Comic book store Comics N’ Vegetables (CNV), did win the prestigious 2011 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, the third ever store outside North America since 1993. The award is granted to a store that has “done an outstanding job of supporting the comic art medium in the community and witin the industry at large”. CNV has done this job in… Read more →
January 2011… Population : 403.000; Academic institutions: 9; Museums: 23; Theaters: 9; Dog parks: 40; Dog owners: 20.000; Gyms: 80; Bars: 450; Sushi restaurants: 100 (the 3rd. highest concentration per capita in the world ); Private investigators: 108; Matchmaking services: 18; Public libraries: 22; Bookstores: 91; Cafes: 332; Street lamps: 63.312 and 151 outdoor sculptures… We think you should come… Read more →
A new photobook of Tel Aviv landscapes by the photo journalist Viviana Tager: Tel Aviv One|Uno hit the shelves of the Steimatsky (and other) bookstores…“Tel Aviv is a city of light and shadow…” the photographer says “…and I decided to focus on light”. The book is in a fancy edition, in full color and on chromo paper.
Last Friday, April 9th, I did find an long and very interesting article written by Doron Halutz in Haaretz Magazine about the young columnist and literary critic, Ayman Sikseck. The 26 years old Ayman, born in Jaffa, just released his debut work of fiction: “To Jaffa”. It is a story about the expierence of a literature student at the Hebrew University… Read more →
Lonely Planet travel guide ranks Tel Aviv as the 10th best place to party (!!!) in, explaining that: “…Tel Aviv has a relaxed air, and prides itself on being gay-friendly and friendly going.” and “…Tel Aviv is a fun, free attractive city for tourists and especially for young tourists. Tel Aviv’s marketing potential is huge.” The prestigious list was compiled… Read more →
The Association for Tourism Tel Aviv-Yafo published a new pocket-size English guide, called: Visit Tel Aviv-Yafo. The guide divides Tel Aviv-Yafo in five districts areas-the North, City Center, the Heart, the South and Jaffa. You will find maps, adresses, web site information and phonenumbers, each section is illustrated by photographs and a short introduction to each Tel Aviv area. The… Read more →
On August the 4th, Amos Kenan, the columnist, painter, sculptor, playwright and novelist, passed away at age of 82. Kenan was born in 1927 in South-Tel Aviv. He wrote the first anti-establishment column in Israel, the satirical “Uzi & Co”. He lived in Paris from 1954 until 1962, were he befriended Jean-Paul Sartre, Herbert Macuse and Noam Chomsky. In 1962,… Read more →
Two days ago, I was walking on the Nahalat-Binyamin, one of the loveliest streets in Tel Aviv, with lots of restaurants, bars and twice a week an exciting art market. But the view of this street, with some beautiful buildings from around 1920 is ruined by the ‘sight” of an other ugly high-rise nearby: a part of the so-called “Lev… Read more →