Not too long ago, the Swiss voted in a referendum to limit immigration and make it easier to expel foreign-born residents. The specifics of the vote matter less than the sentiment it reflects, in Switzerland and Europe generally, feelings exemplified in an otherwise insignificant incident in the small Swiss city of Nyon.
Paris Photo takes over the Grand Palais through Nov. 16 with over 169 galleries and 1200 artists featured. Poring over the artist list with a discerning, fine-toothed comb, we've selected the Top Five Artists to Watch.
Rarely, can a traveler today still touch history on such a personal level. Walking the beaches, seeing the towns and even touching the infamous impenetrable hedgerows takes you back 70 years.
It took 30 minutes for suspicions about a photograph to become a thoughtful, affinity-based gift of items that transcended place and time. That's the power of the real dynamics of city life, the connections behind the built environment that we, at first, more readily see.
The so-called industrial revolution of the nineteenth century was a perverse revolution. It knocked down small-scale traditional industries and booste...
New York's adopted street art brothers Icy & Sot have been spreading their wings in Brooklyn for a couple of years since we first interviewed them upo...
Home to the second largest economy in the EU and the fifth largest economy in the world, France is increasingly a bright light for the tech industry in Europe. But more can be done to propel France as a long-term world innovation leader.
Contemporary art auctions have caused quite a stir in recent years with buyers bidding record-breaking numbers. For those who want in on the action, these five fall auctions are not to be missed.
With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.
Bordeaux has its own virtues: castles and chateaux of great beauty, impeccably maintained vineyards on gravelly soil, and some superb restaurants.
Today, in France, whenever I hear certain right-wing moralists denounce the "feminization" of our society, I realize that we are once again going through one of these periods of instability when the female sex becomes an object of political tension.
What makes one country more important than another? That's a crucial question to ask when it comes to Libya. The U.S. is now prioritizing the fight against ISIS through airstrikes over Iraq and Syria. But what about the country we were so focused on three years ago?
It can only be hoped that as we work to contain the Ebola epidemic at its source in West Africa -- which is the only way it will be contained -- the world will learn that we must spend the political and financial capital needed to prepare for future epidemics that will surely come.
I'm in Bordeaux wine country, enjoying locally made, aged-to-perfection cheese -- I will eat the wrapping and all.
We carry with us the ability to mine pride from place, even in places that are, perhaps, least expected to shine.