Downton Abbey Fever, Alive and Well

Downton Abbey Fever, Alive and Well

The impact of Downton Abbey on our culture was so strong, it was evidenced at one point by the cleverly reinvented front page of the Sunday edition of The New York Times.  Today, of course, is the long-awaited theatrical release of the movie. Personally, I’m...

Day 7, Part 2: Cong and The Quiet Man

The town of Cong is located in Mayo County, Ireland. The family of director John Ford came from neighboring Galway, and he had wanted to film his classic movie, The Quiet Man, there. Galway, however, was unable to house cast and crew, but Cong–thanks to Ashford...

Happy Birthday, Herr Mozart

Departing from the usual themes of this blog–relationships, travel–we’re honoring Wolfgang Amadè Mozart, who would have been 260 years old yesterday. Alex Ross’s “The Storm of Style,” which appeared in the The New Yorker July 24,...

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