October 2022: National Geographic Traveller (UK)

The cover story this month focuses on Tokyo. Japan’s capital is a megalopolis made up of distinct neighbourhoods, each with their own character — from the outré trends of Harajuku and the neon maze of Shinjuku, to the technology and subcultures of Akihabara and the world’s best sushi in Ginza.

Elsewhere in the issue:


Belize: Discover Maya heritage, conservation triumphs and a kaleidoscopic barrier reef.
Kent: A hike from Deal to Folkestone reveals storied landscapes and arty seaside towns.
Namibia: A portrait of life in Kunene, a remote region of desert-adapted wildlife and star-studded night skies.
New York: Sampling the soul food, jazz clubs and markets of Harlem, Manhattan’s most famous Black neighbourhood.
Prague: Beyond the walls of the Old Town, the Czech capital is being reimagined by a new generation of locals.
Tenerife: Discover the wilder side of the Canary Island on its northern coast.
Trondheim: A new-found love of local produce is bringing fine cuisine to the former Viking capital.
Toronto: The Canadian city is upping its hotel game with a host of new openings and high-profile restorations.

Art: ‘Cy Twombly – Making Past Present’ At The Getty

Cy Twombly

Making Past Present

August 2–October 30, 2022, GETTY CENTER

American artist Cy Twombly’s engagement with the art and poetry of ancient Greece and Rome played a central role in his creative process. This exhibition explores Twombly’s lifelong fascination with the ancient Mediterranean world through evocative groupings of his paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture made from the mid-20th to the early 21st century, tracing an imaginative journey of encounters with and responses to ancient texts and artifacts. The presentation includes Greek and Roman antiquities from the artist’s personal collection, on public display for the first time.

Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities
Major support from Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder
Generously sponsored by

Books: The New York Times Book Review – Sept 4, 2022

The New York Times Book Review 04 September 2022

Stephen King’s ‘Fairy Tale’: A Portal to a Fantasy Kingdom

In King’s latest novel, a teenage boy discovers another world beneath a backyard shed.

Why Did Some Cubans Inject Themselves With H.I.V.?

“Sacrificio,” a novel by Ernesto Mestre-Reed, imagines an extreme counterrevolutionary movement during desperate times.

Newly Published, From Lost Worlds to Whale Talk

Walking Tour: Eindhoven In Southern Netherlands

Eindhoven is a city in the province of North Brabant in the south Netherlands. Known as a technology and design hub, it’s the birthplace of Philips electronics, which built the Philips Stadium, home to the PSV soccer team. The Philips Museum traces the company’s design history. Nearby, the Van Abbemuseum focuses on art and design. Northwest, the former industrial complex Strijp-S houses design shops and restaurants. 

Front Page: The New York Times – September 4, 2022

Abortion Pill Providers Experiment With Ways to Broaden Access

These new efforts, which test the legal boundaries, have sprung up since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and many states restricted abortion.

How a Record Cash Haul Vanished for Senate Republicans

The campaign arm of Senate Republicans had collected $181.5 million by the end of July — but spent 95 percent of it. A big investment in digital, and hyperaggressive tactics, have not paid off.