American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

Parking Trouble

Ever have trouble finding a parking space? Well, this Friday it is about to get worse, at least for the day.
Friday, September 21st is Park(ing) Day.
Back in 2005 an art collective called Rebar took over a metered parking space and turned it into a mini park for the day . They got such a positive [...]

Mysteries of the Unknown

Does anyone else remember the Time-Life Series “Mysteries of the Unknown“?
It was the one that had the long commercials asking how the Egyptians were able to build such incredible pyramids and the Sphinx and then commenting how the moon had similar structures on it. Basically the books, as far as I know (unfortunately, I [...]

Getting Around: Tokyo

As frequent readers know, I went to Tokyo recently. Being completely unfamiliar with Tokyo and Japan as a whole I decided to check out a couple of guidebooks on the town. I checked out the usual big names for guidebooks: Rough Guide, Time Out, Fodors, Lonely Planet as well as a handful of others. In [...]

Summer’s Officially Here

As of last week in fact, and with summer has come summer weather. We are hitting the 80s and 90s on a regular basis now with lots of sun (and, well some haze too, but that is to be expected in NYC). There are some folks out there, sitting at their desk right now wishing [...]

Get Your Drink On

Following up on Josh’s Thursday post on New York Roof Top Bars. I have a few more resources for those looking to score a drink after work one day.
First up we have New York On Tap, claiming to be “Your map to every bar in New York City.” A mighty big claim there, especially with [...]

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