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Eurotrad: European Roots Music Recordings

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

In addition to the American and Canadian folk I often encounter, I've been writing for years about European music, from Finland to Spain and everywhere between.

How Artists Survive - Part 2: The Dutch Golden Age

Juri Koll | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

This Spring I visited The Girl With a Pearl Earring show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It was a gorgeous sunny day, nevertheless I found myself spending many hours inside, astounded by the paintings from the Mauritshuis in the Hague, which is undergoing a major renovation.

David Lohr

Joran Van Der Sloot Could Be Married Next Month | David Lohr | Posted 05.30.2013 | Crime

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot is engaged to a Peruvian woman, according to his attorney Maximo Altez. The wedding is to be held in June, pendin...

Bruges is Beyond Beautiful

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

I'm not a rushed traveler. I don't need to check things off a list to say that I've "done" them or "done" a city. I'm more what the French call a fl...

'Dancing With The Stars' At Sea

Anita Dunham-Potter | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Anita Dunham-Potter

It's a moonlit night in San Juan and there's lots of shimmying, shouting and whooping it up on the Lido Deck of Holland America Line's Eurodam. This isn't your average port-of-call local folk dancing display, but glitz and glamour on the high seas as Holland America kicks off the first ever "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" theme cruise.

'Now That's Italian!'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a nice Italian boy, as well as a former runner-up in the Newman's Own & Good Housekeeping Recipe Contest for a dish I called Zezima's Zesty Ziti Zinger, I have many remembrances of things pasta.

Notes on a Marriage

Gary Carter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Carter

Marriage equality is an elegant, provocative way of challenging nationality and its attendant rights, masculinity and its meanings, and the right to parenthood. In some countries, it challenges that bastion of oppression, organized religion.

Dutch Anti-Islam Politician Gets U.S. Pocket Money

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2012 | World

By Anthony Deutsch and Mark Hosenball AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Anti-Islam groups in America have provided financial sup...

The Scariest Heels You've Ever Seen (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.23.2012 | Small Business

For women, walking in high heels can be scary. For men, women wearing high heels that look like weapons may be even more terrifying. Dutch designe...

Going Dutch

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If the Dutch can manage to bring their forward-thinking social sensibility together with their fiscal prudence, they may end up setting a model that the rest of Europe and the world can follow.

Publisher Says There Was 'Nothing Wrong' With Calling Rihanna The N-Word

Posted 12.23.2011 | Black Voices

Earlier this week, the Dutch fashion magazine, Jackie became embroiled in a major controversy when an article in their latest issue referred to the p...

Dutch Tourist Couple Die In Joshua Tree

Posted 10.26.2011 | Travel

Two Dutch tourists who set off across Joshua Tree National Park Thursday morning were found dead the same evening, apparently from heat exhaustion. Ac...

A Non-Feminist Role Model

Trish Kinney | Posted 10.17.2011 | Women
Trish Kinney

We are the last generation to be raised primarily by the traditional family model. And I, for one, am grateful and proud to be a member of that generation.

Confessions Of A North Korean Stamp Collector...

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

Willem van der Bijl, a Dutch tourist who went missing in Pyongyang in July, then had a pro-North Korean government op-ed published in his name last we...

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday Rembrandt!

Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts

Happy birthday to Rembrant van Rijn, who was born today, the 15th of July in 1606. A prominent painter and etcher of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrant is...

Would You Climb Everest In Shorts And Sandals? How An 'Iceman' Stays Warm

AOL Weird News | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Would you take an ice bath -- for over an hour? Would you run a half marathon -- in the Arctic Circle? Would you try climbing Mt. Everest -- wea...

Should The World Be More Like Belgium?

Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - This is a European country riven by ethnic tensions. Its public debt is almost as big as its total annual output and it's in the ...

Van Gogh's Paintings Get Darker With Age

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

If you've noticed your favorite Van Goghs getting darker, it's not because you've caught the troubled Dutch painter's depression. Some of the master P...

Notes on the Dutch Decision to Leave Oruzgan

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

Regrettably, the Dutch have decided to leave Oruzgan. However, Afghanistan continues to need their help for reconstruction, development, and education.

A Hamsterdam in Amsterdam (PHOTOS)

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anne Sobel


The 2010 Newsroom: Lean and Techy

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newsrooms should be converged, integrated, flexible, lean and techy, to survive in today's fast-changing media landscape, but news organizations shoul...

Scratch N' Spliff: Dutch Use Odorized Stickers In Drug Campaign

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a government effort to curb what is perhaps their nation's best-known vice, Dutch households will soon receive marijuana-scented scratch-and-sniff ...

Creamed Chipped Dried Beef on Toast: A Real Pennsylvania Breakfast!

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Rodale

Creamed chipped dried beef on toast may sound strange, but it really isn't. In fact, I've decided that it's the kissing cousin of biscuits and sausage gravy down South.

Netherlands Withdraws From Afghanistan After Four Years: 1,950 Troops Head Home

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Netherlands is ending its military involvement in Afghanistan, after four years in which its 1,950 troops have won praise for their effectiveness....

World Cup 2010: What We Learned About Ourselves and the World

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

World Cup 2010 put South Africa on the map as the Olympics did for China. And they weren't scary about it. They know how to party, and they have the infrastructure. I wish I had gone.