Monthly Archives: November 2015

Grammar Rules

Those of us who are grammatically challenged can always use a helpful guide to keep our punctuation copacetic. The very witty new book titled Fucking Apostrophes by British copywriter Simon Griffin may be just the ticket. The clever little grammar … Continue reading

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Forget the NY subway, take a hike

Healthcare company Treated.com calculated how many calories that you could burn by avoiding the subway in New York City. The handy map and chart show how to get some exercise in while saving the time that you’d waste waiting for … Continue reading

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Banned In Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s celebrated Rijksmuseum has recently banned cameras and phone photography. Instead, the world famous art museum is encouraging visitors to draw or sketch the artworks. The institution has even created a project called StartDrawing that offers free¬†sketchbooks, pencils, easels, and … Continue reading

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Aspirational Upgrades

Here’s some travel terminology every flyer needs to master compiled by Mashable.com in a very funny, tongue-in-cheek air travel lexicon.

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The Real Thanksgiving Story

This recently released film by French artist JR could not be more timely. The short film simply titled Ellis stars Robert De Niro and was written by Eric Roth. Ellis follows a young immigrant’s experience in search of a new … Continue reading

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Through Half-Deserted Streets

Montreal-based comic book artist and illustrator Julian Peters has created a terrific graphic version of T.S. Eliot’s classic poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. Here’s a sample, but you can see the rest in its entirety on Peters’ … Continue reading

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Is Globalization Now Complete ?

On December 18th, the new Bollywood film Dilwale starring the always popular Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol will be released. Nothing unusual about that. What’s noteworthy is that the movie was filmed in South Iceland. The trailer below offers sweeping … Continue reading

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Don’t Volunteer (I mean it)

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Virtual Visits

One of my favorite museums in the world is the awesome British Museum in London. Every time that I visit the UK capital, I try and spend at least a few hours there. Now we can all pop into this … Continue reading

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Perpendicular Gothic

If you have ever visited the awe-inspiring King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, or if you have seen the wonderful holiday choir concerts from the 16th century English Perpendicular Gothic church, you will enjoy the short film below from a trippy … Continue reading

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