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The “Hipster Apocalypse” is Here

October 9, 2012

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The “Hipster Apocalypse” is Here by AnneLise Sorensen “Hipsters Illegally Killed Upstate Deer While Making Hipster Apocalypse Movie.” Those were the kind of headlines that preceded the premiere of the film “First Winter,” which opened this year. But, as they say, there’s no such thing as bad publicity – and the deer-hunting only whetted the […]

Catalan Espardenyes: A Sole with Soul

October 7, 2012

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Catalan Espardenyes: A Sole with Soul by AnneLise Sorensen SPAIN These days, it’s sangria, not sex, that draws customers to Barcelona’s Carrer Avinyó. In the early 1900s, the prostitutes of Avinyó – dark eyes flashing invitation from behind velvet curtains – supposedly inspired Picasso to paint his cubist work, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. The brothels have […]

Spain’s Paradors: Positively Medieval

October 2, 2012

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Spain’s Paradors: Positively Medieval by AnneLise Sorensen SPAIN Getting lost in Galicia’s Parador de Compostela is entirely possible – but you won’t mind if you do. This is medieval Spain in all its gold-flecked grandeur – a saunter from the Last Supper-style dining hall takes you padding down carpeted hallways lined with tapestries and stern-faced […]