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Mississippi Delta – Blues Highway 61 Journey: Tunica, MS

37 minutes agoMusic / Blues : The Blues Blogger

October marks the 8th anniversary of The Blues Blogger site – and what better setting than a visit to the Mississippi Delta. On this trip I would also meet my brother David, who flew in from New York City an hour after my arrival at … Read the rest

Checkerboard City: The Rebel Transportation Commissioner

Ex-Chicago Department of Transportation chief Gabe Klein says that when he returned to Chicago earlier this month for his first real visit since he resigned almost two years ago, it was a highly emotional experience. He was finally able to see the Bloomingdale Trail and the Chicago Riverwalk extension, projects that he spearheaded as commissioner, […]

Germany’s On Board, But Smart City Project Needs Government To Think Harder Too 

The year 2015 has been a rather eventful one for Indo-German cooperation. In January, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and the visiting German Minister Barbara Hendricks signed an agreement, with Germany deciding to partner with India in developing three smart cities; a six-member joint committee was set up to evolve the way forward. Prime […]

How a Middle Eastern City Could Reuse Its Abandoned Buildings

Welcome back to The Architect's City, a monthly series inviting an emerging architect to reimagine an existing structure in his or her city, submitting a speculative proposal for Curbed readers. This month, we visit Amman, Jordan. Reimagining the Jordan Gates....

Inflammatory rhetoric and the volcano of occupation

Visiting the scene of Tuesday’s attack on a Jerusalem bus, the city’s mayor, Nir Barkat, attributed this and similar incidents to “inflammatory incitement” coming from “mosques and Palestinian leaders.” Michael Marder says violence is not an effect of fiery speeches but an eruption of the volcanic politics of occupation.

Minnesota Vikings: 5 Things to Watch for Following Week 5 Bye

The Minnesota Vikings will exit their Week 5 bye with a 2-2 record and a visit from the sinking Kansas City Chiefs looming. The early bye gave the Vikings a much-needed break after playing nine games—including five preseason contests—over the first two months of the season. Show More Summary

Bus Rapid Transit Research Trip, Funding Assistance Still Needed

Later this week I’ll arrive in Cleveland — my first time in that city — I think. My 2006 bus trip to Toronto may have routed through Cleveland. I do know I’ve never explored the city.  My purpose for visiting it to ride their Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines — the...


15 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, pay tribute to Saint Death, take in performances considering a queer Black future, put on your walking shoes — for visiting artists' studios in Gowanus or architectural gems all over the city — and, as usual, much more.

Visiting the Champs-Élysées: A Look at 2 Newly-Renovated Hotels in the Heart of the District

Home to some of fashion’s most over-the-top flagship boutiques, Paris’ Champs-Élysées and Golden Triangle district is also one of the city’s most-touristed neighborhoods. In this setting, two newly-renovated luxury hotel... via

Norwalk (Ohio) Officials Defend Christian Monument at City Hall Saying No One Complains About It

If you were to visit the Norwalk City Hall in Ohio, you'd see a Ten Commandments monument outside the building: Why is it there? (Does it matter?) Either way, it's government promotion of Christianity.Not that the local leaders care. In their minds, no one's ever complained about it, so that makes it okay:

An emergency in public: When should doctors help?

Recently, Pope Francis visited Philadelphia to finish out his five-day visit to the United States. Prior to his visit, many hospitals in the city were preparing for possible emergencies involving visitors from many countries around the globe, particularly elderly visitors. On-call teams were present in these hospitals, and contingency plans were in place in case […]

Check Out Austin's Best Music Venues

The city's best honky-tonks, lounges, and under-the-radar venues to visit outside the Austin City Limits festival.

'Future US President' Trump Invited to Visit Crimean City of Yalta

The mayor of the Crimean city of Yalta praised the participation of Donald Trump in the presidential campaign, saying it is a “good reason for them to meet” following the real estate mogul’s claims that Vladimir Putin is “a great person” to deal with and support for Russia’s military campaign in Syria.

At Maggie Daley Park, eager kids can slip out of parents' sight

During a recent visit to Chicago, relatives took Matt Fauske, his wife and two daughters to Maggie Daley Park, the city's attraction featuring 20 acres of playground, climbing walls and landscaped gardens along the lakefront. But moments after the family, from Farmington, Utah, arrived at the park's...

A Compassionate Call to Action: Continuing the Pope's Message

Pope Francis visited New York City bearing a dramatic and poignant message: The need for a collective response to addressing income inequality and finding compassion for the poor, the needy and the homeless. Eloquently, his Holiness spread that message across New York City. Show More Summary

Selectism Visits | Garrett Leight on His New San Francisco Outpost

The streets of San Francisco were once playground to the revolutionary poets and literati of the Beat Generation, including Allen Ginsberg who occupied the west coast city in the 1950s. Now with a booming Financial District and the infamous… The post Selectism Visits | Garrett Leight on His New San Francisco Outpost appeared first on Selectism.

Benny’s Big List of Tips for Europeans visiting New York/USA

After thirteen years of not living in a single place for more than a few months, I’m going to call New York City home for most of the next year! I’ll still do a bit of travelling, of course, but it will be great to have a base to come back to. Show More Summary

Astros 5, Royals 2: Collin McHugh Overcomes Rain to Pitch Houston Past Kansas City

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Collin McHugh pitched six innings and held the Royals to two Kendrys Morales solo homers, as the visiting Astros took the opener of an American League division series.

Exploring Petra: A First-Timer's Guide to Visiting One of the 7 Wonders of the World

Hidden away among pink-hued cliffs in the valley of Wadi Musa, sits the forgotten city of Petra. In its heyday, the enigmatic destination was home to 30,000 people and the center of a kingdom four times the size of Jordan. The once-nomadic tribe of Nab... via

Kate Winslet Gets Crazy with Photo Booth Challenge on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Stepping out to promote her new flick “Steve Jobs,” Kate Winslet paid a visit to Rockefeller Center in New York City on Wednesday night (October 7). The “Dressmaker” dame had a blast on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and at...Show More Summary

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