Tag Archives: YouTube

Don’t be that tourist

In many cities in Europe it’s become an asinine tourist tradition for couples to purchase overpriced padlocks, scratch their initials in them, and then attach them to bridges. Not only does this annoying habit visually blight historic architecture,but many of … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at the museum

If you love visiting museums as much as I do, you will really enjoy this terrific behind-the-scenes peek at the operations of New York City’s amazing Museum of Modern Art. Each Friday, MoMA releases a new mini-documentary episode in the … Continue reading

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Tourist Hero of the Week

If you have ever been gouged by a shady currency exchange, you will applaud the “Honest Prague Guide”. Along with producing helpful short videos on visiting the Czech capital, this tourism Robin Hood actively confronts Prague’s tourist parasites and tourist … Continue reading

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Underground Reading

Riding the New York City subways, you’re going to see lots of folks engrossed in a wide variety of reading material. Comedians Akilah Hughes and Scott Rogowsky elicit plenty of double-takes and much laughter with their twisted fake book covers. … Continue reading

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Saint Petersburg by Air

While researching an upcoming visit to Saint Petersburg, I stumbled on this wonderful aerial tour of the city by helicopter.

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Reading So Hard I Got Paper Cuts

A couple of years back you may have seen the hilarious parody of Jay Z and Kanye West called B*tches in Bookshops (see below) that was written and performed by La Shea Delaney and Annabelle Quezada. Now the pair are … Continue reading

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A Day In Vienna

I ran across this wonderful video of Tom Waits: A Day In Vienna on YouTube while looking for an entirely different video set in Vienna. But since I’m leaving Vienna today I thought I’d share. The 30 minute documentary was … Continue reading

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TED : not just talk anymore

Focused on short, quick-read books, the new TED Books app, set to launch this month, is a dedicated platform for TED‘s publishing efforts. Most of the e-titles will be in the 20,000 word range. The nifty app will offer optional … Continue reading

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Banned Books : the videos

This year to mark Banned Books Week more than 650 videos of people reading from notorious banned books were posted on YouTube.¬†Between September 24 and October 1st, videos by authors, students, celebrities, bookstore staff and booklovers were recorded for the … Continue reading

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