Go Girl Holiday Gift Guide 2011 Last year, our writers recommended a host of items from the inexpensive and pragmatic to the extravagant and imaginary, and this year our Go Girl Holiday Gift Guide is back and it’s even better! In fact, looking at this year’s list of holiday must-haves says a lot [...]
Looking for a great read to accompany your trip to California? Read what Margaret has to say about her five top picks. Click on the title links to purchase a copy from Amazon and support Go Girl! Know another Cali book that you can’t get enough of? Add your tips to the list! . . [...]
Read The Daily Beast’s article on the best and worst countries for women by clicking here. What do you think of their criteria, and where do your favorite countries fall on the list?
On the Road by Jack Kerouac Probably the most famous road trip book ever written, Kerouac’s fictionalization of his cross-country wanderings is known as the book of the Beat Generation, immortalizing the counterculture of drugs, jazz and emerging masculinity exemplified by writers like William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Kerouac himself. Retrace any of the [...]
5 books for London Orlando by Virginia Woolf One of her lesser known but most beautiful and accessible novels, Orlando: A Biography–written for Woolf’s lover, Vita Sackville-West–is the fantastical biography of a young noble(wo)man named Orlando who is born during the reign of Elizabeth I, and decides never to grow old. As the history [...]
[pullquote] Why are we so fixated with such tales, gory and clichéd as they may be? The very gruesomeness of the material is an undeniable source of fascination. Yet our national obsession with extreme survival tales stems not only from their content but the fact that they are true…As opposed to works of fiction, true-life [...]
Bruce Reidel over at The Daily Beast has the best article I’ve read yet on the growing conflict within Syria and its potential consequences for the country, the region and the world at large. If you want a succinct but detailed history of the religious differences within Syria over the past half-century or so, and [...]
Two weeks ago I was in Berkeley visiting a friend when I saw news coverage of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It’s amazing, the change that takes place in the two seconds which transfer you from ignorance to knowledge—or to try and say this more clearly: when I woke up that Friday morning, Japan [...]
Review on the Go: The Places In Between chronicles Rory Stewart’s walk across Afghanistan in the winter of 2002. Part travel memoir, part history lesson, and part rumination on all things from global politics to local hospitality, The Places In Between is engaging, well-written, and definitely worth a read.
A lot of people hate airports. I hate some of them, or bits of some of them. The chaos of LAX, for instance, or the merciless and unavoidable twisting bus ride leading through, around and beneath all the terminals of Paris-Charles de Gaulle. I’m not passionate about Heathrow, JFK, or O’Hare, and I’ve had miserable [...]