Category Archives: USA

Little Free Airstream

Ink & Bean is a popular coffee spot in Anaheim, California. One of their draws—besides serving Stumptown coffee—is a unique Little Free Library housed in a classic Airstream trailer. Looks like a great spot to hangout just down the road … Continue reading

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Quiet Mornings at the Museum

Visiting New York City’s great museums can be anything but peaceful, but on the first Wednesday of each month the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) offers a uniquely tranquil opportunity to mindfully experience their artworks. MoMA opens three hours early … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning & Nico

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How Airlines Make Money

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How We Live Now

Yesterday morning, the Trump regime announced its first budget blueprint and as expected the plan aims to eviscerate programs that support the arts throughout the United States. The proposed budget, which requires Congressional approval, eliminates funding for the National Endowment … Continue reading

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They had me at chocolate

New York chocolate guru Jacques Torres has just opened Manhattan’s first chocolate museum in Soho. The Chocolate Museum and Experience focuses on the origins, evolution and cultural significance of the food of the gods. The museum features relevant Mayan, Aztec, and European … Continue reading

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On The Border

I recently had a message from a TBTP reader who is concerned about the privacy and security of his digital devices when passing through Customs and Immigration at U.S. airports. This has become an increasingly complex issue—both for visitors and … Continue reading

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Book Lover’s Guide To Coffee

If you love coffee as much as I do, you may want to download a free copy of The Book Lover’s Guide to Coffee. The e-book from Penguin Random House features stories on the cultural significance of the heavenly beverage, tips on … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Consent

Published in 1988, Manufacturing Consent is a frighteningly relevant book in this time of media collusion in the take over of democractic governments and institutions by kleptocrats and neo-fascists. The book challenges the idea that the mainstream media acts as a check … Continue reading

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American Gods

I’ve long been an evangelist for Neil Gaiman’s outstanding 2001 novel American Gods and I’m looking forward to the TV adaptation this year. If you haven’t gotten around to reading the book, get on the stick; it’s great fun and surprisingly relevant … Continue reading

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