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International Street Food: Let's Eat Our Way Around the World
International Street Food: Let's Eat Our Way Around the World
Sure, linen tablecloths can be nice. But a just-fried taco from a street cart that requires a pile of napkins is even better. Feast your eyes on these colorful photos and stories of street food from across the globe.
Librarian Belle da Costa Greene, World Cuisine, Retro Metro & More: Endnotes 05 June
Librarian Belle da Costa Greene, World Cuisine, Retro Metro & More: Endnotes 05 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a letter from Emily Dickinson, a magic portal, Scottish crime novels, the sounds of the Lapland, George Floyd street art & more.
Fight for Freedom, Dignity, and Hope in Liberia with 'She Would Be King'
Fight for Freedom, Dignity, and Hope in Liberia with 'She Would Be King'
Liberia was meant to be a new country in West Africa for freed slaves and free-born black people. It was both controversial and promising. This reimagining connects us to the people behind these historical events.
These Heartbreaking Days
These Heartbreaking Days
Since we started this project, we've been talking about two things: the magic of storytelling to transport us and the power of empathy to bring us together. This week, there's only one story that seems important.
Bookish Flirtation, Finland Adventures, Pandemic Haiku, the Louvre & More: Endnotes 29 May
Bookish Flirtation, Finland Adventures, Pandemic Haiku, the Louvre & More: Endnotes 29 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got reading nooks, what Jessica Fletcher is reading, California's Angel Island, Castles of Scotland, mustachioed monkeys & more.
Get Swept Up in Adventure in 1920s Mexico With 'Gods of Jade and Shadow'
Get Swept Up in Adventure in 1920s Mexico With 'Gods of Jade and Shadow'
Casiopea is a heroine you can believe in: smart, brave, sweet but scrappy. Each of her days is much like the one before and the one after, until she meets the Mayan god of death and has the adventure of her life.
Turkish Chopped Salad and Best-Ever Hummus Inspired by the Novel 'Crescent'
Turkish Chopped Salad and Best-Ever Hummus Inspired by the Novel 'Crescent'
The fictional Nadia's Café is the heart of its Arab community, and our heroine Sirine, the Iraqi-American chef, is its soul. These recipes bring some of that kitchen magic to your table to share with your favorite people.
SSoP Podcast: A Special Mini-Episode About Our Audience Survey
SSoP Podcast: A Special Mini-Episode About Our Audience Survey
There is no Strong Sense of Place without you, and we're curious about what's on your mind. Where shall we go next? What can we do better? We've put together a short survey so you can tell us just what you think.
Beach Reads, Antique Globes, Fictional Maps, Secret Syrian Library & More: Endnotes 22 May
Beach Reads, Antique Globes, Fictional Maps, Secret Syrian Library & More: Endnotes 22 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got David Bowie's fave sandwiches in NYC, a 'Rebecca' paper doll, '60s poetry hotline, great travel movies, Japanese Kit Kat & more.
Get Ready to Rumble with a Roller Derby Mystery in 'Rolling Thunder'
Get Ready to Rumble with a Roller Derby Mystery in 'Rolling Thunder'
Who could resist women on wheels, racing around the track and tackling each other with glee? Certainly not (anti)hero Hammerhead Jed, pro-wrestler-turned-P.I., who delves into Vancouver's dark side to solve a case.
Postcards from the Circus: Around the World Under the Big Top
Postcards from the Circus: Around the World Under the Big Top
If you've ever daydreamed about running away with the circus, this post is for you. Take a dazzling virtual tour of the world with these circuses from Canada to Europe, Africa to Australia, and everywhere in between.
Author Deanna Raybourn Recommends Her Favorite Books with a Strong Sense of Place
Author Deanna Raybourn Recommends Her Favorite Books with a Strong Sense of Place
Deanna Raybourn is the author of the irresistible Veronica Speedwell and Lady Julia Grey series of romantic suspense novels. She took on our challenge and recommended her favorite books with a strong sense of place.
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