Articles tagged essays, travel, memoirs, photography, criticism

20 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

Rightward Bound by Bruce J. Schulman, Julian E. Zelizer (Editors)

Jacobs writes that the [1973-74 energy] crisis ultimately taught “conservative reformers a valuable lesson: fighting liberalism is hard”.

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National Gallery exhibit focuses on early photographic technique

“92nd Gordon Highlanders at Edinburgh Castle” (1846) WASHINGTON - How much would you pay for a photographic print of a special foreign destination? Ten dollars, maybe $20?

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25 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Living Blue in the Red States by David Starkey

The best of these essays acknowledge the false dichotomy of red and blue, confront personal biases, and outline the disillusionment of the left at both the right and itself.

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Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts by Clive James

At times his assumption of equal intelligence with the reader is flattering and laughable.

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30 Oct 2007 // 4:17 AM

TRAVELOGUE: From boot-scootin’ to bats in Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas is a perennial power in the annual listing of the nation’s top party schools, and seemingly every one

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22 Oct 2007 // 2:52 AM

New York is awash in photojournalism—but is it art?

NEW YORK—The panoramic photograph of a bootless soldier, sprawled almost gracefully in death in Afghanistan, might have made readers pause for a moment if

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18 Oct 2007 // 1:17 AM

TRAVELOGUE: New views from ancient Bulgaria

VELIKO TÂRNOVO, Bulgaria—Here in Bulgaria’s former royal capital, even a budget traveler can live like a king. Let’s start with the

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(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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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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