Morning Links: Swimming With Dolphins, the Elgin Marbles and More
Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 05.27.09 | 8:39 AM ET
- With the New Acropolis Museum set to open next month, the Elgin Marbles are back in the news—and academics in Greece are hoping that the new facility will finally force their return by the British Museum.
- Slate V takes a scathing look at the worst beach movies ever made.
- The CEO of Virgin Atlantic predicts that no airline will escape the tough times this year: “I would be very surprised if anybody made any money,” he told the Telegraph.
- In the New York Post, World Hum contributor Alexander Basek checks out the arts-and-crafts community in Berea, Kentucky.
- The Globe and Mail’s Micah Toub tackles Los Angeles by bicycle.
- The World Society for the Protection of Animals is calling for an end to the ever-popular swim-with-the-dolphins tourist attractions. “The captive-display industry operates under the veil of conservation and education, yet the evidence is clear that these complex and intelligent animals are being exploited,” said a WSPA rep.
- “Tintin” fans, rejoice: the Hergé Museum opened this weekend just outside Brussels.
- In a victory for technological dinosaurs everywhere, an old-fashioned paper guidebook won out over an iPhone and a Blackberry in a Conde Nast Traveler tourism challenge.