Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The 50 Best Scottish Bands of All Time

The 50 Best Scottish Bands of All Time



Will Scotland secede from the UK? Is there somewhere I can go to hear just Scottish pop bands? What are the best Scottish bands of all time, then? These questions and more are answered here.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Taste of the Mideast Side -- at the Los Angeles County Store

Taste of the Mideast Side -- at the Los Angeles County Store



You can still see the Taste of the Mideast Side series of maps at Los Angeles County Store for a time. Here's a preview to whet your appetite (which you can reward with snacks from the shop's delicious selection of locally-made goods).

A look at Crime Correspondent

A look at Crime Correspondent



Someone recently hipped me to a radio noir with which I was heretofore unaware, Crime Correspondent. It starred the great Paul Frees but was cancelled after only four episodes. You can listen to the only known episode in circulation, its debut, here.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Grand Tour of the Northeast and Quebec -- a snapshot of Albany at the Amoeblog

Grand Tour of the Northeast and Quebec -- a snapshot of Albany



In June I visited Albany, New York. I wasn't there for long and I hadn't even planned on stopping there but there was no train to Vermont and I didn't want to sleep in a seat on the eleven hour train ride to Quebec. The little that I glimpsed from behind van, train, and hotel windows appealed to me and I'd love to check out the downtown, architecture, and cultural scene if I can ever make it back.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Unrecognized South Asia: An introduction to the Tripuri people

Unrecognized South Asia: An introduction to the Tripuri people



I'd like to travel more. I've long been particularly interested  in nations without states, or "unrecognized nations." Here I share what I've learned about the Tripuri. Now let's get me to Tripura so that I can explore, eat, and photography my way through it.