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Islamophobia and Charlie Hebdo

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Trisha de Borchgrave

Are we not evolved enough to reveal life's hypocrisies without exhorting to gratuitous cruelty and insult, however much the latter may seem part of our birthright?

Yes, You Do 'Belong' In A Certain City

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.13.2015 | Science

While loving Bon Iver and fair trade coffee doesn't necessarily mean you should live in Portland, those Buzzfeed "Which city should you actually live ...

London By Neighborhood

MiniTime | Posted 03.14.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Whether you're staying for a weekend or taking a week-long vacation with the kids, here are some ideas of what to do to get a real feel for this fascinating metropolis -- combined with great tips from local parents.

I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, But I Also Stand With the Victims of Our Bombs

Matthew Hoh | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

To believe that the attack in Paris was a tragedy singularly about a cartoon or as an event solely to be defined as an assault on freedom of expression, is to be daft and incongruent with the history and reality of American and Western policy in the Middle East.

The Cataclysmic Desk Tidying

Nesrin Everett | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

I'll never forget the day my boss decided to tidy his desk. I was 25 years old, and an associate headhunter in a boutique firm in the City of London, focusing on the commodity markets. We were a team of four, known to be good at what we did, and it took a lot of meticulously hard work and investigation to carry out our research.

A Walk for Widows

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

On January 10, 2015, the 53- year-old British attorney will be walking across India to benefit The Loomba Foundation. For the past several months he has adhered to a rigorous training schedule to prepare for this monumental journey.

15 Gay Places to Go in 2015

Billy Kolber | Posted 03.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

Photo Credits (cc) Flickr The places themselves aren't gay (one of them still criminalizes homosexuality!) but if you are, this is the ultimate guid...

The Top 10 FinTech Milestones of 2014 (Slideshow)

Brett King | Posted 03.01.2015 | Business
Brett King

Whether you believe the FinTech investments this year were $6Bn or whether you believe the bigger estimates of upwards of $18Bn, one thing is clear - FinTech is really hot right now. But it's only going to get hotter.

Health Worker With Ebola Transferred To London Hospital

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2015 | World

By William James and Andy Bruce LONDON, Dec 30 (Reuters) - A health worker who has become the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in Britain wa...

How to Do Christmas Away From Home With Kids

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.28.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Going away for Christmas with little kids, who wonder how Santa will find them, can be tricky. As a parent, I fret about the logistics of trivial things like: Where will the stockings hang?

Disillusionment at the Ancestral Court

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion
Lionel Rolfe

Now I stood in the foyer of 790, behind the heavy entrance doors, uncomfortable because I could be naught but a stranger to the bearded Jews chanting in the next room with a passionate, melodic, electric hum that I recognized.

The Best Christmas Attractions In London

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.15.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Londoners take Christmas very seriously. The festive fever starts when the Oxford Street Christmas lights are officially switched on (this year's date is still to be confirmed, but it usually happens around mid-November).

The World's Five Most Famous Hotels

Vic O'Sullivan | Posted 02.13.2015 | Travel
Vic O'Sullivan

Every city has the one hotel whose fortunes have run parallel to the local economy and history. The owners and operators of these hotels are merely curators as the properties pass through decades and centuries of hospitality.

Jockum Nordström's First Solo Show at David Zwirner in London Triumphs

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

For its final show of 2014, David Zwirner's London gallery is showing Swedish artist Jockum Nordström's first UK solo show.

5 Signs You're Not a Good Leader: What You Can Do About It Now

Greer Wignall | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Greer Wignall

Far too many managers in business these days send an email and think that's the end of their involvement in the matter. Not so, my friend.

Conversations With Michelle Joan Papillion

Rai Mensah | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Rai Mensah

Everyone heads to Basel with many different intentions in mind. However, the one thread that connects each and every attendee is their appreciation for art and its creators.

Got Milk? Then Check Out This Rad All-Breakfast Cereal Cafe

Roadtrippers | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Now to answer what everyone's wondering: They've got over 100 different kinds of cereal, 30 kinds of milk (dairy and non-dairy), and 20 different additional toppings. That's like... a lot of different combo options.

7 London Hotel Bars For A Holiday Drink

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

There's a special experience to be had hitting up the city's hotel bars.

The Penalty Is a Film That Must Be Seen

David A. Love | Posted 02.01.2015 | Arts
David A. Love

Given that a state sanctioned policy such as the death penalty is carried out in the name of the public -- yet has operated under a shroud of secrecy for far too long -- it is fitting that someone should examine the nuts and bolts of the machinery of death.

Writing Style, Culture & Honesty: the Truth From Fashion's Global Nomad

Aileen McGraw | Posted 02.01.2015 | Style
Aileen McGraw

Kelley Mullarkey starts our Skype conversation by declaring, "I leave for Morocco in 24 hours." Mullarkey is publisher and editor-in-chief of majestic disorder, a magazine for nomadic creatives.

Urban Noise Pollution: Insidious Health Threat or Just 'City Livin'?

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

I like the idea that cities can, and should, think about noise the way they think about other pollutants: as something detrimental to our well-being, worthy of a sophisticated and comprehensive strategy. In some ways, it seems odd that this is actually a relatively new way of thinking,

Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans: The Legends Return

Stephen Grant | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Stephen Grant

Our favorite voices of the '90s return with albums to remind us that soul still lives in R&B music.

Peter Murray Advocates for Safer Cycling in London (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 01.25.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

Self-proclaimed cycling aficionado Peter Murray has a thing or two to say about London's infrastructure, a city that's widely known to be not particularly cyclist-friendly.

Letters Left in London By Anonymous

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.21.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

For over a year now I have been writing letters to strangers anonymously and leaving them around London for someone to find in the hope that I will bring some warmth, comfort or encouragement to that person. Why, you may ask?

Your Hunger Games Vacation (Peeta Not Included)

Oyster | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
Oyster

All you need is to let yourself get inspired by Katniss' warrior ways. Here's what we think Katniss would like to do on vacation, given the chance -- and what you can do, too!