Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jilted Books

I rarely give up on a book once I’ve started reading.; it seems so unfair to the author. In fact, I will usually finish a book even if I dislike it just to try and discover something redeemable about it, … Continue reading

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Are They TSA Approved

Starting this month, Air France will be introducing new cutlery on all flights. Barcelona-based industrial designer Eugeni Quitlett created the set of spoon, fork, knife and wings that can be assembled to form a little model airplane. Beyond ¬†the cute … Continue reading

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Grand Hotel Budapest

I’m a huge fan of Wes Anderson‘s quirky, sentimental and witty films, and of an equally committed fan of all things Budapest related. So, of course, I’m already smitten by the prospect of Anderson’s upcoming film The Grand Budapest Hotel … Continue reading

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Reading Halloween

Way back in 2011, Nebraska-based Fantasy author Sabrina Zbasnik created a wonderful series of Halloween/horror-themed posters designed to encourage children to read. The original set of posters were based on iconic horror flicks drawn from classic novels like Mary Shelley’s … Continue reading

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Taking It To The Bank(sy)

I’ve certainly been reveling in street artist Banksy‘s month-long Better In Than Out project in New York City. Who doesn’t love a battered, old slaughterhouse truck packed with screaming, animatronic stuffed animals. So I really relished the secretive street art … Continue reading

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Not Just Spinning Your Wheels

Touring a new city on foot or by bicycle provides perspectives not possible from car or bus. The folks at Rapha, sellers of very hip cycling gear, get this and have created a marvelous series of¬†European urban travel guidebooks. The … Continue reading

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Terror of the Soul

This month marks the 164th anniversary of the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe and the opening of the exciting new exhibition called Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul at New York City’s amazing Morgan Library and Museum. The … Continue reading

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Just In time for Halloween

I was browsing in the remodeled store of a local book chain and ran across some amazing new editions from Penguin that sport covers curated by Academy Award-winning filmmaker and sci fi/horror writer Guillermo del Torro. The series, which includes … Continue reading

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Free WiFi for Travelers

One of the most frequent complaints that I hear from travelers these days is the lack of free WiFi hotspots. Well the city of Tel Aviv, Israel has stepped-up and addressed the problem by installing a network of eighty WiFi … Continue reading

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Discover Budapest

H/T to TBTP reader Rita from the website Love My Vouchers for this fun infographic (see below) on incredible Budapest. After spending a delightful week in Budapest this Spring, I’ve become an ardent proselytizer for the charms of Hungary’s capital. … Continue reading

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