Monthly Archives: May 2010

In Memorium

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” Emily Dickinson Photograph contributed by Bjarki Sigursveinsson.

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Toronto Noir (for free)

Okay, I admit it, I didn’t know jack about John McFetridge until this year. That’s not too surprising; he’s not all that well-known below the 49th parallel. But that’s easily remedied; run out and get one of his books today. Not sure … Continue reading

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Django’s Paris Still Swings

“While this romantic picture of Paris is still part of the street and metro life on both banks of the river Seine, the City of Lights also attracts young musicians from all over the world. Many young artists spend their … Continue reading

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I Was All Set To Visit Belfast and Then…

I was all set to visit Belfast and then I had to go and follow Irish crime writer Declan Burke’s advice and read Stuart Neville’s astonishing debut novel The Ghosts of Belfast. This tautly constructed thriller, originally published in the … Continue reading

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Life in a Thai Monastery

      The following post has been contributed by William Mathew Ryland who currently lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. This piece is an excerpt from his compelling, moving and humorous book, Sons of Isan, which chronicles Bill’s experiences … Continue reading

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Tour Stockholm with Stieg Larsson

Like thousands of other Stieg Larsson fans, I visited my local bookstore bright and early yesterday morning to get a copy of the newly released “Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest”. And like millions of fans worldwide I’m hooked on … Continue reading

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Time Is Running Out

  Time is running out to catch the exciting Spring exhibition at the Artists’ House Gallery in Old City, Philadelphia. The gallery, located at 57 N. Second Street in the middle of America’s “most historic square mile”, features the work … Continue reading

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Asian Haiku Travelogue

  spring is here ! three wordless smiles by the roadside                       This post was contributed by Dr. Gabi Greve of the Daruma Museum, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Please visit her … Continue reading

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New York is for Booklovers

Booklovers and bibliophiles visiting New York City this summer should not miss the Bound for Success: Designer Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition show at the famed Grolier Club. America’s oldest bibliophile society is presenting an exhibition of superb books that were … Continue reading

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John Lennon Slept Here…Really

While doing research for my first travel book in more than a decade ( more about that later), I ran across a fascinating item on the National Trust website. With little fanfare, John Lennon’s childhood home in the tidy Woolton neighborhood … Continue reading

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