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Thankful for IDFA Documentary Market & RIP Peter Wintonick, 'King of Docs'

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.28.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

The memorial tribute gathering of friends and colleagues during IDFA allowed everyone the chance to write in a memorial book, their memories and caring thoughts for Peter's family. At the vent, buttons were handed out which read, "Peter-King of Docs."

This Is How You Turn 30

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 01.26.2014 | Books
Gabriel Mizrahi

30 Before 30: Traveling Under the Influence, a series of vignettes detailing Banicki's unusual meetups, serendipitous run-ins and delightful missteps, comes to 235 pages of awesome. Reading her words, I was reminded why I travel

The Goldfinch Is a Masterpiece

Paul LaRosa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Paul LaRosa

I just finished reading what I believe is the novel of the year -- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

Amsterdam Pays Alcoholics With Beer To Clean Streets

Agence France Presse | Nicolas Delaunay | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

At nine o'clock in the morning in a garden shed behind a house in Amsterdam, a handful of alcoholics are getting ready to clean the surrounding street...

A Perfect Day In Amsterdam

Fodor's | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

After living for six years in Amsterdam--arguably the greatest small city in the world--I've amassed enough experiences to fill several perfect days. But since "Several Perfect Days in Amsterdam" doesn't have the same punch, I'll restrict myself to just one.

Going to Amsterdam? The Hague Is Well Worth the Detour: Art, Dining, Lodging

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

The Hague -- seat of the Netherlands government -- had long been on our to-visit list. Everyone who'd advised us to go was right: The historic center is charming and beautiful.

The World of Dutch Tiles

David Galenson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

The Dutch initially used tiles for practical purposes - for safety in the fireplaces of their wooden houses, and in their kitchens. Over time they also began to use tiles for decoration.

Cooking Off the Cuff. Or Rather, Not Cooking at All

Edward Schneider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Edward Schneider

One of the benefits of eating in restaurants is that you can pick up ideas about what to cook for dinner once you get home.

A Neglected Artistic Gem on Amsterdam's Canals

David Galenson | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Few if any of its eminent and satisfied guests appear to have taken notice of the fact that the Ambassade houses a museum-quality art collection.

The Top One Percent of Gay Travel

Billy Kolber | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Billy Kolber

Lots of travel magazines create award lists, and most of them are filled with the usual suspects: ultra-luxury hotels, big-spending destinations, and well-known Asia-based airlines. I'm particularly proud of ManAboutWorld's first Editors' Choice Awards.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Amsterdam

Posted 09.08.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Jessica Lacey of Ireland. I used to live near Amsterdam so it is one of my favourite cities ...

Marijuana, Sex and Amsterdam

Jeffrey A. Miron | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey A. Miron

For the past twenty years, I have researched the economics of drug legalization versus drug prohibition. Based on this work and much other evidence, I have come to regard legalization as a policy no-brainer. Virtually all the effects would be positive, with minimal risks of significant negatives.

Back to School Season Is All Year Round at These Hotels

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.04.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Former schools in which you're now welcome to sleep, eat, drink and be merry.

Why Novels Are Essential Travel Companions

Henriette Lazaridis | Posted 11.02.2013 | Books
Henriette Lazaridis

After years of miles traveled and pages turned, I'm convinced that there are ways in which reading deepens a vacation -- and deepens the books you read as well.

Best Bars for Your European Buzz

Party Earth | Posted 10.05.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Alcohol in Europe is not simply a means to an end (as it is for many college students in the United States). Whether beer, wine, vodka, or whisky it's...

LOOK: From Pink To Leather, Amsterdam Celebrates Pride

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 10.03.2013 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM — Rainbow flags are flying from scores of Amsterdam buildings as tens of thousands of festival-goers, many dressed in pink or wearing ...

What If Detroit Was a Happy City?

Jon Packer | Posted 09.22.2013 | Detroit
Jon Packer

What does make a city happy? If we can understand this, it might be possible to design cities that are happier places to live, work and visit.

Edible Nation Branding for the Netherlands

Paul Rockower | Posted 09.21.2013 | Taste
Paul Rockower

On a recent excursion to the Netherlands, I was left bubbling with gastrodiplomacy ideas for the Dutch.

Places You Never Thought to Take Your Kids

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Sure, Disneyworld, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon certainly come to mind as essential family trips, but have you ever considered taking your youngsters somewhere that doesn't hold the same kid-friendly reputation?

Religious and Patriotic Pre-Revolutionary Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

In tribute to the popularity of chocolate as a substitute for tea in the Colonies following the Boston Tea Party, I suggest that we raise some chocolate to toast American Independence.

9 Unique Must-Stay Hotels of the Netherlands

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

In the Netherlands, the idea of "Unique and Boutique" is alive in every city. The hotels I discovered each had their own je ne sais quoi, their own special gift to their guests, separating them from their peers and enticing travelers' attention.

OOPS: Dutch City Council Pronounces Mandela Dead

Posted 06.27.2013 | World

The city council of an Amsterdam neighborhood observed a minute of silence to mark the death of South African icon Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. Mandela,...

Traveling Abroad with LA in Your Backpack

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Traveling abroad provides a welcome opportunity to step away from the routine and obligations of everyday life. But when you are lucky enough to liv...

What to Do With 48 Hours in Amsterdam

Party Earth | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a hot spot for weekend travelers. There are hundreds of things to do, from sightseeing at historic sites and museums, and smoking in coffeeshops, to simply enjoying its upbeat nightlife.

Over-the-Top Themed Hotel Rooms and Suites (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Hotels often incorporate themes into their rooms, but these so-called themes are usually "classic elegance," "boho chic," or "understated luxury." In ...