Tag Archives: California

Will the museum deserve an Oscar

Film lovers won’t be able to visit in-person until the doors open to the public on  September 30, 2021, but new the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures  programming will soon be available online. The pre-opening program includes a screening of … Continue reading

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Calm Amid the Kelp

One of the highlights of my first trip to California many years ago was spending time around the Monterey Bay. There are almost limitless things to do in the area, but one of the most memorable attractions is the fabulous … Continue reading

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wave down to future generations

“Photograph of a Gathering of People Waving” by Clarence Major based on an old photograph bought in a shop at Half Moon Bay, summer, 1999 No sound, the whole thing. Unknown folk. People waving from a hillside of ripple grass … Continue reading

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Word on the Street: San Diego

h/t Thomas Paine  

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21st Century Libraries

Librarians from the historic California State Library in Sacramento created the cartoon-style infographic below to celebrate National Library week and to explore the many roles that libraries can play in the 21st century. Established in 1850, the California State Library … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Heart SF

Last week, eleven independent bookstores in San Francisco received a surprising gift—a no strings attached cash grant from the city. San Francisco city government, in partnership with the nonprofit Working Solutions, awarded a total of $103,000 to fund “revitalization” of … Continue reading

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When is a book art?

H/t to Bonnie Kuster Butler for this post. When is a book art ? A current exhibition at LA’s Getty Research Institute explores the many ways in which artists create objects that straddle the worlds of books and art.  The … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: The Last Bookstore

I know that I’ve posted stories about this amazing bookstore in downtown Los Angeles over the years, but TBTP reader Christine P. sent a link for the wonderful little video of the bibliophile’s nirvana so I thought that I’d share. … Continue reading

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Mind Your Metro Manners

The Los Angeles subway system thought it was a novel idea to use a Sailor Moon-inspired anime-like character named Super Kind Girl to star in a new series of PSA videos encouraging good public transportation manners. Each of the bilingual … Continue reading

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Honest U.S. Travel Ads

h/t Jeff Wysaski

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