Articles tagged essays, travel, memoirs, photography, criticism

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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5 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

At the Same Time by Susan Sontag

There's an exciting pressure here for artists and writers alike to shake up the status quo, to go under attack.

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TRAVELOGUE: The Duke’s co-star: A movie pilgrimage to Monument Valley

MONUMENT VALLEY, Ariz./Utah—He remembered the first time he saw this place. It was October 1948, and the chill of high-country autumn had already set

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20 May 2007 // 4:18 AM

The world’s initial glimpse of Mary McCartney, first-born child of Paul and Linda McCartney, was in a casual snapshot of her perennially cute dad.

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“Rue de la Bucherie” (1865/1869) by French photographerCharles Marville is found in the exhibit, “Paris inTransition: Photographs from the National Gallery ofArt,” at the National Gallery

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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