pan has owned the spotlight since J. M. Barrie’s original stage production of 1904 and the classic novel it spawned. But did Barrie tell the whole truth about Peter’s nemesis, Captain Hook? In his delightfully engaging debut novel, Hook’s Tale: Being the Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written by Himself (Scribner, […]

Portraits of Fame in Black and White

(DGIwire) – “I bring music to every shoot,” writes celebrity photographer Jesse Dittmar in the opening pages of two, his extraordinary debut book. As we at ReviewLoft browsed the 62 black-and-white portraits—all taken between 2013 and 2015—in this impressive, oversized volume, we felt the music as well: the rhythms of Dittmar’s keen photographic talents and […]

The NYC Fashion Industry: Keeping It Local

(DGIwire) – Over the past few decades, the fashion industry’s intimate relationship with New York City has evolved in exciting ways. For example, there was the louche, sexy 1970s Studio 54 era; the All-American workwear period of the ’80s; the rise of minimalism and grunge courtesy of the ’90s; and today’s crop of designers, whose […]

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