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Imperial St. Petersburg: A Perfect 3 Days

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

You might prefer to just step off the ship and walk down the main shopping street of the Nevsky Prospect and window shop, as many have done before you at the turn of the century, as the Gilded or Imperial Age was falling apart around them.

The Museum and Library of the Hispanic Society of America: A Hidden Gem in New York City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Museum and Library of The Hispanic Society of America is perhaps the least known of New York City museums, yet it has an extraordinary collection. I recently spent a delightful afternoon at the museum, which reflects the vision of Archer Milton Huntington to establish an institution dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic culture.

The Destruction of Chartres Cathedral

Alexander Gorlin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Arts
Alexander Gorlin

As the world hurtles towards a bloodless digital future of flickering electronic screens and virtual experiences, certain places of primal architectural power become ever more valuable as anchors of the past. Chartres Cathedral is one of the most important of these sacred places.

World Cup Photo Diary: My Day in Lapa

Raul de Molina | Posted 07.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Yesterday morning I spent the majority of the day in the Lapa neighborhood of Rio with George Otero, a well-known plastic surgeon from Brazil who prac...

This Place Sucks

Blake Henderson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

I mean, what's all the hype around this place? I've been here for three weeks already and I can't wait to get back home. Nothing cool. It's all, look: old shitty buildings. Look: old shitty churches. Look: old shitty bridges built by Romans. Look: old shitty people with weird clothes.

This Street Performer Has A Vocal Range Like Nothing You've Ever Heard Before

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

A tough-looking street performer has a rather unlikely soft side: his voice. The very talented musician was captured outside of the Strasbourg Cath...

When An Art Museum Transforms Into A Cathedral

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

The world's big national museums are deeply glamorous places. We keep quiet in their hallowed halls, we wander the galleries in reverence, we look at ...

21 Reasons to Finally Take That Trip to Italy (PHOTOS)

minube | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel

"I never saw Venice" is a classic last-words cliché for a reason: Most would love to visit Italy, but very few end up going. Well, now's the time to start thinking about that summer vacation, and we've gone through tips and photos from thousands of travelers at to help you make up your mind.

PHOTOS: Europe's Most Striking Cathedrals

Historvius | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel

As well as serving their religious purpose, Europe's cathedrals now rank among the most popular and beautiful attractions in the world.

Why Stonehenge May Have Made Ancient Pagans Feel 'Different'

Posted 05.03.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/03/2012 08:20 AM EDT on LiveScience The stone slabs of England's Stonehenge may have been...

Engineers Inspect Washington National Cathedral

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The same engineers who captivated tourists by rappelling down the Washington Monument are conducting a similar operation at the National...

Space History in DC: The Space Window

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.03.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

In the course of spending five weeks living in a city like Washington DC that's so popular with tourists, I couldn't help but think about the way different people have different reasons for visiting a site or attraction.

Nicaragua's Beauty

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 07.11.2011 | Travel
Howard Steven Friedman

Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, with a size comparable to Greece. It has a tremendous mix of natural beauty and historical sites.

These Saints and Rascals Look Familiar

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Goldman

Inspired by Renaissance art of Florence, John Nava presents a procession composed of real people, the background of which is a dense compilation of pages from books culled from the collection of the USC library.

Getting Slizzard: HuffPost Readers Pick Best Drinking Scenes In Literature (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In "Macbeth," Macduff famously asks, "What three things does drink especially provoke?" To which the porter replies, "Marry, sir, nose-painting, slee...

Five Unique Experiences in Lisbon, Portugal

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The compact city invades the senses with colorful facades and intricate balconies, blaring fado music, neighborhood tussles, and roller coaster tram rides.

Happy Dog Days of Summer Are Here Again

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last weekend, seemingly everyone wanted to come to the beach to cool off, but I had better plans: with a group of friends, I went in the opposite direction to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

The Two Raymond Carvers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Giles Harvey The New York Review of Books "Collected Stories" by Raymond Carver, edited and with notes by William L. Stull and Maureen P. Carroll Lib...