Before Walt Disney moved in to Times Square it was a hotbed of Grindhouse cinemas, peep shows and seedy motels making it 200 times more exciting than the over-sanitised commercial heavy tourist hotspot it is now. So it is up to Alan Wolfson’s Miniature Urban Environment sculptures to take us back and capture a glimpse of the darker underbelly of urban landscapes pre-gentrification. His meticulously crafted photo-real replicas of times gone by offer a snapshot of what once was.
Voodoo Rhythm talks in block capitals and broken English. It is loud, batshit crazy and it really doesn’t give a damn about you. The website voodoorhythm.com will tell you that it is a record label. Don’t believe it. No-one walks around wearing EMI T-shirts, with Parlophone tattoos on their sleeves.
If you really want to get away from it all, and in style, you’d do no better than to try the Sherwood Hideaway. The set of log cabins are a newly expanding retreat set in Sherwood Forest, in middle England’s Nottingham.
2013 is a landmark year for Amsterdam. While it celebrates 400 years of the start of construction of the magnificent canal ring it is also the year that the Rijksmuseum finally reopened following extensive renovations. Packed with cultural milestones and new buildings, as well as the Eye Film Institute and Stedelijk Museum, it has never been a better time to visit, and November is positively brimming with great events.