Monthly Archives: March 2018

Spy vs Spy

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Why Museums Matter

Anyone who has ever traveled with me can attest to my museum obsession. I have been accused of being incapable of passing any museum without popping in for a visit. Of course these types of consuming passions all have an origin or … Continue reading

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Embrace the Absurd

Word on the Street is a public art collaboration between the artist collective House of Trees and Times Square Arts. The project evolved from an exhibition of protest banners and signs from last year’s national Women’s March for resistance. The new version of Word … Continue reading

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Reading 1932

Pablo Picasso, La Lecture (The Reading) 1932 : The artist’s “muse” Marie-Therese Walter asleep in a chair with a book in her lap.  

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There is no frigate like a book

There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – This Traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of Toll – How frugal is the Chariot That bears … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Have Goals

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A Love Letter To New York

Photographer Jonathan Higbee describes his ongoing street photography project Coincidences as a “love letter to New York City”. Higbee’s paean to his adopted hometown documents serendipitous moments of people on the streets of the city. Although the images sometimes seem posed or … Continue reading

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Be On The Watch

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Travelers, Bibliophiles and Digital Nomads Welcome

The Japanese bookstore and retail electronics chain Tsutaya recently opened an innovative concept store in Tokyo’s Shinjuku District. The six-story Tsutay Book Apartment includes co-working spaces, a bookshop, short stay accommodations, a Starbucks, quiet lounges, a sake bar, a convenience … Continue reading

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The Shapes of Stories

The always spot on cartoonist Grant Snider created this terrific graphic representation of Kurt Vonnegut’s timeless lecture on the shapes of stories.

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