Author Archives: Brian D. Butler

Best Library Of The Year

One look at at Dokk1 in Århus, Denmark and you can see why it has been named the best new library of the year by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. The enormous waterfront library is a perfect example … Continue reading

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Norway Takes It Slow

A few years ago, I posted a story on the Norwegian Broadcasting Company’s longest, slowest television show. Viewers in Norway—and geeks like me around the world—were riveted to their screens for the non-stop, 134 hour-long telecast of the Hurtigruten boat … Continue reading

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Books, No Books

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A Message From The Past To The Future

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A century of wonders

This month, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Park Service. Over the decades, the Park Service has commissioned wonderful art work to encourage folks to get out and enjoy these national treasures. Some of the most enduring … Continue reading

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Europe, 2016

I am constantly in awe of the process and artistry involved in street art mural work. This short video observes the brilliant Polish muralist BEZT from the ETAM Cru collective as he creates a gorgeous piece titled simply “Europe” in … Continue reading

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Angst Essen Selle Auf

H/t to artist Michaela Greave and R.W. Fassbinder

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Stranger Things

If you haven’t seen the new Netflix series Stranger Things, drop everything, skiv off from work, play hooky from school, avoid all responsibilities, and start binge watching. I won’t spoil the experience by commenting on the show’s content. However, I can share … Continue reading

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You Are What You Read

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Lost In Place

Getting lost in a new city isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes it’s the way that we discover the true spirit of a place. Lost iN is a marvelous series of locally curated travel guides that invites readers to “surrender … Continue reading

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