Monthly Archives: April 2012

Visit Newark (really)

The Harlem Book Fair is coming to Newark, New Jersey for the first time and celebrating two days of literary-filled events next week. Newark Mayor Cory Booker and city leaders kicked off the “2012 as Year of Newark Literacy” campaign … Continue reading

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What’s That Smell

For dyed-in-the-wool bibliophiles there’s nothing quite as pleasing as the unique aroma of old books. When we enter an antiquarian bookshop or historic library, we invariably assume the soporific mien of a somnambulist. Now, our friends at in conjunction with … Continue reading

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I Want To Go To There

Koh Samui is the third largest island in Thailand and one of the most popular destinations for travelers. The tropical beach resort offers all types of accommodations ranging from backpacker bungalows to five star resort complexes, but bibliophiles will only … Continue reading

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Silent World

Lucie and Simon are Paris-based artists/photographers/videographers who create suspenseful and enticing works that invite the viewer to create a personal narrative for their stunning work. The eerie, post-apocalyptic environment of their film Silent World is a sterling example, with spot-on … Continue reading

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Peace Through Literature

Argentinian artist/activist Raul Lemesoff has found a unique way to promote his “peace through literature” project. Lemesoff has transformed his old 1979 Ford Falcon into a traveling library shaped like a tank. The Arma De Instruccion Masiva or Weapon of … Continue reading

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Spies of Warsaw

According to sources at BBC plans have been completed for production of Spies of Warsaw, a two part historical spy drama adapted by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais from Alan Furst’s acclaimed novel. David Tennant (Doctor Who) has been … Continue reading

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Cloud Book Study

New York City-based artist Heidi Neilson’s project Cloud Book Study is both a book, which flipped through at high-speed reveals a time-lapse cloud study and a time-lapse film of clouds flying across the pages. The 50-second video below shows a quick … Continue reading

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Classes Are For Asses

Here it is already halfway through National Poetry Month and nary a post about poetry ( or Charles Bukowski ). Well, here’s an amusing missive from Bukowski to his friend and fellow poet Willam Packard written at the very end … Continue reading

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Saving Pompeii

The European Commission, along with the Italian government, has announced a four-year, € 105 milion plan to protect and improve the archeological site at Pompeii. Dubbed Grande Progetto Pompei, or the Great Pompeii Project, the plan is the result of … Continue reading

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Stressing at the Strand

The Strand Bookstore at 12th and Broadway in NYC is one of the few remaining oldschool bookshops in the city selling secondhand, new, out-of-print and collectible books. The Strand, established in 1927, has managed to weather the devastation that has … Continue reading

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