I have a new audio slideshow up on World Hum– it’s about finding beauty in Sao Paulo, a city not famous for being beautiful. Click the photo to watch it:
It was my pleasure to recently interview Gary Shteyngart, a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure and author of the wildly successful and hilarious books “The Russian Debutante’s Handbook” and “Absurdistan.” Read the interview here, which was published as a feature story on World Hum. Shteyngart’s travel writing has been anthologized in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions of the Best American Travel Writing. Take a look at the interview, and I highly recommend you pick up some of his work.
World Hum is celebrating its eighth anniversary this week, and in doing so it has been featuring best-of lists from the site’s history. I’m thrilled that they chose my essay, “The Dogs of Pohnpei,” which originally appeared on the site in January of 2008, as one of their “Eight Great Travel Stories About Food.” (The food in the piece, if you’re wondering, is dog meat. While some don’t consider dog meat to be food, others do. This is an issue the piece explores.) Thank you, World Hum.
(Links continue. Click on the screenshot above to go to the full listing at The Guardian’s website.)
I’m pleased that a slideshow of my photographs focused on the spectacular graffiti found in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was published by World Hum last week. Click on the picture to view the show, and enjoy.