Monthly Archives: March 2017

Quiet Mornings at the Museum

Visiting New York City’s great museums can be anything but peaceful, but on the first Wednesday of each month the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) offers a uniquely tranquil opportunity to mindfully experience their artworks. MoMA opens three hours early … Continue reading

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Making Great Books Even Better

In conjunction with the TV debut next month of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, the Folio Society has released a new edition of the novel with fantastic illustrations by Gaiman’s longtime collaborator Dave McKean. The beautiful edition includes 12 original illustrations and a … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning & Nico

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How Airlines Make Money

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How We Live Now

Yesterday morning, the Trump regime announced its first budget blueprint and as expected the plan aims to eviscerate programs that support the arts throughout the United States. The proposed budget, which requires Congressional approval, eliminates funding for the National Endowment … Continue reading

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How To Design Book Covers

h/t Tom Gauld

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They had me at chocolate

New York chocolate guru Jacques Torres has just opened Manhattan’s first chocolate museum in Soho. The Chocolate Museum and Experience focuses on the origins, evolution and cultural significance of the food of the gods. The museum features relevant Mayan, Aztec, and European … Continue reading

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Love Is A Losing Game

As I get older, I feel the tragic lose of remarkable young artists even more than the greats who died young during my own youth. This is especially true when it comes to the amazingly talented Amy Winehouse. I still … Continue reading

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On The Border

I recently had a message from a TBTP reader who is concerned about the privacy and security of his digital devices when passing through Customs and Immigration at U.S. airports. This has become an increasingly complex issue—both for visitors and … Continue reading

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Fun With Books

It may not be an original idea, but the booksellers at Librairie Mollat in Bordeaux, France are having a lot of fun playing with book cover art. You can follow along on the bookstore’s Instagram page.

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