Posts Tagged ‘vol. 20.4’
Destination Dia: Beacon
Destination Dia: Beacon

Text by Franklin Melendez As the hard New York skyline is dissolved into a soft geometry by the train’s steady movement, one can’t help but develop an increasing awareness of passing through space and time. Imperceptibly at first, the simple act of moving redraws the landscape according to subtle shifts in architecture, light quality and […]

The Communist Mammoths of Bratislava
The Communist Mammoths of Bratislava

Text by Eric Smillie Photograph by Gregor Hohenberg I arrived in Bratislava, Slovakia, on a cold, wet day in October. After traveling by train for 26 hours from sunny Barcelona sans jacket, my new employer met me at the station and whisked me to my apartment on the 11th floor of a concrete, Communist-era housing […]

The Polished Old Country
The Polished Old Country

Text & photograph by Kristin Gifford When Americans think of Poland, three things often come to mind: the cold, disparaging Polack jokes, and Communism. Yes, it’s cold in the winter, but that’s where the similarities between the stereotypical Poland and the real Poland ends. For one thing, Poland is now part of the European Union, […]

Hanami
Hanami

Text by Douglas Hargrave Japan is known for its distinct seasons: lush, humid summers, drastically beautiful autumn, and cold, snowy winters. And when springtime arrives, the defining seasonal aspect in Japan is the cherry blossoms. Hanami, or blossom viewing, is a tradition in Japan that dates back over 1,200 years to the Nara period when […]

Brad Kahlhamer and the Self in Flux
Brad Kahlhamer and the Self in Flux

Text by Franklin Melendez Brad Kahlhamer’s art explores the ways in which travel impacts and shapes identity, altering our sense of self, culture and nationhood. These are intimate preoccupations for the Arizona-born Kahlhamer, who after being adopted by German parents moved from his native Tucson to Wisconsin before ultimately settling in New York City. Although […]

Traveling to the Beat
Traveling to the Beat

The Other Side’s New York guide Fischerspooner Text by Lily Moayeri Lonely Planet. Let’s Go. Fodor’s. Frommer’s. Rough Guide. These are the familiar names in the world of travel. While one might be dubious to take travel advice from a company called Deaf Dumb + Blind, said company has teamed up with weekly handbook Time […]

Oh, St. Ouen!
Oh, St. Ouen!

Text by Ann Tornkvist “May I sit down?” I ask. “As long as you get up again,” Monsieur Volfinger responds. His stubbly cheeks pull back as he smiles. I sink into the welcoming chair, letting my fingertips caress the small cracks in the brown leather. Volfinger bought the chair in Copenhagen and drove it down […]

Morrissey Country
Morrissey Country

Text by Amity Bacon A fascination with the cult of the Smiths leads me to Manchester, the city of their origin. It seems the stuff of urban myth that a tour of this post-industrial, northern English town could draw fans from around the world seeking a pilgrimage for an ’80s pop act that only lasted […]

Globetrot Gadgets
Globetrot Gadgets

As a workaholic who routinely angers friends and family with my obsessive need to be connected to the internet whenever I travel on business or pleasure, I am the ultimate expert on technology for jetsetters. These gadgets help you work and pass the time while you’re running around the globe. Panasonic Toughbook CF-W4 | The […]

Michael Kenna’s Nightscapes
Michael Kenna’s Nightscapes

During the sleepy hours most of us never witness, a lone photographer shoots an empty landscape. Michael Kenna is a master at capturing the arresting echoes of light in dim landscapes. There is something mysterious, haunting and – at the risk of sounding cliché – Zen about his work. His pictures are almost always taken […]



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