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Lost in Spain: “The Sun Also Rises”

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The blog Ordinary Times has a good piece on The Sun Also Rises.  It starts like this: I never read Hemingway, but my great-grandfather once got in a fist fight with him. Let me explain both clauses here. My great-grandfather, Guy C. Hickok, attended the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona with Ernest Hemingway in 1929 and they both spent …

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Slaves of Happiness Island: Abu Dhabi and the Dark Side of High Art

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Following on stories previously reported in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) by Human Rights Watch, Gulf Labor, the Guardian, and the New York Times, Vice now has a piece by Molly Crabapple on the condition of workers in Abu Dhabi.  It begins like this: “My message to the head of the Louvre would be to come and see how we are living here,” said Tariq,* a carpenter’s helper …

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Rethinking the Economic Contribution of Tourism

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Case Study from a Mediterranean Island by Michalis Hadjikakou Abstract The article introduces an integrated market-segmentation and tourism yield estimation framework for inbound tourism. Conventional approaches to yield estimation based on country of origin segmentation and total expenditure comparisons do not provide sufficient detail, especially for mature destinations dominated by large single-country source markets. By employing different segmentation approaches along with …

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10 Best Neighborhoods for Generation Y

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Maponics has a piece describing how Generation Y – those born between 1980 and 2000 – have particular ideas about where to live, distinct from previous generations. Maponics has a piece describing how Generation Y – those born between 1980 and 2000 – have particular ideas about where to live, distinct from previous generationsMaponics has a piece describing how Generation Y …

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Please don’t make me leave

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Joan Didion’s essay on Leaving New York reminded me of an onion article published fairly recently. After really specifically only applying to colleges in New York City, I’ve spent the last year getting ready to leave. I was going to apply to grad schools and jobs in cities with (surprise!) lower costs of living. Not wanting to leave this city, …

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Hots dogs and travel

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The Berkowitz and Agee texts were most interesting to me because they dealt with the positive side to being on the road, something we have read little about in previous texts. While it is true that this positivism only extended towards some people, the Agee text specifically portrayed a fascinating view of the American Roadside as a personified entity that …