doree: Friend: remember that window of time when I was being asked out to drinks by that travel writer? I should have done it! HE TAKES VACATIONS FOR A LIVING. I’m in favor of any pro-dating-a-travel-writer advice.
(I did not pay for it, and neither did this newspaper, though it is somewhat...– NYP
The reviews, which are usually a couple paragraphs long and always positive, are...– Content, gotta have it!
Shattering the Glass Ceiling, Etc.
Look! I’m the first male Jauntsetter of the Week! Very, very proud of this. You may have noticed that I’m listed as the co-founder of Fortnighter.com in my profile. (Probably after you were impressed with my tie, but before my Las Vegas tips). Fortnighter will provide on-demand travel itineraries written by professional travel writers when we launch in a two weeks or so, depending...
David Landsel: 10 signs of pandemonium in Tokyo →
davidlandsel: 1) Trains are being held momentarily due to red signals. 2) The corner bakery runs out of pain au chocolat. 3) A pedestrian is walking on the wrong side of the sidewalk… 4) …and they’re not getting out of the way as you approach. 5) Red lights flashing on vending machines. 6) Dark Jumbotrons. 7)…
I delayed this trip a bit after some narcos and some policemen got into a fight...– Tim Leffel is working very, very hard to convince us that Michoacan, Mexico is no more dangerous than, um, Seattle, which I would consider a “major U.S. city.” In December, a drug cartel blockaded Morelia, the town referenced here that happens to be Felipe Calderon’s hometown, and assaulted police...
Getting closer. →
The Observer realizes the Startup Bus is basically The Apprentice with different...– These companies are gonna be uuuuuuuge!
Even the most zealous haven’t forgotten that something killed the...– I really wish this wasn’t my first (semi) appearance on the Awl. On the flip side, as a content guy, these folks move a lot faster than Condé. That is to say, they do work. When was the last time you saw someone working at a magazine?
It’s mis-reading the era to think of engaging consumers as zero-sum,...
I can’t stand Brian Lehrer,” said a man the G.O. encountered...– Journalism protip: management consultants answer questions nobody asked wherever they are.
I was a bit star struck to meet Gary Arndt, the blogging equivalent of George...– (via wallofdis) Aim higher.