Category Archives: USA

Just Twenty Six Letters

Lauren Hom is a Brooklyn-based illustrator with a dream—she’s planning to sell all of her belongings, grab her backpack, and set off on a year-long, round the world trip. Her goal is to set foot on every continent while visiting … Continue reading

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A Card With A History

Most people think of American Express as a credit card company, but the firm—which is celebrating its centennial this month—began as a full service travel provider. Along with organizing trips, tours and cruises, American Express sold all sorts of travel … Continue reading

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How Is Your Airport Etiquette

JetBlue has lost some of its fans recently for dropping its free bag policy, but maybe this little amusing video will make everyone forgive and forget.

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Attention Visitors to New York City

Coming from a family that called New York City home for more than a century, I am constitutionally required to complain about the way tourists walk the sidewalks and comport themselves when visiting the city. There’s nothing like gawping tourists blocking … Continue reading

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A Place Just For Book Lovers

My television cable service offers literally hundreds of channels to chose from 24 hours a day. There are networks devoted to every sport imaginable. There are dozens of food and cooking shows. There are even entire networks that only show … Continue reading

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Frosted Murakami

A big h/t to Brooklyn writer/blogger/cartoonist Kate Gavino for these wonderful literary breakfast cereals.

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The Man In The High Castle

Philadelphia-based freelance artist and illustrator David Palumbo is widely known for his terrific book and comic cover illustrations. The former publishing art director has created an exciting new project called  “Re-cover”, where he reimagines his own take on cover art for … Continue reading

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Who You Gonna Call

If you are visiting NYC, and you are a true movie fanatic, be sure to swing by the actual Ghostbusters firehouse in Tribeca at Hudson and N. Moore streets. The crew of the functioning station recently updated their sidewalk artwork.

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Comedians In Cars Getting Books

In this season’s finale to Jerry Seinfeld’s fantastic web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, he and the inimitable Stephen Colbert not only get coffee—at the Bluestone Coffee Co. in Montclair, N.J.— they also pop in at Watchung Booksellers to … Continue reading

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If you do it right, it will last forever

The late design icon Massimo Vignelli, who died last year, will always be remembered for his visually powerful and timeless graphic art. To honor his memory, the Spanish design studio Husmee Estudio Graphique asked a diverse group of international graphic … Continue reading

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