Anthony Bourdain’s tip for aspiring travelers

No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach (Amazon) was Bourdain’s sixth book. In it, he offered this sage advice to ambitious world travelers.    “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves mark […]

RIP Anthony Bourdain: ‘I love having my teeth kicked in by a different perspective’

Stay hungry. Stay curious. And above all, stay interesting. Queens of the Stone Age lead singer Josh Homme, who wrote a song for Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, said it best: He was such a beautiful contagion. He presented such a fascinating doorway to so many other things that aren’t within your narrow doorway of what you […]

Newsletter #59: What Is Art For, How Magnetic Poetry Began With a Sneeze, New Tunes, and More

Arts & Culture What Is Art For? – Lewis Hyde Brian Eno believes that art is “everything you don’t have to do.” But for author Lewis Hyde art is at the core of human exchange, a collection of shared ideas, things, skills and “gifts” that people pass on to each other to help create something […]