The ultimate insider's guide to Los Angeles Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides 'In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.' - Denzel Washington For more than a century, seekers of sun and celebrity from around the world have flocked to this sprawling metropolis on the Pacific, which Dorothy Parker once described as '72 suburbs in search of a city.' But beyond the red-carpet reputation and Tinseltown trappings is a west coast wonderland teeming with unexpected cultural experiences, iconic architecture, gorgeous open spaces, quirky museums, hidden vistas, unconventional art, and obscure stories about the starlets, moguls, personalities, and players who have made Los Angeles their playground. This unusual guidebook explores 111 of the city's most interesting and unknown places and experiences: wander a serpentine path in a spiritual quest of your own making; channel your inner cowboy at a tried and true honky tonk bar; pay homage to the Dude at the bungalow where the big Lebowski lived; turn your car tires into musical instruments on the country's only 'musical' road; sleep with the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin; view a constellation of stars more vivid than anything Hollywood Boulevard has to offer. From the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, Angelenos and vistors will fall in love with the real Los Angeles. Adventures beckon. Surprises await. Just imagine how much more scintillating your dinner-party storytelling will be... »In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.« - Denzel Washington Seit mehr als einem Jahrhundert strömen Menschen auf der Suche nach Sonne und Prominenz in die riesige Metropole am Pazifik. Doch findet sich hinter dem ganzen Glamour ein unerwartetes Wunderland, in dem es von beeindruckender Architektur, hinreißenden Parks, schrulligen Museen, versteckten Aussichtspunkten, unkonventioneller Kunst und unbekannten Geschichten über Starlets, Filmmogule und Playboys nur so wimmelt. Laurel Moglen has worked for NPR stations in Los Angeles and created podcasts for organizations and companies including Travelocity covering what to do, see, and eat in cities around the US. Understanding the nuances of what gives a place its identity is her passion, and nowhere is it more fascinating, complicated, and mercurial than in Los Angeles, her home for 20 years. Laurel Moglen hat für freie Radiosender in Los Angeles gearbeitet und Podcasts für Organisationen und Unternehmen produziert, darunter auch für die Website »Travelocity«, die Tipps für Restaurants, Sehenswertes und Ausflüge in verschiedenen amerikanischen Städten gibt. Ihre Leidenschaft ist es, die Besonderheiten zu sehen, die einem bestimmten Ort seine Identität geben, und genau das ist nirgendwo faszinierender als in Los Angeles, wo sie seit 20 Jahren lebt Laurel Moglen hat für freie Radiosender in Los Angeles gearbeitet und Podcasts für Organisationen und Unternehmen produziert, darunter auch für die Website »Travelocity«, die Tipps für Restaurants, Sehenswertes und Ausflüge in verschiedenen amerikanischen Städten gibt. Ihre Leidenschaft ist es, die Besonderheiten zu sehen, die einem bestimmten Ort seine Identität geben, und genau das ist nirgendwo faszinierender als in Los Angeles, wo sie seit 20 Jahren lebt. Julia Posey ist in Los Angeles geboren. Sie arbeitete in der Musikbranche, beim Radio und in ihrer Jugend sogar bei der Müllentsorgung. Heute ist sie Autorin, Künstlerin und Designerin. Sie lebt mit ihrem Ehemann, den Söhnen, einem Hund und einer Katze auf einem der letzten verbleibenden Olivenhaine der Firma Lindsay im Highland Park. Lyudmila Zotova's photographs have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo News, and Eater, and she is the photographer of the book 111 Shops in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss (Emons Publisher, 2015). Zotova is an alumnus of The Art Institute of California-Orange County and resides in San Diego, California. Lyudmila Zotovas Fotografien wurden im »Wall Street Journal«, in den »Yahoo News« und »Eater« gezeigt, und sie ist Fotografin für das Buch »111 Shops in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss« gewesen, das 2015 im Emons Verlag erschienen ist. Zotova ist Schülerin am »The Art Institute of California-Orange County« und wohnt in San Diego.
San Francisco: the home of hills and valleys, of dreamers and trailblazers, of hippies and hipsters. From the gold rush to the Golden Gate, the City by the Bay has always basked in the glow of its colorful and celebrated history and world-renowned landmarks. But for those who live and love on this compact seven-mile by seven-mile metropolis, San Francisco is a treasure trove of unusual neighborhood sights and places that sparkle with the allure of hidden pleasures and local lore. Discover a stairway that transports you from the depths of the ocean to the heights of outer space; take a spin class amidst the grand elegance of a repurposed 1920s movie palace; or slide down a century-old sundial that sits at the center of what was once California's first racetrack for cars. This is the real San Francisco. Strung together, the 111 experiences gathered here tell the B-side story of the city once romantically known as the Paris of the West.
Once the second capital of the British Empire, Dublin is a city of monumental architecture with a history both glorious and tragic. But it's also a city brimming with humanity: home to a friendly, gregarious people, who love to hear and tell stories. The combination has arguably produced more great writers per capita than any other place on earth. And yet, as any Dubliner can tell you, the great writers didn't know the half of it. This unique guide leads you behind the granite facades and postcard-perfect pictures to explore the heart and soul of the city through all its eccentricities and foibles. Encounter a whiskey-soaked windmill guarded by St. Patrick or visit a shrine for lovers with the relics of St. Valentine; pay your respects to the grave of a much-decorated four-legged war hero or stop in for a pint at a haunted pub called the Gravediggers; discover a House of the Dead on an island you can reach on foot or explore a literary micro-museum where everybody buys soap. 111 Places in Dublin takes you on an intimate, insider's tour of the Hibernian metropolis, at the end of which, you'll be an insider too. Frank McNally is a newspaper reporter and columnist. Born in County Monaghan, near the Irish Border, he moved to Dublin in his late teens, working for a number of government departments. He later studied journalism at Dublin City University and in 1996 joined the staff of The Irish Times, where he is now the Chief Writer of the daily 'Irishman's Diary' column.
Birthplace of Jazz, home to the world famous Mardi Gras, champion of voo-doo and vampires, purveyors of its own distinctive Creole and Cajun cuisines, New Orleans, once owned by France, then Spain, then France again, has a rich history that blends the unconventional with the orthodox to create a cultural collision unlike that found in ny other city. This insiders' guide to New Orleans is shaped by portraits of the less obvious, hidden treasures rarely seen by the 10 million tourists who visit 'The Big Easy' each year. From architecture that housed early jazz musicians and powerful madams; to bars that offer shot-and-a-haircut specials; to emblematic local eateries like Hansen's Sno Bliz and Killer Po'boys; to the best places to buy a chartreuse-colored beehive wig, Civil War cavalry saber, or some swamp-grass gris gris, 111 Places in New Orleans will ensure that you experience the musical, spiritual, historical, edible, and quite often sinful side of America's Most Interesting City. As noted musician and NOLA native Allen Toussaint once said, 'To get to New Orleans, you don't pass through anywhere else.' Sally Asher is a photographer and writer whose images have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, and New Orleans Magazine. She has been a photographer for Tulane University since 2008 and frequently lectures about New Orleans' history through the Louisiana State Museums. This is her third book about New Orleans. Michael Murphy has been in the book business for over 35 years. He spent 13 years with Random House, went onto run William Morrow as their Publisher, and then formed his own literary agency Max & Co. He is currently writing a trilogy of travel books about New Orleans for W.W. Norton, EAT DAT, HEAR DAT, and FEAR DAT.
New York, New York - a crazy quilt of evolving neighborhoods, trends, and tastes, and home to natives and newcomers of every nationality, ethnicity, and outlook. New York City's history and grand ambitions live in every street, park, and hidden alleyway. This unusual guidebook invites the adventurous and curious to explore a wildly diverse selection of little-known places, including: a trapeze school, a giant Buddha in a former porno theater, a Coney Island sideshow, Louis Armstrong's home, a Central Park croquet court, a Gatsby-era speakeasy, and a secret balcony where slaves worshipped 200 years ago. Play chess with the masters on a Midtown office-tower wall; have a pint at a legendary prizefighter's hangout in Soho; whisper messages across a crowded train station. Unexpected and quirky, most of these destinations are so under-the-radar they'll astound even longtime New Yorkers who thought they knew it all!New York, New York ... Die Stadt, die niemals schläft, ist nicht nur eine Welt für sich, sondern die ganze Welt in sich - ein Mix aus sich ständig wandelnden Vierteln und Heimat Alteingesessener wie Newcomern jeglicher Nationalität und Mentalität. Dieses Buch lädt Neugierige ein, unbekannte Orte zu erkunden, so etwa einen gigantischen Buddha in einem Sexkino, Spelunken der Gatsby-Ära, das Haus von Louis Armstrong, chinesische Vögel im Freien, Geheimtipps hungriger Hipster, den unwahrscheinlichsten Ort für Flüsterbotschaften oder einen Balkon, auf dem vor 200 Jahren Sklaven beteten. Dermaßen überraschend und schräg sind die Ziele unserer Reise durch die Stadt, dass selbst New Yorker staunen, die dachten, sie kennen hier alles! Jo-Anne Elikann wurde in Brooklyn geboren, wuchs in Queens auf und lebt in Manhattan. Während ihrer Subway-Fahrten zur Schule verliebte sie sich hoffnungslos in die Stadt, labt sich seither an den Erfahrungen, die New York täglich auftischt, und ist auf ewig fasziniert von seiner Gabe, sich selbst immer wieder neu zu erfinden. Als Freelance-Autorin, Künstlerin und Fotografin ist sie New Yorkerin durch und durch und erkundet, seit sie denken kann, die unglaublichsten Winkel ihrer Stadt.
* The ultimate insider's guide to Space* Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides* Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide* Appeals to everyone on Earth who dreams of boarding a rocket to the stars, planets, exoplanets, nebulae, and beyond, including scientists, sci-fi aficionados, and Trekkies* Fully illustrated with 111 full-page photographsSpace is full of places you simply cannot miss! Our own solar system is full of wonders that dwarf anything here on Earth. On Mars, you can hike up a volcano 60,000 feet high, or explore a canyon so vast, it would stretch from New York to Los Angeles. Prefer a beach holiday? In the moons of Saturn, you can swim in warm saltwater oceans under a layer of ice, or explore black sand beaches around liquid methane lakes on Titan. For the more adventurous, fly close (but to too close) to a giant black hole in the middle of our galaxy that has swallowed millions of stars. Watch hundreds of newly-born stars light up clouds of gas trillions of miles across, or search for the origins of life - including yourself - in the debris of giant stars that exploded violently billions of years ago. Like any trip worth taking, a journey through the universe will show you wonders you never imagined, and leave you with more questions than when you started.
- The ultimate insider's guide to Milwaukee- Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides- Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide- Appeals to both the local market (more than 1.5 million people call Milwaukee home) and the tourist market (more than 22.5 million people visit Milwaukee every year!)- Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsJust as its nickname, 'cream city', has nothing to do with beer or dairy, the city of Milwaukee itself is fraught with surprises. While it is undoubtedly the jovial land of beer and cheese (and brats, bowling and The Brewers, for that matter) the city is also a center for world-class art, architecture, culture and innovation, and has been since the 1800s. Discover Milwaukee's most unexpected treasures - visit a 15th century French chapel, or a 425 million-year-old tropical reef. Throw a turkey at the nation's oldest sanctioned bowling alley. Watch an art museum flap its wings or tour the city's only urban cheese factory to find out why cheese curds squeak. Milwaukee, a city both stunning and charming, also possesses a dry, self-deprecating wit and goofy cleverness. Visit 111 amazing places that reveal this unique character, one that keeps Milwaukee's locals local, and beckons visitors back again and again.
Author: Desa Philadelphia
Release Date: 2015-06
Beyond the crowded star-paved boulevards of Hollywood and famously posh boutiques of Rodeo Drive, is another Los Angeles; a hidden shopper's paradise, brimming with hundreds of charming, eclectic, curious, nostalgic, glamorous and quirky neighborhood stores, restaurants, and bars that are practically unknown to tourists. From Pasadena to the Pacific Coast Highway, discover the secret haunts and favorite local specialty shops of starlets and mere mortals alike. Wear the hottest designers before they get famous; get your knit on at a yarn-filled emporium; satisfy your sweet tooth at the world's first "cupcake ATM;" indulge your devotion to handmade American craftsmanship with a pair of custom-designed kicks; score some cast-off celebrity bling at a Beverly Hills pawn shop; navigate a two-block alley crammed with 150 discount shops. It's all yours for the taking in the City of Angels.
Author: Robin Kelley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-12-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The first full biography of legendary jazz musician Thelonious Monk, written by a brilliant historian, with full access to the family's archives and with dozens of interviews. Thelonious Monk is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artist’s struggle to “make it” without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or childlike. His angular melodies and dissonant harmonies shook the jazz world to its foundations, ushering in the birth of “bebop” and establishing Monk as one of America’s greatest composers. Elegantly written and rich with humor and pathos, Thelonious Monk is the definitive work on modern jazz’s most original composer.