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My Talk with Peter the Cabbie

Rick Steves | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Travelers often struggle to find someone interesting to interview to better understand local issues. I find cabbies are a great resource. I was wonder...

Saying Goodbye to Bruges

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.01.2016 | Travel
Lev Raphael

I once joined a discussion on a travel forum about Bruges and apparently pissed some people off who said you could see Bruges in a day or a day and a half. I suggested close to a week was more like it, and was grossly misinterpreted.

A Taste of Bruges

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel
Lev Raphael

None of them were crowded, so I had plenty of time to contemplate, admire, and ponder. You can see each of them without feeling overwhelmed either by the art or by crowds.

Flanders for Fashion, Food and Old World Luxury in the 2015 Jaguar XJ and XJL

Rita Cook | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel
Rita Cook

Forget Paris, Milan and New York and shift your gaze in the direction of Antwerp, Belgium where this fashionably cool city boasts not only cutting edge designers, but also architectural tours that lead a path to the Art Nouveau district of Zurenborg.

Independence Movements in Europe: Scotland Is Tip of the Iceberg

Rob McNamara | Posted 11.16.2014 | Home
Rob McNamara

Some of these are well known like those in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Flanders. Others are much more surprising -- for example, hands up if you really knew about the Venetian and Bavarian independence movements?

Now You Can Play With Legos Of Your Favorite 'Simpsons' Characters

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.27.2014 | TV

A new set of characters from "The Simpsons" have been brought to the world of Lego. In partnership with 20th Century Fox and in honor of the 25th anni...

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

Christmas 1914: It Happened More Than Once

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 03.01.2014 | Good News
Anne Dilenschneider

Over the years, John said, veterans who were part of the 1914 truce often wanted to meet him. In 2010, between concerts in Virginia, John was taken to West Virginia to meet someone who wanted to hear "Christmas in the Trenches."

Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting

John Seed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Although I am used to looking at contemporary art -- which often broadcasts its messages with great immediacy -- I found myself slowing down and scanning the 15-century works on view in their entirety, hoping for more subtle moments.

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...

Political Party Launches 'Illegal Immigrant' Hotline

Eline Gordts | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home

On Tuesday, a far-right Belgian Flemish party launched a hotline that allows citizens to report "problems and nuisances" caused by undocumented immigr...

WATCH: The 'Simpsons' & 'Breaking Bad' Mashup You Always Wanted

Posted 12.16.2011 | Comedy

Ned Flanders of "The Simpsons" and Walter White of "Breaking Bad" may not seem like they have much in common, outside of facial hair, spectacles and a...

Lessons for the President on the Art of Diplomacy

Mark Lamster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Lamster

The painter Peter Paul Rubens has a good deal in common with Barack Obama, and the Old Master's life offers lessons that the president might well find instructive.

Vanity Fair Misses the Point: It's not McCain's Physique -- It's his Politics!

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

If Vanity Fair's cartoonist wanted to flip the New Yorker cover on the GOP, they'd have to portray the media's lies about the candidate. Not the true stuff.

The New Yorker vs. The Media Channel on

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

2008-07-16-ny.jpg Information or Inflammation? Hendrik Hertzberg and Danny Schechter went at it on GRITtv.

No Bail-Out, No Bail! The Mortgage Melt-Down as seen from MIAMI

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

As the Bush administration unveiled a publicly-financed plan to "save" mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, local residents at a town hall fo...

The F Word: Homes not Hearings

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Democrats and Republicans played out a partisan fight Wednesday over who is to blame for housing hurricane victims in toxic trailers. Over one millio...

The F Word: Celebration in Colombia? Not so Fast

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Over 400 hundred labor organizers have been murdered during the Uribe regime alone. And for all those six years Washington has done nothing.

The F Word: No Solar and No Clean-up

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laura Flanders

I say it's time for some departmental renaming. What do you call a Defense Department that makes you sicker and an environmental protection agency that can't?

The F Word: Shelling Out for Shell

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Of 46 international oil companies, including firms from China, India and Russia that had their eye on the first major oil deals in post-Saddam Iraq, guess who got the gig? Exxon-Mobil, Shell, Total and BP!