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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

MAKE LITHUANIA GREAT, AS USUAL

WHAT WITH recent executive hawking of an apparel brand tweeted and then promoted by an alternative-facted underling, I thought that perhaps my ancestral homeland might likewise profit from similar hype: … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

MODENA TO FRANKFURT

IN THE COMPANY of Paul Frère, European automotive journalist extraordinaire, I was passenger on a memorable drive from Modena, Italy, to Frankfurt, Germany. I recently came across some scrubbled notations … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

INNES’S GOLD COUNTRY

GRAND PRIX driver Innes Ireland could be something of a historian. His R&T Formula One reports were always entertaining and accurate. And when he wrote off the beaten track, his … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

JAPAN SET DESIGN 1979–1983

THIS BOOK, PUBLISHED in 1985, is three decades old, but its stage and television set designs seem as fresh as today’s. Plus, from a bibliophilic point of view, it’s simply … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

SWINE STUDIO’S FORDLANDIA

A FASCINATING exhibition Fordlandia is taking place through December 10, 2016, at the Fashion Space Gallery of London College of Fashion in London’s West End. It showcases the work of … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

HOKUSAI–A MASTER OF MANGA

MY FAVORITE MANGA has no zombies, no mutants, nor other creepy stuff. I mean this genre in its traditional sense, a wonderful depiction of an earlier era in Japan. Hokusai, … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

ON CITIZEN$HIP

IF YOU FLEE U.S. citizenship in early November, have I got a plan for you! The September 22, 2016, issue of London Review of Books has “Our Citizenship is Expensive!” … Continue reading

October 8, 2016 · 2 Comments