Posts Tagged ‘film’

Abducting a General

Abducting a General
As dawn breaks over Crete, a few rays reach inside a cave sheltering a rag-tag band of British soldiers and their Cretan comrades. Among them, a captive German captain looks out at the majestic landscape and begins quoting a bit of verse from Horace. One of his captors, British Major Patrick Leigh Fermor, sits up
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North Yungas Road, Bolivia

North Yungas Road, Bolivia
Kindly contributed by writer, producer and traveler J. Ryan Stradal. His debut novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest follows the life of Eva Thorvald from birth to ascent as a celebrity chef through the eyes of the people in her life, a range of quirky characters representative of the great Midwest. Largely set in Minnesota, the
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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods
Fans of Bill Bryson’s book A Walk in the Woods, in which the satirical travel writer tackles (or tries to, anyway) the whole of the Appalachian Trail, won’t want to miss the new film adaptation, starring Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson and, of course, Robert Redford as Bryson, in theaters September 2. Also recently released: 13
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Wild

Wild
Cheryl Strayed Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about her dramatic trek along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Wild, has been out for awhile now, but it’s seeing a resurgence in readers with the release of the new film starring Reese Witherspoon as the inexperienced young hiker. The book was wildly popular upon release and was the first pick
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