Some creatures, it seems, are destined to die out twice. First, we lost our old childhood friend Brontosaurus, who supposedly never existed, then the scientific community banished Triceratops from the table – for merely being a youngster Torosaurus, researchers say. Good to know, then, that there’s a place in the California desert, just outside of Palm Springs, where you can always be sure to find your favorite Mesozoic reptiles, because they’re not real in the first place.
August 31, 2010
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August 28, 2010
Few bookstores in the U.S. – or even the world – have a pedigree like San Francisco’s City Lights: This is where “Beatnik” writers like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg found a home, at a time when no traditional publisher dared to touch what they wrote.
Today, City Lights is both an official San Francisco landmark and a vibrant independent bookstore, located in North Beach. Upstairs, there’s a whole room dedicated to Beatnik poetry.
August 27, 2010
Team Canoe meets ocean liner at the Golden Gate: While some people need to put a lot of effort into getting ahead, others cruise along, enjoying the view from the sun deck. (And as I’m not one of the lucky ones, there was not much going on here for a while – too many deadlines to meet.)