• Kominka

    Kominka

    The Beauty and Wisdom of Japanese Traditional Folk Houses ...

  • Author Interview: Yui Abe

    Author Interview: Yui Abe

    The journey to the Creation of the Picture Book, A Wild Windy Night —The interviewer, Hasegawa, Edit...

  • Of Love and Paris

    Of Love and Paris

    Historic, Romantic and Obsessive Liaisons Memoirist and Francophile Baxter (A Year in Paris) offers ...

  • Meet the Author, Stephen Millar

    Meet the Author, Stephen Millar

    New York Offbeat Walks is a pocket-size guide containing 12 walks covering Manhattan. It is not a gu...

  • The Secret Forest Friends

    The Secret Forest Friends

    Forest Friends Series, Book 2 by Kyoko Hara & Kazue Takahashi Summer arrives, and once again May...

  • You Belong to Me

    You Belong to Me

    By Mamoru Suzuki
  • 99% Thank You

    99% Thank You

  • Film + Travel

    Film + Travel

  • Inspired!

    Inspired!

  • Chronicles of Old Rome

    Chronicles of Old Rome

  • Chronicles of Old Chicago

    Chronicles of Old Chicago

  • Gon, the Little Fox

    Gon, the Little Fox

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Author Interview: Yui Abe

The journey to the Creation of the Picture Book, A Wild Windy Night —The interviewer, Hasegawa, Editor for the original Japanese book (November 2021) Hasegawa: Thank you for your time today. In this interview, we’ll be exploring the creation process of A Wild Windy Night. Can you recall when the initial planning meeting took place? I believe it was just ... Read More »

Of Love and Paris

Historic, Romantic and Obsessive Liaisons Memoirist and Francophile Baxter (A Year in Paris) offers an alluring collection of essays focused on the Parisian “culture of acceptance and acquiescence” in the boudoir. He combines personal reflections with a literary-historical account of neighborhoods and locales, including Montparnasse circa 1924, when Jean Rhys moved in with Ford Madox Ford and his girlfriend, and ... Read More »

Behind the Lights of Birdland: Jazz Legends, Racial Tensions, and the Night Miles Davis Fought Back

<Excerpt from New York Offbeat Walks: Midtown> Walk on, stopping outside (26) 1678 Broadway—approximately where the parking sign is today. This venue has an equally important place in modern music culture as its basement was home to The Birdland Jazz Club from 1949 to 1965. It was named for jazz pioneer and saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955), whose nickname was “Bird.” ... Read More »

Gangs and Legends: Unraveling the Dark Secrets of Battle Row in Hell’s Kitchen

<Excerpt from New York Offbeat Walks: Hell’s Kitchen> On the right, you pass West 39th Street, which—between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues—was once as a notorious slum known as “Battle Row.” Long before the Westies, the 500-strong Irish American Gophers gang controlled the area from the 1890s until around 1910, finding rich pickings by stealing from the nearby train yards and ... Read More »

Titanic’s Ill-Fated Destination: Unveiling the Secrets of Chelsea Piers

<Excerpt from New York Offbeat Walks: Chelsea> Continue on to Eleventh Avenue and the Hudson River to the west. Ahead is Pier 57, built in the early 1950s for shipping by the chemical business W.R. Grace and Company and later used as a bus station. In 1837, Thirteenth Avenue was constructed beside the Hudson River, but it was an unlucky ... Read More »

  • New Argentine Cinema: Argentina

    New Argentine Cinema: Argentina

      In the past decade, Argentina has seen the explosion of a new generation of moviemakers. Andrea Chignoli is your guide to New Argentine Cinema, the naturalistic and socially conscious films that sometimes straddle the line between documentary and fiction. Visit the rugged landscapes of Patagonia and cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. Also, find out why Madonna avoided Argentina while filming Evita ... Read More »
  • 99% THANK YOU: Things Even ALS Can’t Take Away

    99% THANK YOU: Things Even ALS Can’t Take Away

    At the age of 30, Hiro’s life suddenly fell apart. Three years after the diagnosis, this strategic planner from a global advertising agency can now only move his left index finger and his face, yet he manages to express his thoughts and emotions on life before and after ALS…and about his hope. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis also known as Lou ... Read More »
  • Meet Museyon: Alvaro Ceppi

    Each Museyon Guide is filled with insider info from experts around the world. Meet Alvaro Ceppi, your guide to film in Chile. Alvaro Ceppi is a filmmaker who has directed more than 40 music videos for various Chilean acts. In 2002, along with three partners, he formed Sólo por las Niñas Audiovisual (Only for the Girls AV), an animation and live-action ... Read More »
  • Before and After Tyranny: Chile

    Before and After Tyranny: Chile

  • Tribune reviewed Chronicles of Old Chicago

    Tribune reviewed Chronicles of Old Chicago

    Chronicles of Old Chicago is reviewed highly by Chicago Tribune. This is a must-read book for American history buffs, Chicago residents, baseball fans, political historians, tourists, and you! “Though “newer Chicagoans” are here (the late Roger Ebert, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama), it is the “old Chicago” of the title that is the real star, the Chicago of the popular ... Read More »
  • Chronicles of Old Chicago

    Chronicles of Old Chicago

  • “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt”—Ella Fitzgerald

    “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt”—Ella Fitzgerald

    Glamour and gangs defined the Sunset Strip between the 1930s and the 1950s, as its renowned restaurants and nightclubs became a playground for the rich and famous. There were movie legends and power brokers, and everyone of significance danced to stardom at such legendary clubs as Ciro’s, the Mocambo and the Trocadero. Frank Sinatra made his Los Angeles debut at ... Read More »
  • Chronicles of Old San Francisco

    Chronicles of Old San Francisco

    San Francisco is such a modern, progressive city that it is easy to forget just what a rich history it has. The eighth title in Museyon’s Chronicles series, Chronicles of Old San Francisco explores the City by the Bay, beginning when a storm blew English buccaneer Sir Francis Drake and his ship, the Golden Hind, off course. Setting anchor at ... Read More »
  • Vertigo = San Francisco

    Vertigo = San Francisco

  • Tea Ceremony Etiquette

    Tea Ceremony Etiquette

    Japanese-beloved historic hero, Oda Nobunaga initiated the unification of Japan under the shogunate, the militaristic dictatorship, during the late 16th century. During this time, Nobunaga’s tea master, Sen no Rikyu, established the Japanese tea ceremony, which the shoguns used to talk politics and to display their wealth and power. Today, it is most often used to show hospitality to guests, ... Read More »
  • Entertaining Guide Book: COOL JAPAN

    Entertaining Guide Book: COOL JAPAN

  • Building Fantasies: East Africa in Film

    Building Fantasies: East Africa in Film

    The vision of Africa as “the dark continent” was cemented in film history by films like 1951’s The African Queen, but that’s only a fraction of the role that the continent plays on film. From romanticized portrays of Africa’s natural splendor to the investigations into its recent history in Hotel Rwanda and The Last King of Scotland, the legacy of ... Read More »
  • HAPPY SNAPPER: The Photography of Jacques-Henri Lartigue

    HAPPY SNAPPER: The Photography of Jacques-Henri Lartigue

    Author John Baxter presents another fascinating story to add to his latest Museyon title French Riviera and Its Artists: Art, Literature, Love, and Life on the Côte d’Azur. Enjoy this special promotional chapter about the photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue! In 1962, a placid white-haired Frenchman of sixty-nine wandered into the Manhattan offices of photography agent Charles Rado. With him was a ... Read More »
  • Tehran Rock City

    In Bahman Ghobadi’s film ‘No One Knows About Persian Cats‘, underground film meets underground music in Iran. The 2009 film is a docu drama about two young Persians trying to start a heavy metal band in the face of censors, after they are released from prison — a poignant protest film released shortly before this year’s disputed elections.   At ... Read More »
  • Inside Iran

    Inside Iran

  • Meet Museyon: Mikael Awake

    Meet Museyon: Mikael Awake

  • Beyond the Axis of Evil: Iran

    Beyond the Axis of Evil: Iran

  • And ‘Y Tu Mamá Tambien,’ Too

    And ‘Y Tu Mamá Tambien,’ Too

    On Avenida Culiacan in Mexico City you’ll find the offices of Canana Films, the production company run by Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal, two of Mexico’s most popular young actors. The pair became international stars after Alfonso Cuarón’s hit, ‘Y Tu Mamá Tambien,’ a film that itself begins in Mexico City. Part coming of age story and part quest ... Read More »
  • Eisenstein’s Mexican Side

    Eisenstein’s Mexican Side

  • Film and Reality: Mexico City, Mexico

    Film and Reality: Mexico City, Mexico

  • Where the Movies Really Are

    Where the Movies Really Are

    Check out the August issue of the always awesome Travel + Leisure for a guide to where your favorite movies are actually filmed. Author  Darrell Hartman gives a big shout-out to Museyon Guides, with five movies filmed in surprising locations. That scene with this post … it doesn’t get more iconically Wild West than that, right? Wrong. It’s actually Almeria, Spain, cinematic backdrop ... Read More »
  • An American in Morocco

    An American in Morocco

  • Announcing… ON LOCATION NYC

    Announcing… ON LOCATION NYC

    Hi There, We are pleased to announce the release of our new title, On Location NYC, by Alex Child next month. Following Chronicles of Old New York and Art+NYC, On Location NYC is our third New York title and identifies more than 100 film and TV locations through iconic moments in cinema and TV history with beautiful color photos and ... Read More »
  • On Location: Rockefeller Center

    On Location: Rockefeller Center

  • Frequent Flyer: James Bond

    Frequent Flyer: James Bond

    When it comes to going on location, few films do it with as much panache and style as the James Bond series. ‘GoldenEye,’ the 17th Bond installment, features an in-his-prime Pierce Brosnan, as 007 in a case that sends him around the globe. The first of the Bond films to be made after the Cold War,  ‘GoldenEye’ heads back to the U.S.S.R., stopping ... Read More »
  • Picture Perfect: Puerto Rico

    Picture Perfect: Puerto Rico

  • Pop Quiz 2

    Where can you find a recreation of two medieval villages and a palace that have been used over and over again in film? Hint: It’s not a Los Angeles back lot, but this production facility is the largest on its continent, and on par with its Hollywood counterparts. Answer after the jump. Read More »
  • Inside and Beyond the Tourist Traps: Seoul, South Korea

    Inside and Beyond the Tourist Traps: Seoul, South Korea

  • Nigeria says “No” to ‘District 9’

    Nigeria says “No” to ‘District 9’

    Homesick aliens aren’t the only problem brewing for the South African sci-fi flick ‘District 9.‘ The acclaimed film has been banned in Nigeria, following a private screening for government officials. The problem? Nigerians are upset to see their countrymen portrayed in the film as “criminals, cannibals and prostitutes who sleep with extra-terrestrial animals,” Dora Akunyili, the country’s information told CNN. ... Read More »
  • ‘District 9’ Where Space Meets Soweto

    ‘District 9’ Where Space Meets Soweto

  • Keeping it Real in Southern Africa

    Keeping it Real in Southern Africa

  • Armchair Traveler: Phuket, Thailand

    Armchair Traveler: Phuket, Thailand

    The gateway to a tropical eden, Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island and is on the western coast. A steady stream of tourists looking for the idyllic beach has helped bolster Phuket’s economy; it is now one of the wealthiest provinces in all of Thailand. Even after the December 26, 2004 tsunami devastated the area, the resilience of both its people ... Read More »
  • Angkor On Film

    Angkor On Film

  • The Every War, The Every Eden: Thailand + Cambodia

    The Every War, The Every Eden: Thailand + Cambodia

  • Ah, Paris of the 1920s

    Ah, Paris of the 1920s

    John Baxter’s new book, The Golden Moments of Paris, got exciting reviews.Here’s the review by June Sawyers of the Chicago Trubune.   Paris, especially the Paris between the two world wars, continues to resonate with many people around the globe. The city has had many golden ages but probably none as famous as the 1920s: the Paris of the Lost ... Read More »
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