With no advance planning, European countries have had to move quickly to address the immediate issues of shelter and other urgent needs, all the more so as winter arrives and options like tents for housing become unfeasible.
Off I went to Spain with a friend this past September, fully prepared to undertake the 30-or-so days that all the guidebooks, websites, and blogs recounted it would take. Thirty days to walk across a country. Could I do it?
A literary event that has people talking here is the appearance of Françoise Frenkel's memoir Rien où poser sa tête, roughly translated as "No Place to Lay Her Head."
One of the fondest memories of my three years living in Japan was a hot springs pool in the mountains. My Tokyo girlfriend took me to a quaint old ...
Michael Moore is known as a documentary filmmaker, and there's no doubt his films strike a populist chord, the result being enormous grosses for a limited audience art form. However, he has a tendency to go beyond the "point of view" aspect of documentary filmmaking which most such filmmakers undertake and in his latest work, Where to Invade Next, he has, for me, gone too far.
From time to time, we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. Join us today as we visit Château de Vaux le Vicomte, which gets my vote ...
In spite of the frequent pleas from President Barack Obama and other national Democrat leaders for increased gun control, the United States is no clos...
It takes a few minutes to burn a carbon-storing tree, but up to a century or more to replace it -- a century we don't have to avert catastrophic climate change.
The rapid development of an alliance between Russia and France to seek revenge for ISIS killing 224 Russians in a plane explosion near Sharm el Sheikh...
Despite this buffet of culpability on the part of politicians and the media, the responsibility of voting still lies with the voters, among whom we've seen two problematic trends: abstaining, and voting for the National Front.
Some will argue that this is not a national election, others will point at the abstention level -- close to 49 percent -- or focus on isolated cases but the first round's results of the French regional elections are without ambiguity, this is a huge electoral win for Marine Le Pen's party, the Front national or the National Front.
I am not convinced that, contrary to the enthusiastic claims of Florian Philippot, the FN vote was a "vote of love." At least, let's hope it isn't the case! But it is, at the very least, a vote of fear.
This shift in how we think of our pets -- from animals as property to animals as sensitive beings - isn't just happening in Quebec. New Zealand and France changed their laws this year, too.
The Pretty series curated by Antonia Opiah of Un-Ruly and sponsored by Hairfinity, explores concepts and varied experiences of beauty by women of color across the world in an effortless and artistically inspiring way.
As heartbreaking as the Paris massacre was, I wish Europeans knew that the night of November 13th has been every single night for the lives of Syrian refugees. But I guess it only matters when your country's flag colors can manage to get plastered on everyone's Facebook page.
Jean Bédel Bokassa ruled as President-for-life and later as Emperor of the Central African Republic from 1966 to 1979. In his youth he served in the French Colonial Army earning the rank of captain fighting in what would become Vietnam.