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Spotlight On: Project O.G.I., Moscow

  What began in the early 90s as the meeting of a few select friends to discuss art and culture in a private apartment soon grew into an intellectualists’ paradise in the form of Project (or Proekt) O.G.I. Project O.G.I. is part publisher, part art gallery, music venue, clubhouse, restaurant and all night bookstore. Nearly every evening is something different ... Read More »

Event Reminder: Museyon Storms Brooklyn’s WORD Tomorrow

Just making sure you’ve put it down in your itinerary and updated your iCal—tomorrow we are bringing our world of curated guides to your obsessions to our favorite bookstore on the planet (and from travelers like us that means something), Greenpoint’s own WORD. It’s “Russia Night” over at WORD and we’re packing a big bag of goodies to make the ... Read More »

WORD Up: We Invite You to A Night of Music, Books and Booze in Brooklyn

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  That’s right, three of our favorite things in one of our favorite places—Wednesday night at Greenpoint’s WORD bookstore will play host to our ‘Russian Night’, a celebration of all things east of the iron curtain. First off, we’ll hear from our own Laurel Maury, the author of the “From Russia With Luxe” chapter of our well-recieved “FILM + TRAVEL: ... Read More »

Dutch Artist Creates Massive Sculpture For Audience of Polar Bears

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  Through our travel guides on art, music and film, we encourage you to personally engage great paintings, rare sounds and unforgettable movie locations using your eyes, your passport and your feet. But a new, near monumental piece of sculpture created by Dutch artist Ap Verheggen isn’t something we suggest you see up close, unless you’re the captain of an ... Read More »

Endangered Soviet Sites, “Vacation” Reboot, and Getting to Cuba Legally

  Twenty years after the fall of the U.S.S.R., Soviet landmarks in Moscow including the Mayakovskaya metro station, Lenin’s tomb, and The Melnikov House (pictured above) are in disrepair and under threat of disappearing forever. (Guardian UK)   Like James Bond, Clark Griswold of “National Lampoon’s Vacation” is the latest iconic movie hero to undergo a dark, edgy “reboot”. (Cinematical) ... Read More »

The Fight for Van Gogh

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Vincent Van Gogh’s 1888 masterpiece The Night Cafe is one of the most famous paintings in the world. And now it’s in the middle of a sticky lawsuit that could send shockwaves throughout the entire world of art.   The problem dates back to 1918, when the communist government nationalized personal property–including the Van Gogh in question–in the USSR. Years ... Read More »

Tough Crowd Chanson

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Now I’m not exactly sure who the woman in this video is, or what she’s singing about, but man … is she up against a tough crowd or what? Check out with guy with his hand thoughtfully, pensively, sternly placed on his chin. Or the woman with her arms coldly crossed over her chest. Not a smile in the whole ... Read More »

OUT NOW! Music + Travel Worldwide: 12 Cities / 12 Scenes

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In Music+Travel Worldwide our expert guides take a musical tour around the globe. Check out our sound sampler before you buy the book…   Jazz Land: Chicago by Peter Margasak Jazz Hometown Hero: Ken Vandermark and the Ken Vandermark 5     Click to hear 11 more… Read More »

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