eBook for WeTransfer on how companies can better work with existing communities to combat gentrification.
Lots of businesses like to tell you what they believe in. But there is a difference between company values painted (however stylishly) on a wall, and the real challenges of setting—and sticking to—a set of principles that guide your decision-making.
You know how there are certain unspoken rules for how to behave in a stranger’s house? Don’t put your feet on the furniture, don’t go through the fridge, and just generally try to act like a polite, respectful person. Well, travelling is a lot like this. Unfortunately, not everyone seems to have gotten the memo about not offending, appropriating, or exploiting while navigating places foreign to their own.
The Mississippi Delta is the birthplace of the blues and, arguably, the birthplace of American music as we know it. Blues musicians from this area, both living and dead, continue to influence musicians in a variety of genres today. This makes the Blues Trail and Highway 61, the highway that runs from Jackson, Mississippi, to Memphis, Tennessee, one of the most important historic areas in the country.
New Orleans is the city on most of our wish lists and Mardi Gras, which starts on March 5 this year, is the most popular time to go. Even so, media depictions of non-stop partying and revelry can be a bit daunting. Don’t worry, even if you’re not so much into a raucous Girls’ Trip-style jaunt you can find some wonderful things to do here. Yes, even during the city-wide party that is Mardi Gras.
Montgomery, Alabama, is changing.
If the image that you have in your head of this small southern city is at all influenced by memories of the ‘60’s you could be forgiven for being wary. History is in the air here in a real way, from the Montgomery bus boycott and the early legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, but this small Southern city is also forward-looking.
The neighborhood I grew up in, Jamaica, is vastly overlooked. When it comes to Queens neighborhoods that everyone is talking about, Jamaica is often at the bottom of the list.
Built in 1924, this gorgeous hotel, known for its distinctive blend of antebellum, Georgian and neoclassical style architecture, was designed by award-winning architect Arthur C. Nash. It’s an award-winning hotel, which has maintained its AAA Four Diamond status for the last twenty years. It’s also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Few things are more satisfying on a hot summer day than a creamy, cold gelato. Though you can find gelato across Italy and, indeed, around the world, there’s no better place to try the real thing than in Rome, where it’s been served since the sixth century.
Spreading the Gospel of Singbewegung: An Ethnomusic...