Category Archives: Africa

Age is just a state of mind (or not)

Inspired by his own series of giant paste-up portraits, the French street artist known as  JR started a scheme back in 2011 encouraging people around the world to participate in his Inside Out project by doing their own pastings. They … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Art, Asia, Books, Europe, Middle East, Photography, South America, USA, Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Walk This Way

Most of us have not had the option to travel during the past year, so we have to make do with any virtual alternative that comes along. Until it’s safe again, you can almost satisfy those travel urges with City … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Film, Middle East, South America, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Year of the Mask

“Beyond Noh” by Patrick Smith is a mesmerizing trip through thousands of mask from around the world, including the now ubiquitous Covid-19 protective devices.  The vivid images span dozens of cultures and time periods and shift from one to the next … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Animation, Art, Asia, Europe, Film, Museums, South America | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Guess Where

City Guesser is a geography based browser game that strives to provide an exceptional travel and guessing experience by allowing participants to guess where in the world they are from short video clips. I spent way to much time at … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Europe, Maps, Middle East, South America, Tech, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

2020 Reading Habits

The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic forced most of the world to spend more time at home and provided many with unexpected time for leisure activities. Some folks decided to learn a new language, others took up new hobbies, but booklovers discovered … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Books, ebooks, Europe, South America, USA, Writing | 1 Comment

These songs of freedom

Paris-based Mathematic Studio produced this wonderful animation for Bob Marley’s timeless “Redemption Song.” Directed by Octave Marsal and Théo de Gueltzl, the video draws heavily on imagery and iconography surrounding the Rastafarian movement.

Posted in Africa, Animation, Art, Film, movies, Music, Writing | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Fantastic Fonts

  As an antiquarian book collector, I’ve always been fascinated by the astonishing variations in fonts and typefaces. These days we are so overwhelmed by the variety of fonts that we see both in print and online that we often … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Art, Asia, Books, Europe | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

2nd Hand Reading

I’ve long been a fan of South African artist William Kentridge’s eclectic work. His book art/film blend has always captured my attention. 2nd Hand Reading is not recent, but it’s a good introduction to his work.

Posted in Africa, Art, Books, Film | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Diary of a Bad Year

“The recent successes of human reason in its long contest with virus thinking should not delude us, for it has held the upper hand a mere instant in evolutionary time. What if the tide turns; and what if the lesson … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Books, Writing | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Life You Can Save

In 2009, philosopher Peter Singer wrote the first edition of The Life You Can Save to demonstrate why we should care about and help those living in global extreme poverty, and how easy it is to improve and even save lives … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Books, ebooks, South America, Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment