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First Nighter: Orlandersmith Impressively Goes on 'Forever,' 'A Queen for a Day' Is Crowned

David Finkle | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Even before Dael Orlandersmith begins her monologue Forever at the New York Theatre workshop -- as a follow-up to, among other writings, her acclaimed Yellowman -- there's plenty to look at and even something to do.

I Love Fleas - No, Not That Kind, the Parisian Flea Markets!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Ok, yes, les Puces means the fleas. But how many fleas have you seen in flea markets? Most likely none. In Paris, going daily or weekly to the markets for fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, meat, flowers and all sorts of food is a ritual very cherished, as nothing beats the freshness of farmers' food. Who likes supermarkets?

President Obama Must Confront His Own Climate Denial

Kassie Siegel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Kassie Siegel

Even as President Obama rightly deplores global warming's threats to human well-being and our planet's web of life, his administration is opening up more public lands for dirty fossil fuel production and weakening international efforts to cut planet-warming pollution.

One Photographer Is Capturing The Intrigue Of Watching Strangers Through Their Windows

HuffPost Italy | Talia Lavin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts

Gail Albert Halaban was first inspired to train her artistic gaze through others’ windows during a period of personal tragedy. While her five-year-o...

While EU Stalls, These People Are Saving Migrants' Lives At Sea

HuffPost France | Sara Taleb | Posted 04.28.2015 | World

A series of deadly shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea has claimed the lives of hundreds of migrants who tried to reach Europe from North Africa in th...

Review: An American in Paris

Isa Freeling | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Christopher Wheeldon's elegant new stage production at the Palace Theater of George and Ira Gershwin's An American in Paris is a must-see, however altered from the original 1951 movie version.

Finding the Perfect Apartment in Paris... This One Is a Rare Jewel!

LuxEco Living | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

Can you keep a secret? No seriously. I have discovered a rare jewel in Paris on Avenue Rodin. A home away from home. It felt like we were living in a museum... surrounded by art, literature and fine furnishings.

How, When and Where to Shop for Bargains in Paris

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Every time I return from Paris with a suitcase full of clothes and shoes, my friends marvel at how I can afford to shop in Paris. So let me tell you a few of my little secrets. I am not wealthy and I do not spend tons of money when shopping for my clothes.

5 Lessons From My 40th Birthday in Paris

Michele Corvi | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Michele Corvi

First, let me say, I loved everything there was to love about this romantic city. The people, the energy, the architecture, the fashion, the coffee and croissants, the feel of the air, the sounds in the streets.

A Père-Lachaise Story With Sexual Innuendo

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Jim Morrison. "Here, here, it's here! I found it, watch me waving my arms!" as I finally walked upon the most visited stone head in the world, after ...

On the Art of Living, or a Weekend in Paris

Yara Zgheib | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

It is drizzling. Of course it is. The damp air smells of metro fumes and a hint of Terre d'Hermès as I painfully drag my suitcase up the stairs and onto le boulevard Saint Michel. I look around. Red lipstick stands out against the gray sky.

Theater: City of Lights Musical Smackdown: 'Gigi' vs. 'An American in Paris'

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.19.2015 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Two musicals set in Paris opened on Broadway within four days of each other. Both are shows that began as musicals created for the movies, something almost unheard of today unless you're an animated princess.

Thieves Steal $5.4 Million In Jewels From Woman Stuck In Traffic

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.17.2015 | Crime

You may not like traffic, but you probably don't hate it as much as the Taiwanese art collector whose handbag containing $5.4 million worth of jewels ...

Climate Action Is Our Business Too

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Feike Sijbesma

In order for scientists to continue to develop these non-fossil based alternatives and for business to scale these solutions, we need the right economic incentives. Now, with relatively low oil prices, is an excellent time to introduce a carbon price system.

'An American in Paris': Not the Same Old Song and Dance

Danny Groner | Posted 04.16.2015 | New York
Danny Groner

There's nothing revolutionary about the plot to the show, but it stands apart from others like it thanks to a heightened sense of importance. That's due to the fact that the show is set in Paris after World War II, where there's a spring in people's step for the first time in a long time.

Best Places to Take Kids in Paris

Andrea Poe | Posted 04.16.2015 | Travel
Andrea Poe

When you think of April is Paris, it's probably with romance in mind. But for those of us with children, Paris in April doesn't have to be a wash out. Here are some of the best things to do as a family.

Heritage - Stunning French Wine Bar Comes to Beverly Hills

Jay Weston | Posted 04.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Today's Los Angeles Times has an op-ed headlined "L.A.'s Parched Bar Scene," which opines that the city of Los Angeles makes it very difficult for a neighborhood bar to even get opened.

The New Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris Displays Absolutely Zero Monogrammed Bags.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Louis Vuitton Foundation. My son lamented "Mom, why do we have to go see a place with ugly LV bags and couture clothes?" "Son", I replied, "the Fond...

Paris Bus Stop for Los Angeles?

Ellen Isaacs | Posted 04.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Ellen Isaacs

Nobody discusses bus stops in Los Angeles, much less admires them for their aesthetics. They are just 'there' -- a bench, a bare-bones shelter, or a plain metal post and mounted sign with a painted curb. Imagine instead this paragon of utility and beauty on your street corner.

The Ultimate Guide To Paris In The Springtime

Fodor's | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel

There's more than love in the air this spring in Paris, as the city's top museums and cultural spaces unveil a scintillating roster of new events and ...

These Parisian Apartments Have Views So Stunning, You'll Want To Move ASAP

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.01.2015 | HuffPost Home

Paris may not be the most economically friendly place to live abroad, but there's zero harm in dreaming. The city is a charming collection of secr...

Jill Paice on Heartbreak, Paris, and Having a Ball Playing Milo in an American in Paris

Erika Finn | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Erika Finn

Broadway actress Jill Paice is having the time of her life playing the role of the rich American heiress Milo Davenport in An American in Paris on Broadway.

Explosive Illusions

Frank Browning | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

The sun was up. A weekday. Seemed the perfect moment to cycle over to see the new blockbuster exhibit of Diego Velasquez, the 17th century Spanish master whose works are scarcely known in France.

15 Things NOT To Do In Paris

Fodor's | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel

The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel Tower.

What the Islamic State Is Teaching the West About Social Media

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.23.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Daesh used brutality and fear as a form of seduction, appealing to a sense of individualism while glamorizing death and martyrdom.