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London Aisle View: A Rose By Any Name

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Ethel Merman. Angela Lansbury. Bernadette Peters. Patti LuPone. Imelda Staunton. One name, pretty clearly, doesn't belong on that list of larger-than-life musical comedy stars--and, thus, seems an unlikely candidate for the larger-than-life role of Rose in Gypsy. But that distinction is the key to what makes the current West End Gypsy, at the Savoy, so indomitable.

For Two Months Each Summer, This French Gypsy Town Becomes the Capital of Art Photography

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.13.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The Roman city of Arles in Provence (South of France) has wonderful happenings throughout the year, but the one event that would make me move there is the summer photography festival -- a sophisticated pictorial feast.

The State of Romanian Extremism

John Feffer | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
John Feffer

Relations between ethnic Hungarians and ethnic Romanians have improved to a degree. There are still tensions, particularly around the top of regionalization, which would provide greater autonomy to different parts of the country, including the area with a Hungarian majority.

Roma as Consumers

John Feffer | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
John Feffer

When it comes to Roma, East-Central Europe is still in its segregation era. The business community hasn't really begun to see Roma as consumers because it's too busy worrying about how an association with Roma would adversely affect its image. Istvan Forgacs would like to change that.

The 5 Million Non-Jewish People Killed By The Nazis

HuffPost UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion

Six million Jewish people were murdered during the genocide in Europe in the years leading up to 1945, and the Jews are rightly remembered as the grou...

From Budapest With Love

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 12.22.2014 | New York
Adriana Aristizábal

New Yorkers expect the best of everything, and recently I had the opportunity to see one of the best: Zoltan Maga, Hungary's most celebrated violin virtuoso, a man who brings Hungarian cultural traditions to the rest of the world.

Analysis of the Bob McDonnell Trial and That Crazy Story About Pagans and Fortune Tellers (Video)

Dan McDermott | Posted 10.23.2014 | DC
Dan McDermott

I discussed the corruption trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and the controversy over whether Front Royal, Va. should keep a ban against fortune tellers, "gypsies" and practitioners of the "magic arts."

Jobbik: Looking East

John Feffer | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
John Feffer

Jobbik parliamentary representative Tamas Hegedus believes the party did so well because, more than any of the other parties, it spoke directly with voters and not simply through the media. The electoral war between Fidesz and the main opposition coalition also helped Jobbik's numbers.

Roma Youth Get Organized

John Feffer | Posted 08.03.2014 | World
John Feffer

The Slovak government has had a plan on the books for a couple decades to build a nuclear power plant near Kecerovce. Otherwise, the prospects for economic development in the area are bleak. The village is more than 90 percent Roma.

80-Pound Wedding Dresses And Blinged-Out Toilet Paper?

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.08.2014 | Style

Dressmaker Sondra Celli, now going into her third season with the hit TLC show "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding," stopped by the HuffPost Live studi...

Mundial Montréal #3: (Part Un) 'World Music Affaires!'

Marlon Regis | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

Without a chance to brush up on my poor speaking or understanding of French, I was whisked away from LA to Montréal, Canada after an invite came into my inbox to attend the 3rd annual world music conference/festival Mundial Montréal.

Why the Roma 'Blond Angel' Ignited a Week of Racial Profiling

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Antonia Blumberg

This is an old tune, arranged perhaps with new words and rhythms to suit a modern audience, but it's the same prejudice-based "judicial" system that seems to dominate our world. And outside the law, are those most guilty the ones most often held accountable?

Alleged Abductors of Greece's Mystery Girl Charged

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police on Monday released photographs of a couple charged with abducting a girl and judicial authoriti...

Ma Provence, South of France.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

I have been going to Provence each summer for years now, and I have yet to run out of places to discover. Even when I get lazy and want only to swing in a hammock under a tree, the endless discoveries attract me too much to nap for too long.

First Nighter: Barbra Streisand, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Jack and Madeline Lee Gilford Get Theater Treatments

David Finkle | Posted 06.07.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Buyer & Cellar, a one-man intermissionless 90-minuter showcasing an extremely adroit Michael Urie, could easily be dismissed as a merely silly time-killer for La Streisand fans. Yet, in a larger sense, it inadvertently implies a reality about the American obsession with fame.

Killing the Gypsy Dream

Liliana Ciobanu | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Liliana Ciobanu

I've been spending time with several gypsy communities in Romania over the last couple of weeks, to see how they feel and think about the world around them.

Making A Gypsy Curse

Posted 07.16.2012 | Books

Excerpted from AMERICAN GYPSY by Oksana Marafioti, published by Farrar, Straus and Giourx, LLC. Copyright © 2012 by Oksana Marafioti. All rights re...

WATCH: Gypsy Punk Party On Delayed Flight

Posted 05.17.2012 | Travel

Passengers on a delayed Air Canada flight from Toronto to Frankfurt were treated to an impromptu concert on Wednesday when the band Lemon Bucket Orkes...

'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding': No Non-Gypsies Allowed!

Posted 05.03.2012 | TV

On this week's all new "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" (Sun., May 6, 10 p.m. ET), TLC's look at the American gypsy subculture continues in an epis...

Playing From the Old Heart of Flamenco

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Marty Lipp

It's been more than fifty years since Paco de Lucía taught himself guitar and stunned the world of flamenco as a child prodigy, then went on to develop peerless technique and controversially reshape the boundaries of the genre.

Jordan Zakarin

Oscar-Winner Makes Dreams Come True | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Entertainment

Any time Hans Zimmer begins a project, he panics: no matter how many iconic movie scores he has composed, the Oscar-winner fears he'll be unable to co...

Patti LuPone And Mandy Patinkin Reunite

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.24.2011 | Fifty

NEW YORK -- Here's a typical reaction after catching Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin's concert show now on Broadway: Oh, that's how it's done. In oth...

Kids, Do Not Call Mom

Deborah Divine | Posted 01.18.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Divine

I've told my adult children that for their own good - for their own, beautiful, hopeful, optimistic good, they are not to call me. No contact I said, until I can find a way to finally wrangle this malady to the mat.

Child Beggars Raking In £100,000 A Year On London's Streets, BBC Investigation Reveals

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

Child beggars on Britain’s streets are financing lavish lifestyles for Romanian criminals, according to an investigation by Panorama. Broadcast ...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Zee Avi and Hindi Zahra Perform and Chat in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.04.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Zee Avi is a celebrated singer/songwriter from Malaysia who packs an emotional wallop with her retro cool indie-rock folkiness. Moroccan-born songstress Hindi Zahra has been called a modern day Billie Holiday thanks to her unique blues, jazz-infused gypsy sound.