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Just Me and Mona -- Alone with Great Art

Rick Steves | Posted 12.08.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

In Italy, I've been all alone in a room full of Botticelli paintings, with Bernini's "Apollo Chasing Daphne", with Leonardo's "Last Supper", and with two masterful Davids: Donatello's and Michelangelo's. Each experience was a kind of artistic climax, leaving me craving a cigarette.

The 5 Most European Cities Not In Europe

Thrillist | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel

If you can't bear the thought of tiny portions, drinks without ice, and soccer -- or you're just a weirdo who hates Europe -- but you secretly dig the general Euro vibe, here's a list of the world's most European-feeling places... that aren't in Europe.

Macabre Adventures In Denmark

Posted 03.16.2012 | Arts

Keeping company in the art world doesn't only lead to a nice leisurely lunch, it leads to whole movements; think of Braque and Picasso, or Rembrandt a...

Notes of an Ex-Pat 1: View From the Bridge

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

From my window I see sheets of ice floating down the Danube. It's mid-winter, and I am finally here in Budapest. Last week I went with a Hungarian law...

Tony Judt's Testimony on his Jewishness

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

Tony Judt has been called a self-hating Jew by some of his critics. In reality he was proud to continue the Jewish tradition of irreverent, independen...

The Big Muslim Problem

The New York Review of Books | Malise Ruthven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Malise Ruthven The New York Review of Books "Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West" by Christopher Caldwell Doubl...

Altered States

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shana Ting Lipton

As a dual European/American citizen, it's not that I want Europe to make mince meat of the U.S. I'm just suggesting that we take this opportunity -- this coffee break -- to reframe and get a little perspective.