Ever since 1971, Davos in Switzerland has played host to a unique event, one that draws the leading lights in business, economics, politics, and public advocacy together to discuss the major issues facing the world. The World Economic Forum took place this month, and its stellar line-up of guests and speakers reveals how relevant and important this event still is.
With mere days before the Iowa Caucuses, Republican candidates are still vying to position themselves for the fight after the first votes are cast. Some are aiming to win and gain momentum, while others are simply trying to survive to fight on into the primary season.
The World Economic Forum in Davos is frequently thought of as a playground and talking shop for the wealthy and the powerful. Bringing together the leading lights of business, academia, politics, and science, the Forum is dedicated to promoting international cooperation in solving the major issues facing the world economy.
Riviera Maya. The name exudes luxury and tropical essence. Vacations are few and far between so give yourself the retreat you deserve. This one in Cancun pulls out all of the stops so that you will be leaving with a heightened sense of health, happiness, and inspiration.
Over the holidays I had the opportunity to visit Washington, DC as a tourist (something I rarely do, so it was a real treat). During my wanderings around the federal buildings and wonderful museums, I was struck with a sense of the incredible majesty of our nation’s capital.
Every year, the Golden Globes begin the gleaming award season, bringing the first appreciation of the best movies and television of the year. In 2015, we saw a lot of great talent and superb movies, including The Martian, Joy, Carol, to name just a few. The movies in the major spotlight were The Revenant, Spotlight, Carol, and Room; and among the television series were Mr. Robot, Empire, Games of Thrones, and Outlander.
I’m so proud of all the outstanding work my fellow DePaul alumnus, Dean Culbert, and his staff have been creating at the Theatre School at DePaul University, especially since the opening of their new artistic space on Racine Avenue. As a continuation of Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences, the new season will feature the world premiere of Prospero’s Storm, a play based on William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
This week marks the departure of yet another contender for the Republican presidential nomination. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina struggled from the very beginning to gain any traction, rarely polling better than one-percent and being perpetually relegated to the undercard debates.