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Monthly Archives: April 2016
Happy Indie Bookstore Day
For countless booklovers, independent bookstores are not just retail outlets, they’re the heart of the community and a personal haven. Today, we’re marking the second annual Independent Bookstore Day across the United States. More than 435 indies, from Alaska to … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Bookstore Tourism, USA, Writing Tagged Bookselling, indie bookstores Leave a comment
Behind the Pseudonym
The infographic below, created for Jonkers Rare Books, explores the nom de plume of some favorite authors. Who knew that the pop cultural phenom Brynjolf Bjarme was actually Henrik Ibsen?
Posted in Books, Writing Tagged Ayn Rand, Boz, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Ruth Rendell Leave a comment
Game of Manuscripts
The medievalists at the J.Paul Getty Museum put together the video below to celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones. That’s some superfans.
Posted in Books, Film, History, Libraries, Museums, USA Tagged A Song Of Ice And Fire, Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin, Getty Museum Leave a comment
Hitchcock meets Hopper
I always encourage visitors to New York City’s amazing Metropolitan Museum of Art to save time to see the special exhibitions on the roof. For the past 30 years or so, the museum has commissioned single artist shows for the … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Art, Film, movies, Museums, Tourism, USA Tagged Alfred Hitchcock, Edward Hopper, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Psycho Leave a comment
The Girl On The Train
Read it quick before the film is released.
Posted in Books, Europe, movies, Public Transport, Writing Tagged Film, London, novels Leave a comment
This lovely video was choreographed and performed by Renee Kester and directed by Tim Milgram. The music is Forever sung by James Bay.
Posted in Bookstore Tourism, Film Tagged Bookstores, dance, indie bookstores 1 Comment
Don’t Let Go
I’ve been a big fan of the Brazilian street art duo Os Gemeos for years. They recently completed this delightful, massive mural transforming the Pirelli Hangar Biocca exhibition center in Milan, Italy into an enormous metro car. The artwork was … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Europe, Museums, Public Transport, South America Tagged Italy, Milan, Street Art Leave a comment
Would Harry Beck Approve ?
Literary map geeks rejoice—TfL has released a Shakespeare-themed Underground map just in time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the bard’s passing tomorrow. The Tube lines have been cleverly renamed for Shakespearean characters, locations, plays, and themes. The map will … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Europe, History, Maps, Public Transport Tagged Globe, London, Shakespeare 1 Comment
What’s In A Name
I only had a brief visit to Porto, but this charming video has inspired me to spend more time there the next time that I’m in Portugal. “Thank you, Porto” is a sweet tribute to Portugal’s second city by director … Continue reading