Category Archives: USA

Manhattan: A Cynic’s Subway Map

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Go take a hike

Summer may be winding down in the Northern Hemisphere, but there’s still time to get out there and take a hike, spend some time outside, and even pitch a tent. The very cool website Hipcamp —the Airbnb for campers—offers a … Continue reading

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Micrographia

Los Angeles-based artist Charlotte Price created this engaging short film for the renowned Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Here’s what she had to say about the project: As a filmmaker, I spend many hours examining the world through a … Continue reading

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Not so secret, but worth a look anyway

Love Home Swap, a popular home exchange website, analyzed more than 700,000 travel tips from 70,000 site members to create a list of travel recommendations. here’s the result in their “Top 150 Secret Destinations” infographic. Maybe not so secret, but … Continue reading

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The Twins Take Manhattan

Last August, I was fortunate to show up in Vancouver when the Brazilian street art brother act Os Gemeos was putting finishing touches on a huge installation on Granville Island. So I was thrilled to discover that “The Twins”, Gustavo … Continue reading

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Think Globally, Read Locally

Longmont Colorado financial planner and author Ron Vejrostek found himself frustrated by the lack of opportunities for local writers to market their books, so he opened his own bookshop. But what makes Local Editions special is its policy of only … Continue reading

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Mapping the Wild Things

The late American artist and illustrator David McLimans published widely in periodicals as varied as The Atlantic, Washington Post and New York Times, and was awarded a Caldecott Medal for his children’s book Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet. I especially … Continue reading

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Writing Lessons From William S. Burroughs

Back in 1979, William S. Burroughs taught a writing course for Boulder Colorado’s Naropa University. Thanks to the magic of YouTube we can all learn the secrets of the Beat icon. The three part video series covers Burroughs’s views on writing … Continue reading

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What Makes It Noir ?

Melanie Patrick and Adam Frost have created this marvelous infographic to answer that question about film.

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Don’t Call Me A Coffee Snob

I take my coffee seriously, but not to the level of the folks at the Specialty Coffee Association of America. The SCAA has been setting standards for the U.S. coffee market for the past three decades and offers guidance for … Continue reading

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