Wanna look suspicious?


Saw this is the season opener of Showtime’s Homeland.

Nothing looks more suspicious these days than to pick up a newspaper in a hotel lobby and “read.”

Tip to spies, G-men, and bad guys: You want to look inconspicuous in a hotel lobby?

Use your smartphone like everyone else.


Why didn’t I think of this?

I was walking out my local international food market when I noticed the rack of free publications near the door. They are usually full of hispanic “shopper” magazines and newspapers, but this rack contained only Russian-language publications.


RussianTown magazine is the only free Russian-language publication printed and distributed in Atlanta, Florida and the whole southeastern United States.
RussianTown covers news, politics, culture, sports, health, technology, and history from around the U.S., Russia, and the world. 

So thumbing through I noticed this full-page story about maybe a Russian painter? Or perhaps peasant life? I do not have a clue, but what caught my eye are the arrows to the art and lack of cutlines.


I’m thinking all those years where I had to make room for cutlines, or started one with “Clockwise from top …” where I could have just draw some arrows!