Archive for July, 2015

An Interview with David Downie

An Interview with David Downie
In his new book A Passion for Paris David Downie embarks on an irreverent secular pilgrimage to the most romantic sites in Paris, weaving his own observations of the city’s most alluring parks, atmospheric cafes and inspiring vistas with those of literary lights Victor Hugo, Georges Sand, Charles Baudelaire and other great Romantics. In this interview
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Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Kitchens of the Great Midwest
If director Wes Anderson and food writer M.F.K. Fisher joined forces to produce a novel, it would probably look something like the quirky Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. Set in various towns across the Midwest, the novel follows the life of Eva Thorvald, an orphan who becomes one of the top
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Passage to Cuba

Passage to Cuba
As relations between the United State and Cuba continue to soften, travelers are eager to glimpse the island nation for the first time — and before the country changes too quickly. Cuba’s isolation meant certain elements of its culture remained frozen in time, allowing the visitor to feel themselves transported back to a different era,
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Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona, Spain
Kindly contributed by Peter Milligan, author of the new book Bulls Before Breakfast. Milligan, who has cheated death in Pamplona over 70 times, introduces readers to the sights and sounds of the city made famous by Ernest Hemingway while recounting his daring showdowns with its long-horned killers, los toros bravos. When he’s not running for
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