Monthly Archives: March 2018

Drunks in doorways, Moons on trees

This  Monday, Bill Murray popped-up at SXSW in Austin, Texas for an impromptu street poetry reading of the great Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s short work “Dog”. The reading was not spontaneous, but part of a national promotional campaign for director … Continue reading

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Banksy Hits Brooklyn and the Bowery

It seems that Banksy is not done with NYC yet. This weekend more works attributed to the notorious British street artist appeared in Manhattan and in the Borough of Brooklyn. “Free Zehra Dogan” surfaced on the famous Bowery art wall … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism Beijing

Chinese bookstore chain Xinhua has opened the nation’s first employee-less, 24-hour bookstore, in Tongzhou, a district in southeast Beijing, and plans to open another 19 similar stores in the city before the end of the year. The bookshops, which are … Continue reading

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Through me forbidden voices

Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, illustrator Rockwell Kent  

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Banksy is back in the Big Apple

Love him or hate him, the world’s most notorious street artist always manages to keep his brand alive with timely pieces. Banksy is apparently back in New York City this week with his trademark Rat. The famous rodent is now adorning a clock face … Continue reading

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Death Before Decaf

As a life-long coffee addict and devoted aficianado, I was thrilled to get turned-on to a periodical that is “about coffee, the people who drink it, and the cities they inhabit.” Drift magazine is all about the joys of wandering great cities, … Continue reading

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Only Slightly Exaggerated

I love a clever travel promotional campaign or film. Travel Oregon has made a wonderful anime-style promotional video called “Only Slightly Exaggerated” for their newest campaign. The short was created by Psyops and Sun Creature Studio with music by the Oregon Symphony. … Continue reading

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Un Bouquiniste et Notre Dame

The last few times that I’ve been in Paris I’ve been disappointed to find that the traditional bouquinistes or booksellers along the Seine have been slowly replaced by vendors of tourist tat. This photo from 1931 by Jean Pierre Yves Petit (aka … Continue reading

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Blade Runner 1968

The Folio Society, 2017, Illustrations by Chris Skinner and Andrew Archer

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All That You Need To Know About Me

A longtime follower of Travel Between The Pages recently suggested that I should do a more personal post about me so that blog readers could get a better sense of who I am. When I thought about the prospect, I … Continue reading

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