Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association, and the Australian Society of Travel Writers.
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Mark's imaginatively titled blog
The Newseum, on Washington DC’s Pennsylvania Avenue, is difficult to miss: a work of modern architecture surrounded by beige, classical buildings. Along the outside walls, you can read the front pages of the day’s newspapers from around the world. (Before dawn each morning, the papers transmit them to the Newseum.) On the front wall, the […]Read Post
When writing about the Beatles, it’s tempting to mine their song list for titles and phrases. With that in mind, I’ll try to avoid mentioning my “golden slumbers” (sorry, too late) at the Hard Days Night Hotel, but I should mention that the room service menu is labelled “Any time at all” and you can […]Read Post
Two things are happening this week. Firstly, my favourite television series (and no, I don’t mean Party of Five) is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary; and secondly, I’m enjoying the concept of YouTube blogging. Everyone is talking about Doctor Who this week – and I can’t understand why the only thing I’ve written about the anniversary […]Read Post
It took Margaret Thatcher’s passing this year to do something that I didn’t realise was still possible. Whatever you think of Thatcher, her passing put a recording from a classic Hollywood musical back in the charts, narrowly missing the top spot (except in Scotland, where it made number one). “Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead” […]Read Post