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Cleansing our wish lists…

As more Americans contemplate “stay-cations” in the face of rising costs and falling dollars, Foreign Policy reminds us that there are several top tourist destinations to which we can’t go anyway. Consider, for example:


Perspolis, in southern Iran (photo: Nick Taylor)

For the rest of the list– consoling, in a perverse sort of way– see “Top Tourist Spots Americans Can’t Visit.”

As we re-plot our itineraries, we might recall that not all glorious journeys require physical travel. Indeed, today is Bloomsday, the date on which celebrants around the world commemorate both the life of the Irish writer James Joyce and the events in his novel, Ulysses, all of which take place on a single day in Dublin– June 16, 1904.

First edition cover

Cover of the first edition published in Paris on February 2, 1922 by Sylvia Beach at Shakespeare and Company (only 1000 copies were printed)

Bay Area readers may be interested in the party being held tonight and tomorrow night at the Great American Music Hall, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the seminal punk band, the Dead Kennedys, and the 50th birthday of their leader, Jello Biafra…

Jello's 50th

Jello’s 50th

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June 16, 2008 at 1:01 am

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