Author Archives: Brian D. Butler

“Mourir auprès de toi”

Directed by the inimitable Spike Jonze the short film “Mourir auprès de toi” (“To Die by Your Side”), which takes its title from one of the emotionally wrenching Smiths’ song, is a love story for booklovers, set in Paris’ beloved … Continue reading

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Hold my calls, I’m blogging

I have no idea who created this little comic gem of a video, but since hundreds of Travel Between the Pages followers are bloggers I had to share it. The video is via the German blog site Kraftfuttermischwerk . NB: … Continue reading

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like a shadow or a friend

KINDNESS by Naomi Shihab Nye Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully … Continue reading

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‘Don’t be a tourist – be an Explorist’

The folks from Denmark’s tourism marketing group Visit Denmark have cleverly brought major artworks such as the Mona Lisa, Girl With the Pearl Earring, Van Gogh’s self-portrait, and the Statue of Liberty to life using AI to encourage travelers to … Continue reading

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Fat-Headed Censors

You would have to have been living under a basket to avoid the recent brouhaha over the re-editing of classic books by so-called sensitivity readers and editors. Here in the Colonies we’ve been through this with the books of Dr. … Continue reading

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The art of travel

I recently discovered the marvelous travel poster art created by Polish artist Stefan Norblin (1892-1952). Trained as a painter, Norblin had a diverse career as a portrait painter, muralist, costume designer, illustrator, and interior decorator. When the Germans invaded in … Continue reading

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Still Life

The mesmerizing video below was made with more than 1400 engravings from the 19th century, Still Life is a meditation on subject/object dualism. The film explores the idea that we live in a world of objects and a world of … Continue reading

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Your Brain on Reading

How humans process and learn from written words. 1 Located in the parietal lobe, the angular gyrus facilitates communication between different parts of the brain, permitting humans to simultaneously recognize, understand, and remember words on a page. 2  The fusiform gyrus is important in … Continue reading

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The good news is that you are alive

“The Good News” by Thich Nhat Hanh They don’t publish the good news. The good news is published by us. We have a special edition every moment, and we need you to read it. The good news is that you … Continue reading

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Hear the World

When I was 11 years old, I was given a hand-held Telefunken shortwave radio as a gift. I spent many days and nights searching the dial for music and news from around the world. While this clever little radio won’t … Continue reading

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