Category Archives: USA

Cultivating Food For Thought

The other day, I stopped by a local Chipotle restaurant for my favorite fast food tofu burrito. I was happy to find that they had a full set of the Mexican food chain’s new Cultivating Thought packaging. The second installment … Continue reading

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We are all in paradise, but refuse to see it

New York City-based illustrator Evan Robertson creates splendid black and white posters featuring moving quotes from notable authors such as Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Samuel Beckett, Anais Nin, Thomas Wolfe, Jules Verne and Kurt Vonnegut. You can see more of these terrific … Continue reading

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Guaranteed to see the Aurora Borealis

I just booked tickets for a summer trip to Iceland with no expectations of catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, but Icelandair is now guaranteeing that at least some of its passengers will see nature’s light show. They recently … Continue reading

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Rommel Drives Deep Into Egypt

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Who Is Eustace Tilley ?

This month the iconic magazine The New Yorker is celebrating its 90th anniversary. To mark the milestone, the publication is being printed with nine different covers. Popular artists, including Peter Mendelsund, Roz Chast, Carter Goodrich, and Kadir Nelson, have riffed … Continue reading

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Sin City

I have to admit that I was dazzled by my first view of Las Vegas from a plane, but photographer Vincent Laforet’s images of Sin City from 10,000 feet at night are truly breathtaking . Taken while literally hanging out … Continue reading

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Straight Outta Silver Lake

Los Angeles-based writer and map enthusiast Eric Brightwell has been creating some wonderfully idiosyncratic, hand-drawn maps of his city neighborhood by neighborhood. Under the enigmatic sobriquet Pendersleigh & Son Cartography, the project explores the diverse enclaves and corners of the … Continue reading

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The Traveler’s Eye

Hand-tinted tourist postcards are just a sample of the delightful items that make up the current exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Asian Art  in Washington, DC.  Titled “The Traveler’s Eye”, the show includes travel souvenirs, maps, photographs, … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

On April 8,2015 a new website aimed at bibliophiles will be launched. Literary Hub, founded by Grove Atlantic, City Lights, PEN, Tattered Cover, Tin House, Europa Editions, and more than 60 other publishers, booksellers, and literary magazines, aims to be … Continue reading

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Eating Poetry

National Poetry Month isn’t until April, but the Academy of American Poets has already unveiled the new official poster. New Yorker cartoonist, and National Book Award winner, Roz Chast created the poster which will be distributed to libraries, schools and … Continue reading

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