Shenandoah National Park Review

Shenandoah. As if that word weren’t melodious enough, consider its meaning, derived from an Indian creation legend: “Valley of the Daughter of the Stars.” The beauty of the place—Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley—matches the beauty of its name. The valley  ...

The Other Las Vegas – Las Vegas, New Mexico

Las Vegas’s premier hotel is 123 years old but has only 36 rooms.The town’s main drag is lined with historic Victorian-era buildings.And there’s not a slot machine in sight. Las Vegas? It’s Las Vegas, New Mexico, “the  ...

Jewish London

A Social History of the Jewish East End in London, 1914-1939 (1992), J. Green It is presumed that Jews have been part of the fabric of London since the Roman invasion in 41 A.D.  ...

week of cycling in Denmark – review

I don’t know many people who list Denmark as their absolute favorite tourist destination, yet with its modern design aesthetic, quiet charm, welcoming populace and unspoiled countryside, Denmark is a wonderful choice, especially for bike riding. I have recently  ...

Maysles Cinema and Institute–Destinations

Maysles Cinema and Institute 343 Lenox Ave. between 127/128 NYC For calendar of events and screenings go to www.mayslesfilms.com November 2008 http://www.mayslesinstitute.org/ A Documentary Icon Brings His Art (and heart) Uptown: Maysles Cinema and Institute Settles in Harlem For  ...

Glass Island – Murano

Suggested reading: Murano Glass (2000), Gianfranco Toso Italian Glass: Murano Milan 1930-1970 : The Collection of the Steinberg Foundation (1997), Helmut Ricke (Editor) The World of Venice (1995), Jan Morris My Venice (1998), Harold Brodkey  ...