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Cuban Restaurant in Downtown Austin – Pleasant Storage Room
Cuba / Culture / Food

Cuban Restaurant in Downtown Austin – Pleasant Storage Room

As far as I know, there aren’t currently any Cuban restaurant concepts in downtown Austin proper.  Well, there WASN’T before this week, anyway.  There’s a new one popping up in the warehouse district, where the now defunct Stack Burger Bar used to be (one of the restaurant concepts owned by the now infamous Yassine Enterprises). Let … Continue reading »

“Zu Nachtschlafender Zyt”, A Hyperlapse Trip Around Historic Bern, Switzerland at Night
Culture / Lifestyle / Switzerland

“Zu Nachtschlafender Zyt”, A Hyperlapse Trip Around Historic Bern, Switzerland at Night

“Zu nachtschlafender Zyt” (“At the dead of night”), is a hyperlapse nighttime tour of Bern, Switzerland’s fourth most populous city. The hyperlapse technology used to shoot the short video combines time-lapse photography with camera movements, utilizing a total of 3,500 still images of historic Old City monuments like the medieval Zytglogge clock tower and Bundeshaus parliament building shot between December 2013 and March 2014. FULL … Continue reading »

Could Tunisia Be the Next Big Travel Destination?
Culture / Economy / Tunisia

Could Tunisia Be the Next Big Travel Destination?

Stationed throughout of a cobblestone labyrinth in the capital’s old quarter, shop owners await the revival of a tourism sector that sunk with the rise of a revolution. “Tunisia is ready to bring tourism back,” says Lasaad Essid, 54, hammering designs into a decorative plate. “And we’ll even exceed what we used to achieve, seeing … Continue reading »

Certain Three Irish Tour Kicks Off Tonight
Culture / Ireland / Music

Certain Three Irish Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Irish acts The Altered Hours, Myles Manley and UK trio Patterns kick off this year’s Certain Three tour with a gig in Dublin tonight (April 22) before heading off around the country for dates in Limerick, Galway, Sligo and Cork. Psych-rock act The Altered Hours, New-York/Dublin-based “literary pop artist” Myles Manley join Manchester’s new shoegaze stars Patterns for the … Continue reading »

Yiddish Book Center’s Aaron Lanksy makes appeal to save ‘significant Yiddish Library’ in Venezuela
Culture / Literature / Venezuela

Yiddish Book Center’s Aaron Lanksy makes appeal to save ‘significant Yiddish Library’ in Venezuela

Aaron Lansky, president and founder of the Amherst-based Yiddish Book Center, is making an appeal to help export a “significant Yiddish Library” from Caracas, Venezuela. The appeal, made in a letter dated April 14, is in response to an email the center received from a Jewish woman in Caracas, who inherited the books from her … Continue reading »

Leica Celebrates 100 Years with Vintage Exhibition and Auction
Art / Culture / Germany

Leica Celebrates 100 Years with Vintage Exhibition and Auction

Monochrome gelatin and vintage silver prints of subjects ranging from completely random strangers to some of the world’s most influential politicians were on display at the Coex Convention Center last week to celebrate 100 years of Leica photography. The exhibition was held from April 17-20 and featured some of the German camera company’s most prized … Continue reading »