by Jim Benning | 09.16.12 | 11:14 AM ET
Pico Iyer’s December 2011 New York Times essay The Joy of Quiet became an instant classic, making the site’s “most e-mailed” list, prompting debates and discussions and generally, well, making a lot of noise.
The author and World Hum contributor sat down with “Radio Shangri-La” author Lisa Napoli last winter in Los Angeles for Live Talks discussion on the topic. This video of their conversation was just published.
by Eva Holland | 06.25.12 | 10:40 AM ET
Yep, Matt Harding, he of viral-video, dancing-around-the-world fame, is back with another YouTube offering.
As blogger Corinne Bourbeillon points out, this time around Matt has ditched his trademark awkward jig in favor of choreographed flash mob-style group routines and local dance moves. The result, says Bourbeillon: The act has lost some of its initial freshness.
Agree? Disagree? See for yourself:
by Jim Benning | 05.18.12 | 2:01 PM ET
World Hum contributors Lisa Napoli and Eric Weiner spoke in front of a live audience recently in Santa Monica. Napoli, of course, is the author of “Radio Shangri-La,” about her experience in Bhutan. Weiner wrote “The Geography of Bliss” and “Man Seeks God.” Their wide-ranging discussion touched on Bhutan, happiness, authenticity and spirituality, among other things. This 30-minute video has some highlights.
by Michael Shapiro | 05.02.12 | 4:54 PM ET
Videos from Michael Shapiro's 24-day rafting trip down the Colorado River
by Jim Benning | 03.08.12 | 4:42 PM ET
Really enjoyed this 17-minute conversation with Paul Holdengraber—almost as much as I’ve enjoyed the spicy pork sausage and rice cakes at Chang’s Momofuku Ssam Bar.
by Jim Benning | 02.15.12 | 12:10 PM ET
A thoughtful 20-minute interview with the “Eat, Pray, Love” author covering MFA programs and her novel-in-progress, which she refers to at one point as “another travel book.”
by Jim Benning | 01.30.12 | 1:03 PM ET
We recently published The Inner Nightclub of Everlasting Joy, an excerpt from Eric Weiner’s new book, Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine. Here’s Weiner discussing the book and his travels with Lisa Napoli earlier this month at a Live Talks Los Angeles event. It’s an engaging, humor-filled conversation.
by Jim Benning | 01.20.12 | 4:08 PM ET
I guess this was inevitable, given the wildly popular meme. My room is comped, right?
by Jim Benning | 01.17.12 | 8:32 PM ET
In case you haven’t seen it, a pretty brilliant scene from “Portlandia.”
by Eva Holland | 08.06.11 | 9:56 AM ET
Edith Zimmerman from The Hairpin summarizes these three gorgeous travel shorts thusly: “Three beautiful, infuriating young men had enough time and money to go everywhere, eat everything, and turn it into three little movies. Go to hell, beautiful young men!”
“Move” is my favorite. “Learn” and “Eat” are below the jump.
by Jim Benning | 06.30.11 | 1:48 PM ET
Mesmerizing travel video shot entirely on a Nokia mobile phone.
by Jim Benning | 06.08.11 | 3:03 PM ET
Afar magazine sent filmmaker Jorma Taccone to Kenya, where he co-wrote a travel-related song with a Nairobi rapper named Rabbit and shot a video. Considering its mzungu origins, it’s not half bad.
by Michael Yessis | 02.21.11 | 3:32 PM ET
What goofing around in a Sin City hotel room looks like at 2,564 frames per second
by Eva Holland | 11.09.10 | 4:03 PM ET
An eerie look at Six Flags New Orleans. The park has been abandoned since Hurricane Katrina, and is scheduled for demolition in January.
by Robert Reid | 10.06.10 | 4:01 PM ET
With help from the world-famous game, Robert Reid gets beyond the boardwalk
by Eva Holland | 09.22.10 | 12:20 PM ET
When the Pacific Sun hit a heavy storm in the South Pacific, furniture and passengers went flying
by Robert Reid | 09.21.10 | 2:20 PM ET
Robert Reid compares Britain's traveling tradition with America's. The lesson? You wouldn't want to split a pizza with John Steinbeck.
by Jim Benning | 07.30.10 | 1:01 PM ET
It’s so bad, one traffic expert told The New Yorker, that the city is “on the brink of transportational collapse.”
The new issue has an in-depth look at Moscow’s traffic woes. The story is available only to subscribers, but here’s an accompanying video:
by Michael Yessis | 07.29.10 | 12:25 PM ET
In this Welsh town, "Chips, cheese, curry makes you feel brand new." Take that New York and Jay-Z.
by Eva Holland | 07.28.10 | 12:53 PM ET
The Onion News Network has the scoop:
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