I attended the launch party for this year’s anthology at Idlewild Books this week in New York, and – as I noted in this brief recap of the night – the packed event was tangible proof that there’s still an audience out there for literary travel essays. Considering this week’s news about Gourmet getting the axe, it was a much-needed reminder.
I’ve been focused on the World Hum blog lately, so nothing new in the full-length story department – but if you’re interested, here are some of the short items that have been keeping me busy and entertained:
- We’ve been on a wacky-map spree – check out Mapped: The Cheeses of Britain and Ireland, The World’s Connections, Mapped, and McDonald’s in America, Mapped.
- I blogged two bits of fun movie silliness – one on movie titles and their bizarre translations, and one featuring movie characters reviewing their fictional destinations, TripAdvisor-style.
- We’ve also been running a new occasional series called Video You Must See – some of the latest include Biking Bolivia’s Death Road, Burning Man in Time-Lapse and the terrifying Buried in an Avalanche.