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News: Shoot, Busk, Blog

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On September 10th in New York City, Hostelling International will be hosting a panel discussion entitled ‘Shoot, Busk, Blog: How to Travel and Share Your Experience.’ The panel aims to teach travellers how they can share their experiences with more than just a few friends and in the case of the panelists, a few thousand more.   The panel consists ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Ansonia

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Hotel, farm, luxury apartment building and bathhouse could all at one point have been used to describe 2109 Broadway, otherwise known as The Ansonia.   The Ansonia began as the dream of copper heir William Earle Dodge Stokes, who commission the architect Paul E. Duboy in 1899 to build his Utopian paradise- grand residential hotel with an array of tearooms, ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…Reading + Leeds Fest

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  Taking place from August 27th to the 29th, the Reading Festival is the world’s oldest, continuous music festival, going strong since 1961. Since 1999, the festival has taken place simultaneously in the UK cities of Reading and Leeds; after filling the capacity of the original Reading site, the festival owners felt they needed a second location to accommodate the ... Read More »

News: Arab Strap Reissues and Reveals

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In 2006, the seminal Scottish indie rock band Arab Strap called it quits, breaking hearts around the world. Today, their former indie label Chemikal Underground is reissuing the band’s first two albums, The Week Never Starts Round Here and Philophobia, each accompanied by a bonus album featuring unreleased BBC material. This is also the first time that the label is ... Read More »

News: The Quileute Wolves and Twilight

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In an attempt to clarify a multitude of misconceptions about the Quileute Tribe resulting from the Twilight films and books by author Stephanie Meyer, the Seattle Art Museum is presenting a new exhibition entitled Behind the Scenes: the Real Story of Quileute Wolves. The exhibition will run for one year and is comprised of 25 objects of Quileute art that ... Read More »

Chronicles: Trinity Church Cemetery

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  Trinity Church has the oldest parish in New York City and with that comes lots of parishioners who when they die, are looking to stay close to the church for all eternity. In 1842, when the church ran out of room in their Wall St and Broadway cemetery, they had to look for space elsewhere. They found that space ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Lourdes, France

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Once a sleepy market town on the way to the Pyrenees resorts, since the miraculous vision of a young girl in 1858, Lourdes now attracts 5 million people each year, many of whom have come on a pilgrimage to the site in order to receive the ‘healing’ waters.   Bernadette Soubirous, or Saint Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, was born in 1844, the ... Read More »

Chronicles: Andrew Carnegie’s Mansion

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  In 1898, Andrew Carnegie hedged a plot to move further north than was fashionable at the time to 91st Street and 5th Avenue. He wanted room, more room than the land that the other mansions of the day occupied could afford him. He wanted room for a garden and when it became time to design his home, he told ... Read More »

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