On the 10th anniversary of Paul Bowles's death, Paul Theroux remembers the writer and traveller who set him on his way.
Ed Ruscha has dedicated a new project to Kerouac’s “On the Road."
The November issue of Playboy features French actor Gilles Marini, who has appeared in Sex and the City and Dancing With the Stars, in a racy fashion pictorial featuring men’s styles inspired by Paul Schrader’s film, “The Comfort of Strangers.”
Walker Evans, the great American photographer, was also an avid collector of American postcards, which he considered "folk documents"—examples, in other words, of American vernacular. The Times reviews an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art a while back.
A Rare Maps exhibition on the early history of New York is showing at the South St. Seaport Museum (part of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson arrival at Manna Hata, or ‘Land of the Hills’). For more, check out the exhibit's excellent website of interactive maps.
NYC's first and only travel bookstore, Idlewild Books, on Union Square. It's a bookstore about places, with guidebooks, fiction and non-fiction from 100 countries -- all shelved together by place. They're also hosting a great event series featuring travel writers—check out the September events