It's A Big World Out There
- Generacion Y: Excellent blog from Havana, by journalist Yoani Sánchez.
- Asia Correspondent: News from Bangkok and beyond, by foreign correspondent Richard Ehrlich.
- Prague Culture: Weekly guide to what's happening in Prague, from journalist Frank Kuznik.
- TSF JAZZ: Best radio station in Paris, hands down.
- Marc Maron's WTF: My pal Marc Maron's hilarious and smart podcast, updated way too often.
- The Rumpus: Who you going to believe: Google or your lying eyes?
Posted on April 10, 2009 | 4 CommentsA history of the world’s most famous acoustic guitar, including an interview with company president Chris Martin IV, and a visit to the factory in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
Posted on April 8, 2009 | 1 CommentThe amazing true story of how a tourist bumming around Cambodia in the mid-1990s, inadvertently launched the careers of many musicians, including the Cambodian/American hybrid Dengue Fever.
Posted on July 4, 2008 | No CommentsPlaying nine holes of golf with the mystival Shivas Irons Society, who spice up the game with meditation, classical music, and alternative methods of keeping score. Originally published in San Francisco magazine
Posted on July 4, 2008 | No CommentsThe eerie similarity between my dog’s coprophagia and American foreign policy. First performed at San Francisco’s Progressive Reading Series, on a bill with Jane Smiley and Jonathan Franzen. A more family-friendly version was later published in Bark magazine.
Posted on December 27, 2007 | No CommentsWinston Churchill’s baby clothes. A 10-foot-tall toilet. UFO abductions. They’re all part of Ireland’s most eccentric castle.
Posted on December 27, 2007 | No CommentsBeing chased by a bull is Martin Kiff’s job. And yeah, there’s an art to it. But the bigger question is, how does Martin Kiff fit 26 rodeo clowns into one truck?
Posted on December 27, 2007 | No CommentsThe Melting Point Whether or not you believe in global warming, the fact remains that a vast majority of the world’s glaciers are shrinking.
Posted on June 6, 2007 | No CommentsAn exclusive inside look at London’s legendary Abbey Road, recording studio for Sir Edward Elgar, Glenn Miller, Beyond the Fringe, Pink Floyd, and some group called The Beatles. The music television show, Live From Abbey Road, was taped at the studio and premiered June 2007 […]
Posted on February 6, 2007 | No CommentsAmerica may be the birthplace of jazz — and of such legends as Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong — but it’s the Parisian radio station TSF that’s keeping the passion for it alive.
Posted on January 31, 2007 | No CommentsThe strongest hair! The youngest sumo wrestler! The longest pencil! In Malaysia, making your mark – any mark – is a matter of national pride.