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5 Design Tricks To Borrow From The French

The Huffington Post | Lexi Tollefsen | Posted 04.21.2016 | HuffPost Home

The French are masters of culture, beauty and design. From fashion to food to furniture, the country has a distinctly sophisticated style that many wi...

Journo Safety College Course Advances in Beirut

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.18.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.

The French Are Dumping Their Language

Khanh Ho | Posted 02.11.2017 | World
Khanh Ho

I hear that the French are not only getting rid of a lot of words but also simplifying even more--a shock to most native speakers. But what is even more shocking is the decision to get rid of the circumflex, which is a hold-over from ancient conventions of spelling that are no longer relevant.

Fake It till You Make It: 5 Cheats for Pulling Off Paris

Christiane van Ophem | Posted 02.02.2017 | Travel
Christiane van Ophem

That feeling of sweet victory when a tourist in Paris asks you for directions because they figured "they must be from around here" is a confidence boo...

Hissah Al Sabah: An Enterprising Kuwaiti Princess

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Magda Abu-Fadil

She's not your stereotypical Arab princess out of some Hollywood producer's imagination, but a hard working entrepreneur fiercely supporting women's e...

7 Things Americans Can Learn From The French

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 01.19.2016 | Travel

Spend a few days in France and it's clear that life in the European country differs from life in America. There are pros and cons to both, but we thin...

Brazilian Cartoonist Carlos Latuff Takes Aim Globally

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.16.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

He punches hard, he's opinionated, his commentary is biting, his cartoons are thought provoking, and he doesn't regret being a magnet for nasty criticism. He is Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff who doesn't mince words or hold back on stirring up people, in his country and across continents.

French Filmmaker Maxime Ginolin Discusses His Passion For Combining Activism and Film-making

Nancy Laws | Posted 01.11.2017 | Entertainment
Nancy Laws

Maxime Ginolin is a passionate activist who has translated his passion into movies that can only be described as works of art. The controversial arti...

Cartoons, Terrorism, Sexism and Backlash

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.08.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about cartoons and caricatures that riles politicians, religious figures, business fat cats, authorities and people of different stripes?

Design 101: 18 Pieces Of Advice From Top Interior Designers

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 01.04.2017 | HuffPost Home
Deborah Stachelski

It's great to be able to turn to the experts for decorating advice. But at the end of the day, even for them, your design aesthetic is all about you.

In Praise of Pepín: France's Second Greatest Gift to America

Robert Rosenthal | Posted 12.17.2016 | Style
Robert Rosenthal

Make no mistake: Jacques Pepín is the single greatest cooking instructor in the history of food television.

There's Always Another Way Home

Saleem Ahmed | Posted 12.14.2016 | Travel
Saleem Ahmed

We often fall into routines and patterns that dictate our movements. We follow the same paths to-and-from work. We find the quickest, easiest, and mos...

How and Why the French Carry on

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 12.02.2016 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

The French are united today in their refusal to be scared. Often the country is divided between Parisians and the rest of those who live in France but...

Mastering English in Iran: Ticket to Modernity

Setareh Sabety | Posted 11.19.2016 | 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 11.15.2016 | 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 11.13.2016 | 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 Ev...

How My French Husband Hijacked Thanksgiving

Janet Bertolus | Posted 11.13.2016 | 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 10.28.2016 | 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 10.22.2016 | 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 10.19.2016 | 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 10.15.2016 | 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 08.26.2016 | 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 underprivileged Haiti scho...

European Vacation -- in Philadelphia!

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.07.2016 | 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.