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The Manhattan Project: New York City, USA

  New York has inspired, awed and even disgusted many an artist. With it’s distinct neighborhoods, colorful history and ever-changing face, the city has had a long love affair with the camera. Nisha Gopalan traces the city’s cinematic cameos from Manhattan’s bohemian downtown haunts from Desperately Seeking Susan, through Taxi Driver’s Times Square and to the glitzy uptown world Breakfast ... Read More »

Haunting and Beautiful: San Francisco, USA

  Maybe it’s the topography, or maybe it’s the climate, but whatever the reason, San Francisco is easy on the camera. Join Liz Brown for a whirlwind tour of San Francisco’s celluloid face — from Vertigo and the Maltese Falcon to Dirty Harry and The Pursuit of Happyness. Visit scenes from the hard-boiled films from the 1940s to the 1960s, ... Read More »

The Digital Domain: Argentina

Buenos Aires is synonymous with tango, but cumbia is what more Argentines dance to. Also known as tropicál, it’s the sound of small towns and working-class neighborhoods, and it serves to connect Euro-intoxicated Buenos Aires to the rest of Latin America. Museyon Guide Eve Hyman takes you on a tour that extends beyond the city’s limits — head to the outskirts of town to dance ... Read More »

Folk Lure: Southern California

California is the last and final stop for roots and Americana music, and Calicountry reflects the starry-eyed dreaming and free-love rambling of the Golden State itself. Los Angeles is the sound’s undisputed epicenter. Join Museyon Guide Jessica Hundley as she explores L.A. and its surrounding sister cities of Bakersfield, Joshua Tree, Pioneertown, and the neighborhoods of Topanga and Laurel Canyons to find the places ... Read More »

Jazz Land: Chicago

Jazz may have been born in New Orleans, but Chicago is its home. Join Museyon Guide Peter Margasak on a tour of the Windy City and trace the evolution of Chicago jazz from its 1920s heyday to its revival in the mid ’90s. Meet hometown heroes from experimental innovator Sun Ra to contemporary flautist Nicole Mitchell, discover essential albums and find out where ... Read More »

Museyon. Coming in June to Bookstores Near You

Hey, blogs are fun but you want our book. Yes you do (just keep staring into this blog… that’s right… you’re getting sleepy…). Museyon: Film + Travel comes in three volumes and covers the whole world. The trilogy drops June 5, 2009. Just in time to plan your summer film pilgrimage to Europe, Asia, Africa … or maybe just around ... Read More »

Introducing Museyon: Film + Travel

English words for lazy travelers, and conversely, for intrepid ones, are kinda scary. You ever wonder what other countries call “tourist traps”? How about this whole thing Americans have about “going off the beaten path,” and seeing the “real” (read: unknown) New York, Argentina, Montreal? And while we’re pretty much identical, Canadians are a whole other matter—they want to see ... Read More »

Introducing…

Museyon Guides Our thirst for knowledge and interest in other places and peoples often takes us into uncharted territory. The Museion, built in ancient Alexandria, Egypt, was an institute founded to expand our knowledge and dedicated to the Muses the sister goddesses of art, poetry, literature, philosophy and music. The Museyon Guides were created as an expression of that same ... Read More »

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