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Auvergne, the Rustic Heart of France

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Central Moulins and its distinctive clock tower Once an area of great volcanic activity, now the central French region of Auvergne presents a tranquil...

One of the Most Successful Women in the History of Art Finally Receives Retrospective

MutualArt | Posted 03.19.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Marie Antoinette with a Rose, 1783, oil on canvas, 116.8 x 88.9 cm. Lynda and Stuart Resnick. The Indomitable Spirit ...

Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist of the French Revolution

Kim Dramer | Posted 02.15.2016 | Arts
Kim Dramer

Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France, an exhibition now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a long-overdue retrospective of the artist known as France's last great portraitist.

Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France

Susan Jaques | Posted 02.15.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

"Only in painting have I found happiness," Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun confided at the end of her long, prolific career. Though Vigée Le Brun's ...

One Percenters Stuff Their Pumpkin Pie Holes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Working Americans haven't seen a real raise in 35 years. Meanwhile, every year, their health care costs rise. Their employers eliminate pensions. And their kids struggle with rising college tuition and debt. By contrast, on the other side of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the richest 1 percent are supersizing their feasts.

These Unlikely Heroes Are...Wait for It...The World's Top Fact-Checkers

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

Ladies and gentlemen (or to avoid being gender-specific) members of The American Copy-Editors and Fact-Checkers Guild: It is my pleasure to welcome each one of you and, of course, "you" in the plural sense, to this evening's Hall of Fame Banquet.

Stages Repertory Theatre: The Glitz and Glamour of Theatrical Fundraising

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.09.2015 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

Perhaps theater has always been an idea whose best moment is yet to come. I mean, there must be something maddening about the year-in, year-out program model that regional theaters must bear in order to do their work.

Playfully Sensual Rococo Portraits Captured In-Studio with Thousands of Real Flowers (NSFW)

DL Cade | Posted 04.12.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

In a photography world increasingly prone to "fixing it in post," Alexia Sinclair stands as a beacon to the hardworking artist who accepts nothing sho...

Versailles: Gold & Marble Dappled by Death

Frank Browning | Posted 03.08.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

The package of the two--Arras and Versailles--makes an intense voyage into the elegance and the horror that saw the withering of royal empires succeeded by mechanistic modernism.

Meatless Monday: It's Bastille Day -- Viva La Revolution

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Let's take to the streets, take to our kitchens, take back the food we eat. Pass on processed food and buy from farmers who grow our produce responsibly. And -- mon dieu -- let's learn how to prepare it.

Sweet Cuisine, a New Restaurant in Paris Opens for Just Desserts

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.17.2014 | Taste
Sidonie Sawyer

Some people say it's better to eat dessert first, or risk otherwise being too full by the end of the meal to even try one. This entirely new concept restaurant is solving your problem, here you only order desserts.

Channeling Marie Antoinette to Describe U.S. Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

You can say, and even believe, that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world if, as I did for many years, you associate only with other folks who share the same world view as you do and if you watch, read and listen to the media that reinforce your preconceived notions.

These Movies Will Make You Hungry

Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment

It's doubtful anyone needs help working up an appetite for Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean a feast for the eyes is off the pre-holiday table. In f...

Why I Love Talkbacks and Why You Should Too

Cara Joy David | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

There are those who think poorly of talkbacks. They think theater, in many ways an ephemeral art, is to be experienced, not analyzed. This is the same argument made by those who think you shouldn't hold poetry interpretation classes.

Something for a Queen and the Rest of Us

Carmen Pelaez | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
Carmen Pelaez

The production is representational and simple and at the same time as modern as it is traditional. Everything from balls, to carriage rides, to angry mobs are brought to breathtaking life through a sound scape, a lighting scheme or a glance.

On the Culture Front: Celebrity Charades, Arguendo, All the Way, Eric Bogosian and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Cranston, just off of Breaking Bad relishes the duality of character. While there aren't many connections to draw between Walter White and Lyndon Johnson, both are tenacious in their pursuit of creating a meth empire and a more just society respectively.

Dressed to Die For: Mary-Louise Parker in The Snow Geese, Trudie Styler in an Anglo-Irish The Seagull, Marin Ireland in Marie Antoinette

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In Sharr White's new play The Snow Geese at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, Mary-Louise Parker as Elizabeth wears black, in mourning for her dead husb...

First Nighter: Lee's "Luce" No Loser; Adjmi's "Marie Antoinette" Loses Its Head

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Several years before JC Lee's stinging play Luce, at the Claire Tow, begins, Amy (Marin Hinkle) and Peter (Neal Huff) adopted a child from the Congo w...

Theater Review: New Musical Madame Infamy Sheds Fascinating Insights on Three Historical Figures

Frank Roberts | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Frank Roberts

Madame Infamy follows the lives of three extraordinary women who lived during the same historical period but whose stories have never before been told in relationship to one another: Sally Hemings, Marie Antoinette and Madame Marie Tussaud

Classic Films Booed At Cannes

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment

The often persnickety audiences at the Cannes Film Festival are so legendary that the Brooklyn Academy of Music has devoted an entire series to their ...

Obama Must Lead

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

There was no excuse for the president to shout from the rooftops about the dangers of sequester while not doing a thing to prevent it. Americans need jobs, not spin, and leaders, not photo ops.

The Most Inspiring Movie Sets Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 01.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

Which is your favorite?

Mitt Romney: The Empty Suit Clueless About the Empty Chair

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Billy Koehler died on March 7, 2009, for lack of health insurance. Mitt Romney said on October 10, 2012, that's impossible.

Mitt's Antoinette Problem

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Mitt Romney and Marie Antoinette stand for the adoration of the privileged few who prosper from great nations and a condescension toward the many who make great nations, whom Romney should salute and not insult.

If Historical Figures Had Posted on Facebook...

John Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Napoleon: Hey guys, has anyone ever been to Elba?