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Eli Roth Nearly Burned To A Crisp On The Set Of 'Inglourious Basterds'

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.02.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Quentin Tarantino films have a distinctive style, most recognizably characterized by a crazy amount blood and guts. In one of the more memorable scene...

Most Travelers Don't Know That These 6 Hotel Upgrades Are Actually Worth the Cost

Oyster | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel
Oyster

A real deal can be found in the occasional gem of an upgrade. We plugged in August dates and found six hotel rooms where the upgrade from one room type to the one directly above it is well worth the indulgence.

Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

America's Zero Emissions Imperative

Tom Weis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

To be clear, we are not suggesting ending the use of fossil fuels tomorrow. Decarbonizing our industries, homes, transportation, power generation and food production will take time. But we must make this transition as quickly as humanly possible.

My Top 5 Art Museums to Visit While in Paris

Heather Keleher | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Heather Keleher

Art plays an integral role in my life - and my travels. When traveling, an art museum (or series of them) holds a crucial importance to me second only to food.

To Courtney, With Love

Philip Kyle | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Philip Kyle

In the last few days, you have become an icon in France. Sure, you were already an icon: you are passionate, unconventional, and provocative. We, the French, like to think of ourselves as all of that, and more.

I Am Addicted to Goodwill

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.28.2015 | Style
Sidonie Sawyer

When I moved to the United States, I discovered a gold mine. Several in fact. I was in awe of my revelations -- I could not believe my eyes!

Ireland's Call to the Soul With a Nissan Qashqai for Hidden Surprises

Rita Cook | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Rita Cook

Whether you're a newbie to Ireland or going back for a second visit, the country is on most folks' top 10 list because it seems to call to some sort of the unconscious part of the soul. Indeed, it is the land of enchantment, perhaps a bit like Dorothy's Oz.

French Actress Marie Mouté is a New Yorker!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

French actress Marie Mouté. Photographer: Diana Ragland, Makeup: Agostina, Hair: Candace Bossendorfer, Wardrobe: Jordan Grossman. Marie's Website M...

Christophe Debon: One Of The Best Street Photographers Of Our Time

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Christophe Debon Few photographers (dead or alive) make me jealous. Christophe Debon is an exception. I am terribly jealous of h...

Flying High... Then and Now

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Joan Z. Shore

Once upon a time, many years ago, it was a pleasure and an adventure to fly. We actually got dressed up -- men in suits and ties; women in dresses and high heels, perhaps a fur coat and hat.

The Magnificent Leftovers of the Roman Empire in France.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The Romans were master architects. We know that, we have many tangible testaments left to prove it. Their structures still stand sometimes intact in various spots in Europe.

Was Intra Bank's Fall A Prelude to Lebanon's Downfall?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Forget local history books that don't fully account for a civil war and other setbacks that ruined the country and follow the money in Lebanon's tortuous slide from "Switzerland of the Middle East" to dysfunctional entity par excellence.

Do's and Don'ts According to Parisian Principles, and Other Little Things to Know so You Don't Make an Ass of Yourself, Part Two

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

On the food subject, when ordering in a restaurant, be aware that the first course is called entrée; the main dish is le plat principal, and the dessert is le déssert; so when in America, you see the word entrée as the main dish, it's just simply wrong.

French Police Detain 6-Year-Old Girl For 3 Days In ID Mistake

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — Paris airport police held a 6-year-old French girl for three days on suspicion she had a fake passport — until a judge ordered her re...

Paris on Your Radar: Visit the City of Lights

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Jeryl Brunner

The culinary scene is expanding in unique ways. Food trucks owned by top chefs are a new phenomenon. Also, chefs at fine restaurants are preparing light dishes with local organic products

Do's and Don'ts According to Parisian Principles - Plus Other Little Things to Know so You Don't Make an Ass of Yourself. Part One.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Chances are you will look like tourists. Americans in Paris often take their country with them in small but perceptible ways, sometimes laughable, sometimes quite embarrassing. Allow me to point out here a few things to help you navigate in a new city, and save you from sometimes ruining your day, if not your stay.

Paris: The Good, the Bad, and the Crazy

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Joan Z. Shore

So you want to visit Paris? You were here 40 years ago as an exchange student. Or you were here 30 years ago on your honeymoon. Or 15 years ago on your second honeymoon.

10 Crazy Expensive Hotels With Rates That Will Blow Your Mind

Oyster | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Last week, we gave you the low down on just how low hotel rates can go. And we pleasantly discovered they can get quite low; all 10 properties that made our "cheapest hotels" list cost $22/night or less!

I've Died and Gone to Heaven and It's Called Air France Business Class

Christine Blackburn | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Christine Blackburn

The facial massage is what really did it for me. Not the seat in the Air France business class cabin that reclined flat, not the champagne that flowed...

Why Would a Parisian Try an Airbnb in Paris?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Paris in the almost-spring. For this past trip home to Paris, we decided to try renting an apartment, since too many of us would be visiting my eldes...

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

36 Unknown European Art Havens Every Traveler Should Visit This Summer

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts

For certain American populations, the beginning of June signals trans-Atlantic travel, and no group is more infamous in this regard than the American ...

One Man's Passion: Reuniting Paris Bridge's 'Love Locks' With Owners

TODAY.com | Eun Kyung Kim | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Read More: Paris, World News

Phileas Le cléateur has the key to love. Actually, he owns dozens of them. ...

Eric's Bogosian's Operation Nemesis: Can a Genocide Ever Truly be Avenged?

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.02.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

If you had to write a really brief elevator pitch for Eric Bogosian's riveting new historical memoir Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide, it might go something like this: John Le Carré meets James Bond meets Murder on the Orient Express.