Editor’s Note: Triple Play

Introducing three new series to the site—one about Europe, one about Asia, and one about the craziness that is this year’s presidential election.

Hey readers,

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I wanted to introduce the Bureau’s two new travel series and a political column. I’m excited (skateboarders might say “stoked”) about our sharp new contributing writers.

For the past month and a half, Locke McKenzie has been giving us his American perspective on living in Germany. His column, The Rambling American, has tackled a scattershot of subjects ranging from national identity to riots to beer.

Daniel Adler is researching the effectiveness of Sister Cities International. His travel series, Visa on Arrival, features an itinerary with stops in South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, China, and Vietnam. This is his second trip to Asia, the first of which is brilliantly documented through photographs on his personal site, Adlerography. Also, expect new photos from this trip to show up there and on the Bureau.

With W(h)ither America 2008, Josh Fischel becomes our new political columnist. As an unabashed Obama supporter/American, he’ll provide snarky commentary on the presidential race. He may even break the Bureau’s historically stringent publishing schedule by writing on a Tuesday or Thursday, but that’s okay, because he’s a maverick. Josh has been published in The Believer, which is the only magazine I’ve ever paid eight dollars for.

I’d also like to recognize David Tveite, whose recent contributions have been among our most popular articles.

And for new readers to the site, I hope you take the time to peruse our archives. Here are some of our recent favorites.

And as always, thanks for reading.

Kevin Nguyen is a founding editor of The Bygone Bureau. His only marketable skill is an above-average knowledge of European geography. He has been useless since the introduction of the atlas in 1477. Reach him by email or follow his Twitter account.