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Lonely Planet Comes To The Aid Of Stranded Traveler’s With Free City Guide iPhone Apps

by Crystal
Environment + News + Travel + Vancouver / February 02, 2011

Lonely Planet is once again coming to the aid of travelers stranded across Canada and the US do to snowstorms! For 72 hours Lonely Planet is offering 14 of it's iPhone City Guide apps for free.

“We recognize that travelers are stuck all over the country due to these recent storms and will need access to our content”, said John Boris, Lonely Planet’s Managing Director. “Thus, we made all our USand CanadianiPhoneCityGuide apps free so that regardless of whether they are stuck in a blizzard or on the beach, they can easily download the practical information and recommendations we provide straight onto their phone”. 

The 14 guides will be free in the iTunes App Store from 5pmPST on Tuesday, February 1st to 5pmPST Friday, February 4th 2011.


The cities available are:

·         San Francisco

·         New York City

·         Boston

·         Washington DC

·         Chicago

·         Seattle

·         New Orleans

·         Vancouver

·         Las Vegas

·         Miami

·         Toronto

·         Los Angeles

·         Montreal

·         Fort Myers & Sanibel


Lonely Planet has a history of helping stranded travelers, having offered their EuropeaniPhoneCityGuide apps free during the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull and again during the Christmas snowstorms. This is the first time they’ve offered their US or Canadian city guides for free.

Clowes Bag

by Dan
Graphica / April 21, 2010

Dan Clowes Strand Bag Image

The awesome Dan Clowes is the latest cartoonist to join an elite group of artists — including Art Spiegelman, R. Sikoryak, Seth, Adrian Tomine — who have illustrated tote bags for legendary New York bookstore The Strand.

The beautiful new bag is available in the store (where Dan Clowes will be on Wednesday May 5th), but for those of us not lucky enough to live in New York, it is also for sale now on their website.

Dan Clowes Strand Bag

For Canadian fans, Dan Clowes will be at the Toronto Comics Art Festival May 8th and 9th, and his new book Wilson is released next week.

The Mysterious Bike Snob Revealed!

by Dan
News + Sports / March 30, 2010

bike snob book cover

After 3 years of anonymously skewing the foibles of urban cycling, satirical bike blogger The Bike Snob has been 'outted' by the Wall Street Journal!

In an article posted on their website today, the WSJ claim that the 'Snob' is none other than former New York literary agent Eben Oliver Weiss:

He's 36 years old, grew up riding BMX and is not a stranger to the media world. After a brief stint as a New York City bike messenger, he spent more than a decade in the publishing industry, working as an agent with the Ralph M. Vicinanza, Ltd. literary agency. His wife, Sara Goodman, is an editor at St. Martin's Press, and the couple are expecting their first child in May. Mr. Weiss races locally on an amateur bike team sponsored by Gotham Bikes, a New York City shop. But by his own account, he's a mediocre racer.

"I'm just a regular guy," Mr. Weiss said.

Since the blog launched in 2007, The Bike Snob has become a must-read for both urban cyclists and international racers (including Lance Armstrong!), and although his true identity has been something of a guessing game in the cycling world, The Bike Snob has stayed decidedly in the shadows.

Until now...

With a book about to published, the Snob finally decided it was time to ditch his anonymity, and face the bicycling public.

Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling, to be published by Chronicle Books in May, promises — just like the blog — to catalogue all the missteps, pretensions, and absurdities of bike culture while maintaining the Snob's contagious enthusiasm for cycling itself. But according to the WSJ, Eben has no intentions of ending his blog:

"The book and dropping the anonymity pretense is a little celebration," Mr. Weiss said. "And then it's back to work."

Good news for cyclists everywhere!