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Mastering English in Iran: Ticket to Modernity

Setareh Sabety | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Setareh Sabety

This insistence on learning English wasn't because they were immigrants or exiled when I was growing up, but because even in their own country, in the sixties and seventies, speaking English meant progress and set them apart from the masses, it reaffirmed their elite status.

Faithful Shopper: Beautiful on Board

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.16.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the busiest travel week of the year - Thanksgiving -- coming momentarily, now is the time to prepare yourself to face the airport.

Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Reminds The World That 'Lovers Of Death' Never Succeed

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.14.2015 | World

After a series of terrorist attacks in Paris left more than a 100 people dead, a Charlie Hebdo cartoonist is reminding the world of the strength and g...

Five Reasons to Sail Into By The Sea

Greg Archer | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Oh, to be back in the 1970s when opportunities to experience real cinema were more frequent and the likes of Paramount Pictures studio chief Robert...

How My French Husband Hijacked Thanksgiving

Janet Bertolus | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women
Janet Bertolus

He is a foodie extraordinaire and an accomplished cook in his own right, but he ingratiated himself in the beginning, acting as the sous chef for my mother who is the culinary queen of our family--then slowly, skillfully, and sneakily--He hijacked Thanksgiving.

Living Under the Spell of My Parisian Chairs

Mina Samuels | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Mina Samuels

My apartment in Paris is filled with chairs: chairs tucked in little corners, posed in front of cupboard doors, chatting together in corners, pushed up against walls in a row, stacked, draped with blankets, the older ones elegant in their decrepitude. They are having a strange effect on me, both tonic and narcotic.

Black French Angry Missing Black Hosts on BET France | Posted 10.23.2015 | Black Voices

When BET chose its first hosts for its French broadcasts, it apparently overlooked the "Black" in Black Entertainment Television. The first two announced hosts, Hedia Hinges and Raphael Yem, come from MTV and are of Arab and Asian heritage.

Review: ULYSSE, Cashmere Guns

Judah Joseph | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Judah Joseph

Cashmere Guns opens like every Belgian musical endeavor ought to: with an unrelenting bed of extended, sustained synth tracks that pull the listener into the music. Brussels-based ULYSSE released their second EP, Cashmere Guns, on October 19th on Soundcloud.

When Films Change Over Time: The Double Life of Veronique

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.19.2015 | Entertainment
Maria X. Liu

"All my life I've felt like I was here and somewhere else at the same time," says Weronika in Kryzysztof Kieslowski's film, The Double Life of Veronique. 10 years ago when I first watched this film, I didn't have enough life experience to truly understand the depth of her statement.

Top 25 Reasons to Visit Martinique Now (VIDEO)

Karen Schaler | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Karen Schaler

One of the things I love about the French Caribbean island of Martinique is how it continues to surprised me with unique and affordable things to do.

College French Class Creates Custom Children’s Books To Fill Shelves Of Haiti School

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.18.2015 | Good News

Never underestimate the power of storytelling.  Students in a college French class have helped fill the empty shelves of an underprivil...

European Vacation -- in Philadelphia!

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.16.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Of course it felt a bit like an outpost of the gorgeous museum in Paris -- but without seeming imitative or second best. This museum had its own special grace and logic.

From Pineapples To Acorns: How These 8 Countries Will Welcome You To The Neighborhood

Posted 08.18.2015 | HuffPost Home

Remember that gluten-free muffin basket your neighbor brought by when you moved into your new home? Little did you know, that little gesture belongs t...

Email Your Mother, Mabel

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.11.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

A day of rest? Not so much. We did sleep later than usual, and decided to treat ourselves to a posh breakfast. We wanted sit down food, not takeaway, and curry need not apply. Heading to Waverly place, there's a tourist information store, which sold us a detailed map of Edinburgh.

Egyptian Humor Sails Across New Suez Canal

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

One must hand it to Egyptians. Their legendary sense of humor has sustained them through the millennia, coming in handy to mark this week's inaugurati...

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Goat Cheese

Food52 | Posted 07.22.2015 | Taste

There's good news for those of us who strive to incorporate cheese into every meal possible.

Omar Sy and Samba: Fine French imports

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Americans may not be familiar with him yet but, at this moment in time, Omar Sy is the biggest movie star in France.

She Dreamed of Africa -- And Then She Was Sent There

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.19.2015 | Impact
Sidonie Sawyer

My daughter joined the Peace Corps last year, right after graduating from college in Florida, with an International Affairs degree. She wants to be a diplomat. After having trekked the World with me during her childhood, she was still dreaming of Africa.

Review: Good Evening: Télé Liban's 100 History-Making Moments

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.16.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Series were a staple of Lebanese TV, which aired its first programs in 1959, and became a money making export to Arab countries.

Brioche for Bastille Day, Hallah for Shabbat

Leah Hadad | Posted 07.15.2015 | Taste
Leah Hadad

While I love brioche -- the heavenly French bread, rich with butter and a golden brown hue -- I rarely bake it.

Manger Tarte au Humble (Eating Humble Pie)

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
Sarah Thebarge

Recently I spent a weekend in Paris before flying to Togo, where I'll be volunteering at a hospital for a few months. I had a layover in Ethiopia, so I sat on the floor with my laptop and wrote a list of 10 ways to spot an American in Paris, drawn from recent observations.

Stress-Test for French Intellectualism as Mindfulness Makes Waves

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.26.2015 | Science
Van Winkle's

Mocking the French is passé. Fun, but passé. There’s much to be admired in the French. Theirs is a cultural of intellectual rigor...

France's Foreign Minister Wants The French To Be Polite To Tourists

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel

According to France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius, French citizens must battle an age-old stereotype if they want to stay on top of the tourism in...

Do's and Don'ts According to Parisian Principles - Plus Other Little Things to Know so You Don't Make an Ass of Yourself. Part One.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Chances are you will look like tourists. Americans in Paris often take their country with them in small but perceptible ways, sometimes laughable, sometimes quite embarrassing. Allow me to point out here a few things to help you navigate in a new city, and save you from sometimes ruining your day, if not your stay.

'Boom Boom' Baz: A1 Photojournalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's his nickname, acquired being first on the scene to shoot the effects of booby-trapped cars during his native Lebanon's civil war.