Monthly Archives: March 2013

Off the Map: My Finnish Affair

What are you doing here? my Finnish friends have been asking me ever since I began regularly visiting Finland in the early 1990s, when Suomi was still very much off the world’s cultural map. So, why are you always flying to Finland? my American friends have been asking me for nearly as long. Really want […]

Viva Las Vegas (Image, 2000)

Bright lights city Going to sing your song Sing your song Viva Las Vegas! Viva Viva Viva Las Vegas! –chorus from the late 1965 Las Vegas-based Hollywood film, “Viva Las Vegas!” WHAMM! BOOM! “Excuse me, driver, is that a jackrabbit we just hit? (No response) WHOOSH! Every morning, between two and three A.M., a small, […]