Author: Martin Wong

Editorial

I've seen this year's record-setting precipitation reflected in friends' gorgeous photos of flowers blooming in the desert and overpowering waterfalls in Yosemite. Wow. Last week, my family and I took advantage of the unusually stormy year by making yet another trip to Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierras. I guess it's hard for us to...

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Someone once told me that the highest elevation in Florida is the Matterhorn. I'm pretty sure she was messing with me, but the Golden State has at least as many wonders as the Swamp State. So this weekend my family and I met some friends and we went on a sight-seeing mission to visit our...

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The LA Zine Fest is humble and great like the medium itself. Made with various levels of production value or proficiency, the booklets are lovingly stapled and folded by hand. It is the ultimate DIY form of communication that is handed over in person or via snail mail--not always but often traded with a hug...

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Staying with friends who live in a small town in France, we asked about the sights to see. They mentioned the local cathedral, a boat cruise, and Maison de Jules Verne. No one had ever taken them up on seeing  the writer's house yet, they added, but that was number one on our list. Verne...

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There are plenty of important pieces of art right across the way from Musée de l'Orangerie at the Louvre. Venus de Milo, Liberty Leading the People, Raft of the Medusa, Mona Lisa, Oath of the Horatii--they're worth fighting crowds to see in person. But Tokyo-Paris: Masterpieces from Bridgestone Museum of Art, Collection Ishibashi Foundation really...