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News: UNESCO Adds 21 New Sites

We talk a lot on here about places that UNESCO has named World Heritage sites; cities like Petra, Bruges and Colmar. On Monday, the committee that decides which sites are to receive the special designation completed their meeting, adding 21 new sites to the list of already 890 locations. To be considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, locations must first ... Read More »

Chronicles: Tenors and Tiramisu at Ferrara’s Cafe & Bakery

With the constant re-vamping of New York City and the bleeding over of neighborhoods into the next (“East Williamsburg,” anyone?), few places have held strong to their traditional roots. In that small subset of Old New York institutions that rages against the dying of the old ways is Ferrara’s Bakery & Cafe, a spot where espresso snobs’ and sugar addicts’ ... Read More »

Chronicles: Who is John Jacob Astor?

Born Johann Jakob Astor into a poor family of refugees in Waldorf, Germany, John Jacob Astor was the first man in America to fulfill the American dream of becoming obscenely wealthy. In fact, considering inflation, interest rates, the national debt and various other technical jargon, John Jacob Astor was the fourth wealthiest man in American history who would have had ... Read More »

Film Interview: Lena Dunham + Tribeca

  Lena Dunham is a rare find, a true New Yorker who still resides in the city where she was born and bred (we’ll forgive the sojourn to Oberlin College where she graduated in 2008 with a degree in creative writing). Currently, Dunham spends her time writing and directing independent films and features. In 2009, Dunham was chosen as one ... Read More »

News: Discovering Happiness in Beijing

Art is meant to make you think, make you question, make you experience beauty and in very simple way, meant to make you happy. At least, that is what the non-profit art project Fantasia – Journey of Discovering Happiness believes. The project launched in 2006 chooses one prominent artist each year to complete an art program around the theme of ... Read More »

News: Beijing’s Midi Festival Returns Home

After a 2009 exile to the city of Zhenjiang, China’s Midi Festival is poised to make a triumphant return to Beijing this year with over 80 acts including Museyon favorites Carsick Cars and Xiao He.   The Midi Festival is China’s largest rock event, held annually in May, for experimental music of all types including electronic, punk, and classical. This ... Read More »

Where “The Hangover 2” Should Hang Out: Our International Picks

  To absolutely no one’s surprise, recent reports have it that “The Hangover”—the raunchy, dizzy Las-Vegas-based gross-out flick that quickly became the most profitable comedy in box-office history—is going to be giving birth to a sequel, set to debut late this year. Already, rumors have it that the second round of mystery and debauchery will take place in Thailand—a logical ... Read More »

What’s New in Hong Kong? Gastropubs, Towering Views, and Lots of Smog

  If you’ve ever thumbed through a copy of our “FILM + TRAVEL: Asia, Oceania, Africa” (and if you haven’t, you really should), you’d know that Hong Kong is one of our favorite towns for ear-splitting, bone-crunching cinematic action. But the backdrop for such explosive, high-kicking flicks as “Infernal Affairs”, “Chungking Express”, and thousands upon thousands of others is not ... Read More »

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