Category Archives: USA

beneath the stains of time

There is often a very real chain linking American literature and music. Sometimes it can be heavyhanded and intrusive, at other times it is truly organic and compelling. I was recently reading Louise Erdrich’s new novel The Sentence which, among other things, … Continue reading

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But, Where Are You Really From

Most folks go through life without ever being asked “where are you really from”, but people from a minority ethnic background or mixed racial heritage are frequently subjected to the intrusive question. Here in North America this is an all to common … Continue reading

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Just One More Thing

The photo above perfectly captured MRW I saw an image on a blog of a Peter Falk statue in Budapest, Hungary. Now, I’ve only been to Budapest one time, and only spent five days in the Hungarian capital, but somehow … Continue reading

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Better than the real thing

Regular visitors to Travel Between The Pages know that here at TBTP World HQ we are inordinately fond of silly re-imagined book cover art. There’s something about old pulp fiction paperbacks that calls for satirical reworking. Surprisingly, these clever fake … Continue reading

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Paradox of Liberty

The National Museum of African American History and Culture first opened its doors in 2016. Now, the Smithsonian institution on the National Mall in Washington, DC, is bringing its exhibits to life online, making them accessible to audiences worldwide. Launched … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving : The Real Deal

Today is the much loved and misunderstood holiday of Thanksgiving here in the former colonies. I can testify that the U.S. school systems almost always get it wrong when it comes to educating children about the historical roots of the … Continue reading

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there is nothing stable under heaven

James Baldwin : “The states of birth, suffering, love and death, are extreme states: extreme, universal, and inescapable. We all know this, but we would rather not know it. The artist is present to correct the delusions to which we … Continue reading

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Every Traveler Needs A Magic Backpack

In the magical video below, actor/comedian/magician Michael Carbonaro demonstrates the extrordinary attributes of an amzing “Swiss Army’ backpack. I’m sure that once you see it you’ll want one too.  

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Book Burning USA

So here we are well into the 21st century and the reactionary book burners are at it again. Just this week, some self-appointed guardians of American Aryan youth in the state of Virginia have called for removing books from schools … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Funny About The Haunted Clown Motel

I have stayed at some sketchy motels over the years, but nothing quite equals the bizarre Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada. Located adjacent to and on top of an old west cemetary, the motel/roadside attraction offers spooky, and IMHO very creepy, accomodations … Continue reading

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