Mar

19

2013

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Why ‘travel writing’ can cease to exist

The concept of "travel writing" is so limiting. Who wants to read about travel? That's a personal process, and it often involves non--illuminating details such as taxicabs, tickets, and uncomfortable beds. If you drop the "travel" and are just a "writer," you haven't lost a yard of territory. You are still covering the whole planet.

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Mar

14

2013

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The Modern Minstrels

We don't need minstrel shows or vaudeville now. We have YouTube. Are Sweet Brown and Antoine Dodson the newest version of the old minstrel show?

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Jan

25

2013

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Jan

24

2013

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Congress demands answers on privacy from Disney: the letter

Tweet Today, Edward Markey (D-Mass.) wrote The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger demanding answers about the new MyMagic+ “magic bands” RFID-based wristbands that are being implemented at the Orlando theme parks. “As a Co-Chairman of the Congressional Bi-partisan Privacy Caucus, I am deeply concerned that Disney’s proposal could potentially have a harmful impact on […]

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Jan

24

2013

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Manzanar, where decent Americans were destroyed [WATCH]

Tweet The history of the United States could fairly viewed as a succession of excuses for not living up to its contractual obligations. All men were not created equal, according to the Declaration of Independence: Slaves were allowed. The Supreme Court said the Cherokees were a sovereign nation: The South took their land anyway. Every […]

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Jan

23

2013

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How Ann B. Davis changed my life

The Ann B. Davis incident fertilized the soil of my skepticism. A new world had opened in me. I became a travel writer, a skeptic, and a storyteller. Thank you, Ann B. Davis.

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Jan

22

2013

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Why I prefer books

Books are benevolent furniture. They are organic, and like wood, they give a room a certain vibration. I'm satisfied to read a few titles in their luminous, disposable form, but overall, I still prefer books because they become more luminous when they are not disposed of.

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Jan

19

2013

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New York Times Travel Show links

Tweet Today I promised the standing-room-only crowd at my New York Times Travel Show seminar that I would post links on my website. They’re out of context, but they’re here, plus a few major points from my talk this afternoon. The booking engine resources can be found at my colleague Reid Bramblett’s site, ReidsGuides.com. Learning […]

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Jan

16

2013

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Scamming at the New York Times Travel Show

Tweet Hey! Guess what? I’m speaking this Saturday, January 19, at 2 p.m. at the 10th anniversary New York Times Travel Show at the Javits Center in New York City. The topic will be online booking scams. I’ve got a dozen to warn you about, and alongside me will be my brilliant colleague and longtime […]

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Nov

26

2012

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The mass grave under Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park [WATCH]

Tweet I am tremendously excited about this video that I researched and hosted for AOL On’s “What Remains” series. It takes off from my popular blog post about the mass grave in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park. I think the broadcast-quality production these guys put together is phenomenal. The short version is explained in my post, […]

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