Tag Archive: travel

CCLaP Fridays: The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins, by James Angelos

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Is Greece the bastion of democracy, philosophy, and the West? Or is it a backward and corrupt regime dominated by inefficient bureaucrats, political extremists, and greedy opportunists? The answer is Yes.

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CCLaP Fridays: Pagan Kennedy’s Living: A Guidebook for Aging Hipsters, by Pagan Kennedy

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This week I review the 1997 classic “Pagan Kennedy’s Living: A Guidebook for Aging Hipsters,” where the Queen of ‘Zines offers advice and lifestyle tips.

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Wisconsin Microdistilleries @ Alcoholmanac

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My collaborative article with Brian West is in the current issue of Alcoholmanac. You can find print copies at Milwaukee-area taverns and liquor stores.

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Milwaukee Distilled: Brian Sammons and Twisted Path Distillery

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Via 2018 South 1st Street Milwaukee, WI 53207 http://www.twistedpathdistillery.com On a sunny October afternoon I met Brian Sammons, the Founder/Distiller of Twisted Path Distillery. The micro-distillery, Milwaukee’s third, occupies warehouse space across the… Continue reading

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The Megapolitan Flâneur: Greater Downtown Milwaukee: Milwaukee Food Tours: Explore Milwaukee Hop On / Hop Off Sightseeing Bus

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Whether you are a tourist visiting Cream City or a lifelong resident, check out The Sightseeing Bus from Milwaukee Food Tours. It is a solid hour of education and entertainment.

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The Megapolitan Flâneur: West Allis: Binary: Games, Foods, and Spirits

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Binary is a bar that offers games, drinks, and food for those geekishly inclined.

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The Megapolitan Flaneur: Part 1: Making the Literary Scene @ Quimby’s (9/5/13)

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The Megapolitan Flâneur is a series of short travel essays. These essays will focus on my trip to Chicago – September 4 – 6, 2013 – and what I experienced. Neither chronology or inventory, the essays will be reflective, free associative, and impressionistic.

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On the Noodle Road, by Jen Lin-Liu @ NYJB

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At the New York Journal of Books, I review On the Noodle Road, by Jen Lin-Liu, which is “. . . a fascinating exploration of some lesser-known corners of the Asian continent and a portrait of a marriage under extreme circumstances . . .”

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Oldest Chicago by David Anthony Witter

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David Anthony Witter puts a new spin in the crowded field of travel guides.  Oldest Chicago offers the reader a guide to the oldest places in Chicago and its suburbs.  The guidebook encompasses… Continue reading

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