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My First Bite of the Big Apple (and Why I'm Coming Back for More)

Alex Matthews | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Alex Matthews

Leaving the city spawned a curious blend of emotions. In some ways it was a relief: I felt like I was coming up for air. In other ways, I felt almost bereft, like I was losing something, leaving something vital and fizzing and rich behind.

People At Work - Photographs by Tim Allen

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.09.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Tim Allen, Courtesy of Tim Allen Social documentary need not always be focused around the public space. Indeed, these people are...

The Future of America's Cities Lies in the Past

Kate Ascher | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Kate Ascher

NEW YORK -- A decade from now, the hearts of some of our largest cities will no longer be defined by gleaming skyscrapers surrounded by well-manicured corporate plazas. The city will regain its human scale and emerge once again as a series of communities -- completing a fascinating journey back to the future.

John Newton Photographs The "Nation of Shopkeepers"

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

"L'Angleterre est une nation de boutiquiers," were the exact words Napoleon used. In English, "England is a nation of shopkeepers." Napoleon had bor...

Vacation Like a Super Hero - AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON World Tour

Dave Parfitt | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Dave Parfitt

On May 1st Marvel's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON opens in theaters, and with the world order hanging in the balance, the Avengers must stop Ultron from enacting his terrible plans in an action-adventure that unfolds on a global scale.

Did the People of Middles Ages Era England Really Toss Their Feces Out of the Window ?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | Weird News
Quora

The idea that people routinely emptied chamberpots out windows into the street is one of the images of the past that has been taught to generations of school children. It's usually said to have been done in the Middle Ages and it's an image that has stuck with many people, particularly because we find it so disgusting. Unfortunately, like many popular ideas about the Middle Ages, it's largely nonsense.

School Spring Break in London with Kids

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Spring break in America is one week but here in my kids' school in Scotland, they're off for 18 whole days. In the middle of the school year! After getting over the initial culture shock, I realized the only way to survive the long interruption in the school year is to figure out an escape.

Sonia Delaunay at the Tate Modern

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Trisha de Borchgrave

Sonia Delaunay is a beautiful name. Poetically dreamy it is a contemporary cousin to Isadora Duncan and conjures up floating scarves of swirling patterns, though not necessarily of the strangling kind.

The Favorite Hotels of the British Royal Family

Oyster | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel
Oyster

In honor of the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, we've rounded up up the favorite hotels of the British royal family -- from the spot where Kate spent her wedding eve, to the Queen's go-to Caribbean getaway.

Finding Neverland: Family-friendly

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If Finding Neverland isn't a brilliant musical, it's still an entertaining one, using all sorts of stage legerdemain to entrance an audience looking for good old-fashioned Broadway magic.

South Africa: A Nation at War With Itself

Alex Matthews | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Alex Matthews

Returning to a city you once lived in (and loved living in) is a bit like spending time with an erstwhile lover with whom you parted amicably. There is so much that still connects you, that remains feels familiar; and yet the encounter is fleeting.

Bloomberg's London

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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A Case of Cis Regret

Lola Olson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Lola Olson

I was actually born with a body that matched my agender identity. I didn't make sex hormones. But I was bullied so viciously for looking androgynous, I chose to be "normal." And now I have cis regret.

Study Abroad: It's Not All Black and White

Jordyn Holman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices
Jordyn Holman

Though an unprecedented amount of American student are choosing to study abroad today, the number of minority students involved in study programs is not rising proportionately. Minority students make up a small percentage of people who decide to study abroad.

Billboards Reflect Push To Prioritize Affordable Housing In London

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact

Living in London is getting more and more expensive, and those most affected by the increasing costs are raising their voices for the whole city to he...

British Couple Wins Lottery For Second Time In 2 Years

The Associated Press | Posted 04.02.2015 | Good News

LONDON (AP) - A couple from northern England has defied the odds - again - by winning a million pounds ($1.5 million) in the lottery for a second time...

Coming to Los Angeles: Labyrinth

Steven Denlinger | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

The novella 'Coming to Los Angeles' continues as a serial this week. Chapter 1: Labyrinth IN THE FALL OF 1998, I was teaching in the North Canton C...

Punta Diamante: Mexico's New Kid on the Beach

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

It's 1976, and eccentric (to put it mildly) billionaire Howard Hughes is on the move again. This time - after a decade of penthouse hopping between th...

Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 05.30.2015 | TV
Trisha de Borchgrave

It appears that a fun and flush television program, rather than the mental fragility of a successful presenter, takes precedence among a public that, in supporting his unacceptable behavior, is doing no favors for the object of their support.

10 Amazing Day Trips You Can Take From London

College Tourist | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Studying abroad in London is great: there are an infinite number of possibilities in such a massive city. It can be amazing but it can also be overwhelming, and sometimes you just need to get out of the city for a day.

A Wonderful Painting by Robert Motherwell in a Very Pretentious Setting

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 05.24.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

Everything about this show is pretentious. Upon arrival, the visitor faces a huge white cube that when closely inspected reveals two clearly differentiated sectors: one where the bricks of the wall were not evened and another one where they were.

This Skyscraper Has No Shadow

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.16.2015 | Science

Tall buildings can be beautiful, but the big gloomy shadows they cast can leave urban centers starved of sunlight. Now a London-based architecture...

Hybrid War: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

A real revolution in military affairs for the United States is urgently needed. And that revolution must start with the civilian side of the government, not the Pentagon.

45 Park Lane London: LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World

LuxEco Living | Posted 05.08.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

Young and contemporary! An art form in design. Luxury with a capital L. Superb service that raises the bar in terms of European style.

Paris's Fashion Foodie: Jonathan Liang (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 05.09.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

Paris-based Jonathan Liang is the creative director of both his namesake label and as of last year, also of Malaysian brand Dude and the Duchess. Calling the Malaysia-born a workaholic would certainly be an understatement.