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Not Pitying the Nation

Yara Zgheib | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Yara Zgheib

On the 17th of July 1791, at the height of the French Revolution, the country's National Assembly decreed that Louis XVI would remain king of France under a constitutional monarchy.

Adieu to the Love-Locks of Paris

Michael Saint James | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Michael Saint James

Unlocking love in the City of Love. On June 1, 2015 the city of Paris began removing the 45 tons of love-locks from the bridges over the Seine river....

How Travel Makes Us Richer

K. Ford K. | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
K. Ford K.

On our way to Florence, we find the five tiny, fishing villages known as Cinque Terre. The houses are built into the sheer rocks and cliffs with thousands of terraces of grapes and olives beyond. It's a magical, colorful place, a good place to rest.

15 Liberating Ways to Experience Paris: A Walking Tour for the August 25 Anniversary of its Liberation

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
Meg Waite Clayton

The city's liberation on August 25, 1944 is widely considered the most romantic moment of the war. This short walking tour will visit the highlight moments of the liberation. You might stop along the route for some deliciously reviving French chocolate.

Leaving Behind The Paris I Knew And Loved In 1939

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

n the Europe of the 1920s and 1930s, child rearing conventions were centered on not 'spoiling' the children with affection and freedom. We were never kissed nor told we were loved. I shook hands with my parents and curtsied when greeting adults. Respectful, quiet, and obedient.

Americans Take Down Gunman On High-Speed Train In France

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

PARIS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A machine gun-toting attacker wounded three people on a high-speed train in France on Friday before being overpowered by pa...

Afropunk Festival Takes Over the World

Lauri Lyons | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Lauri Lyons

If you haven't noticed, there is a cultural shift taking place in America, and across the globe. The shift is loud, colorful, disruptive, and at times entertaining. Afropunk, the international music festival and community, is part of the alternative cultural shift.

Thousands Of Kids In Need Get Special Summer Trip To Paris

AP | Sally Lauckner | Posted 08.19.2015 | Good News

PARIS (AP) — Paris takes in billions of euros each year from tourists, but the international vacation destination welcomed thousands of special ...

Mercedes E400 Cabriolet Takes Dallas

Rita Cook | Posted 08.19.2015 | Travel
Rita Cook

In an ongoing quest for the ultimate luxury driving experience the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class takes center stage. I had the 2015 Mercedes Benz E400 Cabriolet to play with for a week in Dallas and this one definitely exemplifies what an elegant piece of metal should look and feel like.

The Time for Feeling Powerless in the Face of Climate Chaos Is Over

May Boeve | Posted 08.17.2015 | Green
May Boeve

2015 is on track to be the hottest year in recorded history, and this December hundreds of world governments will meet in Paris to try to strike a global climate agreement. It will be the biggest gathering of its kind since 2009, and it's potentially a big deal for our global movement.

What It Was Like To Grow Up In Paris In The 1920s

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

When my grandmother called my father to say that a redheaded girl had been born, he just hung up, disappointed. He had hoped for a boy. My mother called me Natasha after her favorite character in Tolstoy's 'War and Peace.'

European Vacation -- in Philadelphia!

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.16.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Of course it felt a bit like an outpost of the gorgeous museum in Paris -- but without seeming imitative or second best. This museum had its own special grace and logic.

Live Like Royalty -- Even if Only for a Saturday Night

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.16.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Last night, we decided to escape the heat of the city by leaving Paris for the evening, and it worked -- the temperature was actually a bit lower in the countryside, a relief after a hard day's heat wave.

Top 10 Tips for Capturing the Spirit of Paris

College Tourist | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Whilst most of Europe has a reputation for being well-dressed, Parisians are especially chic. They effortlessly look like they've stepped off a fashion runway with their neutral and classy wardrobes, so dress to impress while you're there!

The Plaza Athénée Paris: LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World

LuxEco Living | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

What can I say? It was a revelation. Like the opening of a hit play on Broadway. BRAVO! All the grande pompe of its iconic facade and bright, brilliantly RED awnings hang like masts blowing in the wind.

Pro Tips For Paris

Chace Beech | Posted 08.06.2015 | Comedy
Chace Beech

I recently returned from a semester abroad in Paris and had many realizations about the city of love, light, cheese, macaroons, brie, comté, fromage, camembert and baguette, cheese, cheese and cheese. I had lots of expectations about Paris. I had heard lots of cliches. Here are some I found to be somewhat accurate.

Bill Viola: Video Magic

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 08.05.2015 | Arts
Hannah Lamarque

Known affectionately as "the Rembrandt of the video age", artist Bill Viola has more than made his name over the course of his vibrant career. Beginning in the 1970s, Viola attached himself to the video camera whilst it was still in its clunky, analogue phases.

CONGO ART! in Paris

Frank Browning | Posted 08.05.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

There is no bloodier 20th century history than that of the Congo. Against all that gore, how then can we imagine that over the same time frame Congo, or Kongo, persisted as arguably the most brilliant artistic center on the continent?

An Artistic Conversation With Actor Edward Akrout of Mr. Selfridge and Showtime's The Borgias

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Edward Akrout has a big presence in the UK but now he's trickled to the other side of the pond. Off screen, Edward made his debut in the art world this year, showcasing his paintings at Café Royal, and Hoxton in London.

The First Time I Saw Paris

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.08.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

On my first trip to Paris in 1988, I had a long list of things to do and see, and the Louvre was number one on that list. The Mona Lisa! The Winged Victory! The Venus de Milo! I didn't get to the Louvre for days.

Why President Obama's Clean Power Plan Is an Exaggeration

Kyle Ash | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Kyle Ash

While the Clean Power Plan is an important step in federal regulations on climate pollution, it does not reach far enough. On its own, it is depressingly insufficient and unambitious. And in the light of the Obama administration's disastrous desire to expand extraction and export of federal coal, oil and gas, it looks even worse.

Paris in August Is Paradise!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.02.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

No worries, if many small shops, such as local butchers, bakers, cheese and fruit shops are closed for the month, there is never going to be any shortage of food in Paris! After all, we're talking about the capital of good food!

Paris Restaurants: Vegetarian Edition

Heather Keleher | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel
Heather Keleher

Of all the wonders that French cooking is known for - fish, fowl, and foie - vegetarian options can often be difficult to find on the typical Parisian menu.

An Appetizer Sure To Dazzle Even The Most Hard-To-Please Guests

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

On the right, clad in funky turquoise shoes, is my special friend, Tawny. The friend I met in first grade, long before boobs, braces and boyfriends. But she's not the best date in the world. How could she be? We are both happily married. So she may not be the best date, but she is the best traveling companion.

Paris Is Getting Its First Skyscraper In 40 Years

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel

The city of lights is about to look a little different.  Previously enforced height restrictions have prevented high rises from altering Paris' s...