Artist’s View: Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway, Idaho

The Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway—part of the International Selkirk Loop—begins in Sandpoint’s scenic downtown located on Lake Pend Oreille. The route follows the “Wild Horse Trail,” which was crucial for the Kootenai Tribe and settlers while this region of northern Idaho grew through the gold rush era. Visitors will travel from Sandpoint to the international border crossing in Porthill.

Art: Spanish Painter Joan Miró – ‘The Farm’ (1922)

National Gallery of Art – Joan Miró finished “The Farm,” his first masterpiece, 100 years ago. To celebrate, curator Harry Cooper and Joan Punyet Miró, Miró’s grandson, get together to tell the tale of this seminal painting from their perches at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and Miró’s farm in Mont-roig del Camp, Spain. From Pablo Picasso in Paris to Earnest Hemingway in Cuba, you won’t want to miss the epic journey of Miró and his beloved “The Farm.”

Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city of Palma in 1981. 

Lifestyle: Country Life Magazine – Nov 16, 2022

Country Life Magazine – November 16, 2022 issue:

SURVIVING WINTER: Joe Gibbs summons the fortitude of our forebears in a bid to survive the cold season in an old house with rattling windows, draughty chimneys and a leaky roof.

NEWS: What impact will inflation and the cost-of-living crisis have on our historic houses and churches?

MASTERPIECEThe Forstye Saga‘s enduring appeal.

ARCHITECTURE: Drapers’ Hall: An enduring force for good.

FURNITURE: The joys of gilded furniture.

INTERIORS: Fat, often glistening metallic tassels, fringes, cords and braids—known as passementerie—have been beautifying interiors for centuries, reveals an admiring Matthew Dennison.

Literary Previews: n+1 Magazine – Winter 2023

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@nplusonemag Winter 2023 issue features new writing by: + Laura Preston + Victoria Lomasko + @CharoShane + Laura Kolbe + Blair McClendon (@__seab) + @nicoleklipman + Su Wu + hannah baer + @haleymlotek + Thomas Bolt + Stephen Squibb + @JudithLevine +@gabrielwinant.

Micronesia Views: Marine Sanctuaries In Palau

CBS Mornings – As small island developing states make their case for climate awareness at COP27 in Egypt, one member of the group is reconsidering a historic act of preservation it undertook two years ago. Lee Cowan reports.

Palau is an archipelago of over 500 islands, part of the Micronesia region in the western Pacific Ocean. Koror Island is home to the former capital, also named Koror, and is the islands’ commercial center. The larger Babeldaob has the present capital, Ngerulmud, plus mountains and sandy beaches on its east coast. In its north, ancient basalt monoliths known as Badrulchau lie in grassy fields surrounded by palm trees.

Homes & Design: Dwell Magazine – Nov/Dec 2022

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Dwell – November / December 2022 issue:

What Will the Neighbors Think: Fearless American Homes

  • Setting the Table: Our Guide to Hosting a Well-Designed Dinner Party
  • Starter Homes: A Pink House in Indiana Proves They’re Still Possible
Six American Designers Share Their Inspiring New Takes on a Dream Dinner Party

Six American Designers Share Their Inspiring New Takes on a Dream Dinner Party

We can all get stuck in a rut. This holiday season, break out of yours.

New Initiatives and Leaders Are Bringing Power and Profits to America’s Crafting Communities

New Initiatives and Leaders Are Bringing Power and Profits to America’s Crafting Communities

Geechee basketmakers, Gee’s Bend quilters, and Native American artisans are developing ways of navigating markets that have not always had their best interests at heart.

A Composer and Fashion Designer Add an Inspiring Creative Space to Their Los Angeles Backyard

A Composer and Fashion Designer Add an Inspiring Creative Space to Their Los Angeles Backyard

The two-level ADU is decked out with a light-filled recording studio for him, and for her, a luminous design space with soaring ceilings and sliding glass doors.

Engineering: Why Mexico Has So Few Tall Buildings

The B1M – TAKE a look at Mexico’s cities and you might spot some similarities.

You’ll see it’s a country that clearly knows a thing or two about urban sprawl, with hardly a skyscraper in sight. But look closely and you’ll find that skyscrapers do exist, just not really in any great numbers.

That’s because it’s one of the toughest places on Earth to build tall and engineers must grapple with the extremes of the elements, unforgiving ground conditions, congestion and the absence of some key resources.

Now though, after decades of building outwards instead of upwards, skyscrapers in Mexico are seriously on the rise and construction crews are managing to meet some immense challenges.

Previews: The Guardian Weekly, November 18, 2022

The cover of the 18 November edition of the Guardian Weekly.

The Guardian Weekly – November 18, 2022 issue:

Qatar’s World Cup of Woe

Ordinarily a football World Cup would be a moment for celebration, a time to savour sport’s power to unite nations and a glorious distraction from the problems of the day. Not this time: the 2022 tournament has been mired in controversy since it was awarded to Qatar 12 years ago.

Another dubious global milestone was reached this week as the world’s population passed 8 billion, according to UN estimates. In a the first of a series of dispatches from the frontline of population growth, Hannah Ellis-Petersen reports from India, which next year will overtake China as the planet’s most populous nation, on what the shift means for the world.

The US midterm elections saw the Democrats fare better than expected, retaining control of the Senate despite looking likely to lose control of the House by a small margin to the Republicans. The more consequential outcome may be for Donald Trump: Chris McGreal and David Smith ask if the former president’s grip on the GOP is weakening, and if his rival Ron DeSantis’s time may be coming.

Previews: Times Literary Supplement – Nov 18, 2022

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Times Literary Supplement – November 18, 2022 issue of the @TheTLS, featuring Books of the Year; Ferdinand Mount on a second Trump term; @guydammann on opera funding in England; @KieranSetiya on beauty; and Javier Marías’s last column on translation (tr., Margaret Jull Costa) – and more.

Stories: Russia Launches Missiles, Poland Village Damaged, Trump 2024 Bid

We report on Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid. Plus we bring the latest from Kyiv following a wave of Russian missile attacks across Ukraine, the world population hits 8 billion, and the latest business news.