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Tour the US with 'Up to Speed,' A Hulu Original Series

Tour exciting American cities with Timothy "Speed" Levitch in Up to Speed, A Hulu Original Series, from Richard Linklater, the writer/director behind Before Sunrise, Waking Life, and Dazed and Confused. The quirky historian and travel guide explores and makes acquaintances with monumentally ignored monuments and often overlooked, yet wildly interesting, attractions.

Even jaded New Yorkers will be surprised by Speed's thoughtful musings on the Big Apple as he takes viewers on an atypical tour of the city. In the process, he reflects on the different honks of the city's drivers, traces the revival of Times Square to the Great Theater Massacre of 1982, and reveals Bartoli's inspiration in designing Lady Liberty (Spoiler: her face is based on his mother, her body based on his mistress).

Check out the New York City episode here. Then join the conversation and tweet your favorite "Speedism" (his choice philosophical meditations) to @HuluUpToSpeed. For more offbeat tours of other US destinations, watch Up to Speed, only on Hulu.