A few good links: Throwing beads edition

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Zulu Parade, Mardi Gras 2008

Bright Spot in the Big Easy Checking in with New Orleans' Magazine Street. [New York Times]

Good times rolling on for Mardi Gras New Orleans doesn't see any downturn from last year. [CNN]

Strike a Pose A new exhibit in New York looks at the studied weirdness of fashion photography. [Slate.com]

Advertise for the May Fair Hotel on Your Butt To celebrate London's fashion week, the publicity-hungry hotel commissioned jeans with 14-karat gold touches. [HotelChatter]

Next upgrade for the A380: Bunk Beds? The Aerobus may have tiny, but cheaper, lay-flat seats. [Gadling]

Ryanair to do away with check-in desks. The low-cost carrier continues to cut. [USATODAY]

Green Island: Rethinking Tokyo Fanciful photos show a much greener Tokyo. [Treehugger]

Hostels hustle to add an upmarket tag…and see our own list, too. [Boston Globe]

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