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May 7, 2012

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Greek to New York and The Last Day of Paradise

June 1, 2011

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jason jobson via pierce mattie public relations With all the “reality” shows that run the networks these days, it is so refreshing to discover a novel that you can dive into as a distraction to all the noise around us. Yes, thats right – remember books? I know you can read!! I recently tore through one […]

Rome: Hidden Gem – Testaccio Market

June 1, 2011

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by moscerina When it rains, Rome is usually the last place anyone wants to be. You can’t eat outside, unless you don’t mind getting quasi-soaked. The buses, trams and taxis seems to be in limited edition. The Vatican Museums are overrun and the Forum has a mud river flowing through it. That doesn’t mean there is […]

Interview: Jennifer Cody Epstein (Writer)

June 1, 2011

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New York based writer Jennifer Cody Epstein has just published her first novel “A Painter from Shanghai” based on the life of Chinese painter Pan Yuliang. The book traces Pan Yuliang’s tumultuous life and her relentless pursuit of artistic fulfillment against the backdrop of seismic political and social change in the China of the early […]

Kickstarting Tom’s Caravanserai project

September 7, 2010

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Some of you enjoyed a recent post about Tom’s photographs of Caravanserai through Syria, Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East. He is now working on a book and additional exhibitions, with a comprehensive show coming up at Art Lounge gallery in Beirut. You can support Tom’s book project with a small (or large) […]

Copenhagen: Balanchine’s back

September 6, 2010

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NYCB is returning to Copenhagen with an all Balanchine programme on September 6. Serenade is included. Get tickets here: billetnet photo via ballet blog the winger check the revamped new york city ballet website for videos on balanchine and other choreographers

The Anthropology of Surfing

April 15, 2010

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Michael (who used to contribute to my travel blog Shortcut) has just published a new book Sweetness and Blood, a “folk history of modern surfing, arguably America’s most influential sport”. Michael’s traveled the world as surfing anthropologist extraordinaire, gathering clues to the origin of the sports and its worldwide adoption after World War II: How did an obscure tribal tradition from pre-colonial Hawaii — nearly eliminated by Christian missionaries — jump oceans to California and Australia? How did it become a world sport, and how does it clash with cultures in corners of the earth where the surf might be excellent but the society is highly traditional, or superstitious about the sea? Find out on Amazon (US) as of June 2010.