Articles tagged essays, travel, memoirs, photography, criticism

(Not That You Asked) by Steve Almond

Steve Almond is a typical American guy (well, perhaps aside from caring about books and the fate of the human race, anyway).

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31 Aug 2007 // 2:24 AM

TRAVELOGUE: In Nicaragua, volcanoes and colonial cities

LEON, Nicaragua—With a grin and quick pace, guide Rigo Sampson led a small group of hikers up a steep trail to the top of

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20 Aug 2007 // 8:42 AM

TRAVELOGUE: Cruise explores a harsh universe of thinning ice

DISKO BAY, Greenland—It’s well past midnight, but the sun is still gleaming just behind jagged peaks, washing the sky with a rosy shimmer.

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17 Aug 2007 // 3:15 AM

Passion for music echoes through Moroccan city

FEZ, Morocco—The taxi hurtled through the ancient, labyrinthine streets around Fez’s old city, and we had no idea where to tell the driver

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16 Aug 2007 // 2:57 AM

TRAVELOGUE: A decade after Diana

She’ll always be 36. Beautiful. Stylish. Wistful eyes, but sparkling smile. The center of a dysfunctional royal fairy tale with a surprise grisly ending. It

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Confronting the New Conservatism by Michael J. Thompson [Editor]

It makes for worthy if sometimes scary reading as the United States slouches toward the 2008 election.

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Women Who Write by Stefan Bollmann

The category "women who write" has been interpreted in its broadest sense, to refreshing effect.

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TRAVELOGUE: The glaciated hill ranges of Minnesota and South Dakota

MINNEAPOLIS—Single file, our group of seven rode on horseback along the valley floor through a tunnel of greenery. Oak, basswood and ash trees spread

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1 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

American Food Writing by Molly ONeill [Editor]

Any food lover will tell you that to learn about a culture, one can do no better than to pull up a chair and pick up a fork.

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27 Jul 2007 // 7:14 AM

TRAVELOGUE: Alaska safari shows you the wild side

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska—The shaggy blond grizzly stopped grazing on grasses and sat back on her haunches. Two black cubs saw the opportunity and

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25 Jul 2007 // 3:25 AM

TRAVELOGUE: Romania’s Maramures villages

VADU IZEI, Romania—Forty miles from the shops selling cell phones and bikinis on Bucharesti Street in the mining town of Baia Mare, Maria Stan

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The Gangster Film Reader by Alain Silver and James Ursini [Eds]

In an age when gangsters have given way to gangstas, it's refreshing to find a book that takes the older breed seriously.

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20 Jul 2007 // 4:10 AM

TRAVELOGUE: Nicaragua goes boom

GRANADA, Nicaragua—Boomtown fever is often followed by nostalgia for the way of life that just disappeared. Rapid change usually means rapid loss of charm.

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19 Jul 2007 // 12:31 AM

TRAVELOGUE: In surreal Salvador beats the heart of Brazil

SALVADOR, Bahia—I’m asleep in a restored colonial mansion turned bed-and-breakfast, deep in the city’s historic center, when a cacophony of joyous rhythms

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TRAVELOGUE: Cinque Terre offers serenity from the noise of Italy

RIOMAGGIORE, Italy—Far from the spinning postcard racks, the camera-wielding tour groups, the blare of the train whistle and the lyrical background noise of everyday

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13 Jul 2007 // 12:55 AM

TRAVELOGUE: An Israel that goes beyond the headlines

Whatever you imagine Israel to be, it probably isn’t this: Buttery local olive oil, hinting of spice, sampled on a breezy afternoon beneath a

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10 Jul 2007 // 3:00 AM

TRAVELOGUE: Beijing’s Olympic bubble

Wang Hai Xia, who knows Beijing pretty well, had to ask directions twice to find the Dashanzi Art District in an industrial area outside the

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TRAVELOGUE: Amid the drab landscape of Joshua Tree lies a bounty of treats

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif.—Brown. I’m headed south along Park Boulevard, just outside the town of Twentynine Palms, and everywhere I look it’

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29 Jun 2007 // 3:44 AM

TRAVELOGUE: A hip tour of hippie-dom

SAN FRANCISCO—The “Summer of Love” turns 40 this year, and parties are planned. So, is this the death knell for Haight-Ashbury’s hipness? If 30 was “

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28 Jun 2007 // 10:59 PM

At Large and At Small: Familiar Essays by Anne Fadiman

Fadiman's essays may start out as handshakes, but they quickly distill into murmurs floating across the table during a long afternoon squandered over Earl Grey and blueberry scones.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Our Own Points of View on 'Hardcore Henry'

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"Hardcore Henry gives us a chance to consider not how well a video game translates to film, but how well a video game point of view translates to film.

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