Category Archives: Europe

Sculpture by the Sea

“When my Father died it was like a whole library had burned down” is Swedish artist Susanna Hesselberg’s contribution to this year’s Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Aarhus, Denmark. The cryptic title references Laurie Anderson’s song “World Without End”. … Continue reading

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Travel Reading

While I might quibble with the specific book choices, I love the concept of this infographic from Fly Abu Dhabi. I always try and find good reads on my travel destinations before a trip. Travel guidebooks are great for history … Continue reading

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Gonzo Bookselling

I paid my dues as a flea market bookseller, but the random gallimaufry of book shelves, boxes and tables of my book stall pales when I see the brilliance of Jeff Towns’ traveling “BookBus”. Officially called Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore, the bookmobile turns up … Continue reading

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But How’s The WiFi

With all of the time that travelers are forced to spend in airports these days, free and fast wifi has become even more important. The website Rotten WiFi has compiled crowd sourced speed test data on more than 130 airports … Continue reading

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The Mind Is Like An Iceberg

One hundred years ago Sigmund Freud published his groundbreaking paper titled “The Unconscious”, which revolutionized thinking about the mind. To mark this centenary, this week the Freud Museum London is launching a three-month long celebration to demonstrate how the unconscious … Continue reading

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Oslo is a Scream

Norwegian artists Steffen Kverneland and Monica Tollnes recently teamed up to bring a street art twist to Edvard Munch’s iconic work “The Scream”. The mural, in central Oslo’s Tøyen neighborhood, is based on a magazine cover by cartoonist and illustrator … Continue reading

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Game of Maps

What could be more fun for a map geek and GOT fan than a compilation of filming location maps and graphics. As the last episode of the season has just aired for the season, I’ll refrain from any spoilers, but … Continue reading

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Globoscope

Globoscope is an immersive traveling installation of sound actuated luminous spheres. Created by the Grenoble-based “artistic laboratory” of Collectif Coin, the peripatetic show originally launched in Lyon last year, moved to the Licht festival in Ghent, Belgium, and most recently … Continue reading

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Saved by the bell

In these difficult times for indie booksellers, and bookstores in general, it’s rare to hear unqualified good news stories about bookshops persevering and thriving. But I’m pleased to report that the word on the water floating book barge in London … Continue reading

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Street Art is a Public Service

The always entertaining French street artist known as Levalet is back at work in Paris this week. His new piece called “Service Public” can be found in the 11th arrondissement.

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