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The Good Guide Paradox

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Rob Hall was the ultimate guide. He sacrificed his life helping his client realize a life-long dream, to stand atop the highest mountain in the wor...

River Gods: Confessions of a Grand Canyon Guide

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

River Gods (author kneeling) It all began, for me, at a meeting of the Canoe Cruisers Association, the Washington, D.C. chapter. In the midst of th...

My First Wayshower

Laura Mola | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Laura Mola

Mom always reminded me I could do whatever I wanted, even though she would joke that I was trying to do too much. She seemed to be saying if you want this life you live, it comes with costs as well as all those benefits.

Japan's Very Cool Personal Guide Service

Edward Schneider | Posted 11.03.2012 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Throughout the country, including in Tokyo, there are local associations of what are often called Goodwill Guides, most typically retired long-time residents who speak some English and welcome an opportunity to use it.

Guided Psychedelic Sessions

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 04.02.2012 | Books
Craig K. Comstock

What is the optimal use of psychedelics, not only to cure human maladies but also to enhance human capabilities?

WATCH: An NYC Guidebook That's Actually A Treasure Hunt

Posted 11.16.2011 | Travel

The Italian art house publishing group Log607 is testing conventional wisdom that guidebooks should be fact-based with a series of fictional-narrative...

The Book-Length Sentence In The Age Of Twitter

New York Times | ED PARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The most famous mega-sentence in literature comes at the end of the book, not the beginning. Molly Bloom's monologue from "Ulysses" (1922) --36 pages ...

Visit The Tenement Museum & Explore The LES

Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There is always somewhere or something new to discover in New York City. In this museum spotlight we picked one of our favorites The Tenement Museum ...