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Miami Art, Not Miami Vice, Attracts Aficionados

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.19.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Two people walk into a bar...and find an exquisite Sir Henry Moore marble sculpture mounted on a pedestal in a fountain adorning a five-star hotel lob...

Around the World in 8 Stunning Sunsets

The Outbound Collective | Posted 04.17.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

There are sunsets... and then there are sunsets. This collection of adventurous destinations is the latter. We hope that you get a chance to go out and experience views like these for yourself.

San Francisco's Bicycle Day 2015 With Alex and Allyson Grey

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.09.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

These are the words of Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann after accidentally going on the world's first acid trip. In 1938, Hofmann began investigating the chemical and pharmacological properties of ergot, a rye fungus.

Solar Impulse -- the Future Is No Longer What It Used to be

Marco Morosini | Posted 04.03.2015 | Science
Marco Morosini

Some icons outlive their origins. A new icon surges these days: the silhouette of Solar Impulse, the immense and majestic aircraft on its way for the first round-the-world solar tour in twelve legs.

The Climate Post: United States, Europe Announce Emissions Reductions Pledges

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The delay in INDC pledges by the vast majority of the world's countries complicates negotiation of a global climate change agreement in Paris in December. The lag will shrink the time that other countries have to assess whether they will meet others' offers, potentially leading to a "last-minute pile-up" like the one that scuttled climate talks in Copenhagen in 2009.

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.

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

'A Hundred Tons of Memory': Orhan Pamuk at Eventi Letterari Monte Verità

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.29.2015 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

During the spellbinding evening, Pamuk mentioned that he does not really believe in utopias in general, and said that humanity has created "a hundred tons of memory," but only one hundred grams of utopia.

"Switzerland" At the Geffen Stars a Wondrous Laura Linney!

Jay Weston | Posted 03.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I have visited Switzerland a half-dozen times in my life, mainly to ski and socialize in St. Moritz and to dine at what was once considered the finest restaurant in Europe, therefore the world.

McDonald's $10 Chef-Created Swiss Burger

BurgerBusiness | Posted 03.13.2015 | Taste
BurgerBusiness

McDonald's Corp. said its near-term goal is to "reassert McDonald's as a modern, progressive burger company."

'Utopia and Memory': The Third Eventi Letterari Monte Verità, and a Talk with Joachim Sartorius

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.15.2015 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Orhan Pamuk by Anita Schiffer-Fuchs, image copyright of the photographer In its third edition, the rather new yet ambitious literature festival Even...

12 Things That Successful People Actually Do

Gabriela Mueller Mendoza | Posted 02.27.2015 | Good News
Gabriela Mueller Mendoza

Think about the most successful persons in your own professional field. What are the things they normally do on daily bases that propel their success?

Swexit: How Switzerlands' Prudent Economic Policies Got It Into Trouble

OpedSpace | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
OpedSpace

On January 15, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) shocked international markets by abandoning the 3-year-old exchange rate floor of 1.20 Swiss Franc (CHF) per Euro (EUR). Put simply, this means that the SNB stopped spending billions of Swiss Francs to buy euro-denominated bonds.

Beirut+ TV: Lebanon's Online Animated Satire

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's tough being a satirist amid countless known and invisible threats, but that hasn't deterred Maya Zankoul, Toni Yammine and their merry group from poking fun at all things Lebanese via Beirut+ TV.

The Exceptional Traveler: Saanenland -- Idyllic Pleasures in the Swiss Alps

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

The two-bedroom apartment was located in Saanen and the balcony overlooked a rushing river. By the time we got off the phone, I knew that Geneva was the nearest airport and a connecting train left from within the terminal.

A TEDx Talk Celebrating Scientists and Exploring the Technological Future of Beauty

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

It also discusses the future of beauty as we progress into a more technologically advanced and digital world. Here's the condensed version of the second half of the speech.

A Bad End to a Bad Year

James Zogby | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

On December 17, 2014, representatives of 126 countries who had endorsed the Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (Convention) met at the invitation of the Swiss government and, by consensus, passed a 10 point Declaration.

Switzerland Highights Europe's Huge Immigration Problem

Milton Ezrati | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
Milton Ezrati

Not too long ago, the Swiss voted in a referendum to limit immigration and make it easier to expel foreign-born residents. The specifics of the vote matter less than the sentiment it reflects, in Switzerland and Europe generally, feelings exemplified in an otherwise insignificant incident in the small Swiss city of Nyon.

Iranian Street Art Brothers Icy & Sot Take Over Europe

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New York's adopted street art brothers Icy & Sot have been spreading their wings in Brooklyn for a couple of years since we first interviewed them upo...

A TEDx Talk on Beauty and Life Extension Science

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

What is happening to our species is we are becoming far more than just human. All around us incredible advances in technology are changing and improving us.

A New Spin on Anti-Immigrant Legislation: Swiss Party Proposes Immigration Cap to Limit Consumption

Hazel Guardado | Posted 12.27.2014 | World
Hazel Guardado

While there are many available strategies to prevent overconsumption and high birth rates, the ECOPOP proposal will not be successful in achieving this. Rather, it only serves as a guise for xenophobic immigration restrictions that will divide Switzerland socially and hurt it economically.

What To Do In Switzerland

Alison Chino | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel
Alison Chino

The hotels, shops and restaurants looked as though they had been decorated with cupcake frosting. And behind the buildings, the scene was made complete by the dramatic rise of the mountains, the Swiss Alps.

A Weekend of Great New German Films Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

I chatted with the Director of the Goethe Institut-Los Angeles, Fareed C. Majari, who oversees German Currents to find out more about this unique weekend of film.

The Reason Why Countries Rise and Fall

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Paul Mashegoane

Today's world is going in circles seeking the antidote of growing their countries' economies, not realizing this very fact, which is also the reason why certain countries cannot produce multinational corporations. Politicians are not the solution, they are rather part of the challenge.

11 Spectacular Spots for Fall Foliage

Joy Pecknold | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Summer is a swell season, but throwing on a cozy sweater, pouring some hot cocoa in a travel mug and meandering along a woodland trail lined with trees changing hues isn't so bad either. Hello, Fall. To make the transition easier, park yourself at a property where plenty of nature is on the doorstep -- here 11 spectacular spots for autumn, from New York to Norway.