intersection 10.22.10

Wish You Were Here
the skint

SEE & DO

Australia
Hearsons Cove
Who could say no to an invitation to see a staircase to the moon? We couldn't. And it's the irresistible promise of a trip to northwestern Australia, about half-hour's drive from Karratha, where a unique combination of ingredients creates a phenomenon roughly three times a month between March and October. more…


Jersey City
The General Pencil Company
It's been a while since we were in school, but September still has us itching to stock up on shiny new supplies, pencils included. While most pencils these days come to you from China or Mexico, the family-owned, 121-year-old General Pencil Company is one of just a few manufacturers still making the iconic writing implement on American soil. more…


Missouri
Glore Psychiatric Museum
Most things on view at the Glore Museum—arguably the most comprehensive collection of artifacts from the evolution of mental health care in the U.S.—fall into one of two categories, and we're not sure which is more grim. more…




Belize
Community Baboon Sanctuary
Everyone says the same thing: You'll hear them before you see them. They're talking about the 1500 or so Black Howler Monkeys that live in an 18-acre sanctuary twenty miles from Belize City. For over 20 years, the local community of eight villages has banded together to protect these "baboons," as they're called in the area. more…



EAT & DRINK

Alba, Italy
Alba Truffle Fair
Summer fizzled out in rain and cold in much of Italy, with some warmer days of late—bummer weather to some, but to others, it means one thing: Truffles! more…





South Africa
Solms-Delta
If you want a fancy-schmancy wine-growing chateau, head to Bordeaux. You won't have much fun there and there's not much to see there without a personal invitation but you can't argue with a patch of earth that gave the world Margaux, Lafite, Petrus, and Latour. more…


Portland, Maine
Fore Street's Mussels
Because much of the menu at this bustling, open-plan restaurant in the Old Port District changes daily, every meal there can feel like a farewell: Goodbye, caramelized rabbit livers. You're delicious, but we can never meet again. The wood-roasted mussels, however, are always on the menu. more…


Portland, Oregon
Clyde Common

If you eat at Clyde Common, and you should, you'll find a distinctive Portland vibe: unpretentious, lively, with food that you would be happy to eat on any occasion. That is to say, the food's interesting without spoiling the fun, not overwrought, focusing on excellent ingredients deftly handled. more…



SLEEP

Sweden
Utter Inn

If you're willing to swap space for location, the views at Mikael Genberg's art project-slash-hotel the Utter Inn—both above deck and below—are pretty unbeatable. more…





Saugerties, NY
Saugerties Lighthouse

The light keepers first illuminated the lantern of the Saugerties Lighthouse on the Hudson River in 1869. The keepers changed over the years, but not much else did until 1954, when the light became automated. The Lighthouse itself fell, predictably enough, into disrepair. more…


Guatemala
Casa Palopó

Casa Palopó, a lakeside resort in the Guatemalan Highlands about 90 miles from Guatemala City, has a definite end-of-the-earth feeling. The view—and, exquisite amenities aside, this hotel is all about the view—is positively prehistoric. more…




Portugal
Casa das Pipas

Yes, we like to sleep near the alcohol. You got a problem with that? Better known as wine tourism, staying on the grounds of a winery, distillery, or brewery allows you to learn all kinds of interesting things about the history and creation of your favorite potion. And of course to partake of same. more…














RADAR




skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious


Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.



sat 7am + 7pm: dance to michael jackson's thriller for the fourth annual thrill the world — a worldwide simultaneous reenactment of the video for world records and charity.


8pm (+10/25): martha wainwright sings the songs of edith piaf at (le) poisson rouge. epic. $25.


sat 12-3pm: halloweeen dog parade @ the tompkins square park dog run! prizes! raffle!


thru 10/31: save 25% off any single item at century 21 (printable coupon)


score $10 tickets to the first four previews of broadway's the importance of being earnest (reg $67-117)




skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious


Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.



sat 7am + 7pm: dance to michael jackson's thriller for the fourth annual thrill the world—a worldwide simultaneous reenactment of the video for world records and charity.


8pm (+10/25): martha wainwright sings the songs of edith piaf at (le) poisson rouge. epic. $25.


sat 12-3pm: halloweeen dog parade @ the tompkins square park dog run! prizes! raffle!


thru 10/31: save 25% off any single item at century 21 (printable coupon)


score $10 tickets to the first four previews of broadway's the importance of being earnest (reg $67-117)


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