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It’s Wondermint Wednesday at The Half Century Mark Hotel. 

Occasionally on Wednesday, The Hotel presents three inspiring something’s about art, artists, and life in general. Should the Hotel have an elevator, coffee table, or dining establishment, the following would be featured fare.

Please savor your Wondermints slowly and share with traveling companions.

Old Bike by Rob Cantor from Cantor’s new album Not a Trampoline. Video directed by Andrew Laurich and filmed at Pollution Studios in Los Angeles, CA. We promise you’ll be humming this one for days.

The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems by Emily Dickinson, Jen Bervin and Marta Werner, editors. Dickinson’s genius and practicality as found on paper scraps. Also check out author Jen Bervin’s other works from Pie to Shakespeare. Not sure how the Hotel first found her work, but we’re glad we did.

Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals by Dinah Fried. Fried designed, cooked and photographed meals from a diverse array of literature–from Moby Dick and The Great Gatsby to Blueberries for Sal and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The Hotel received notice about this book from Maria Popova’s brilliant twitter feed called Brainpicker. Do you know Maria? She’s another genius that frequents the Hotel. But you can also find and subscribe to her weekly gleanings here.

Note on the photograph: Ice by Patricia Christakos, November 2013. Weather calls for snow in Central New York today, April 23. That’s a Wondermint of a different sort.  

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