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The Cloyne Queen of Coping

Sarah Barness | Posted 07.31.2013 | College
Sarah Barness

It wasn't until late into my first semester at UC Berkeley that I found the thing that would simultaneously scare me shitless, and define my entire college career -- Cloyne Court Hotel.

World's Prettiest Castles

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.06.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Gone are the days of kings and queens ruling the populace from on high (in most of the world, anyway). But while many monarchs have fallen, their pala...

LOOK: $45 Million Versailles Look-Alike To Be Built On Kennedy Estate

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.07.2013 | DC

A gigantic mansion fit for a queen, or a lawsuit, is getting its second story. With a Kennedy. Last we heard, litigious neighbors had derailed plan...

My Miami: Björk Meets Celia Cruz

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 01.25.2013 | Miami

If neon light magically shifted form to become music, it would sounds like Afrobeta -- Miami's infectious electro pop duo Christy "Cuci" Amador and To...

Insider Tips For Moscow Trips

TravelSort | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel

Moscow is one of the largest cities that may still, in the minds of many Westerners, seem to qualify as "adventure travel" thanks to a mountain of bad press. Here are some tips that will make your journey more fun -- and less of the wrong kind of "adventure."

LOOK: You Can Buy This Castle But You Can't Live In It

Posted 09.18.2012 | DC

Most people expect if they're spending $9,000,000 on a seven-bedroom castle with a glass elevator and an indoor pool, they'll get to live in it. Or at...

Revolutionary Girls

Susan J. Napier | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

Why would a series set in 18th century France appeal so widely to Japanese and Western audiences in the 20th century? The answer is actually quite easy: Rose of Versailles is unprecedented in many ways among the manga and anime of that time.

Movie Review: The Queen of Versailles

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Schadenfreude is a tempting thing. That's particularly true when dealing with characters like the ones at the center of Lauren Greenfield's stunning documentary, The Queen of Versailles.

PHOTOS: 25 European Travel Ideas For Summer 2012

Viator | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel

It is the perfect summer to head to Europe.

Construction Stalled For Biggest House In America

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.16.2012 | Money

All it takes it 90,000 square-feet, 45-foot ceilings, and doors and window frames with $4 million price tags to build the biggest house in America. ...

The Bastille Topples While a Servant Girl Lusts for the Queen

Erica Abeel | Posted 09.14.2012 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

In Jacquot's reading, the sexual intrigue in this court is woman to woman. Sidonie's watchful devotion is seeded with envy over the queen's homoerotic attachment to Gabrielle de Polignac (Virginie Ledoyen whom Jacquot brought to stardom in A Single Girl).

PHOTOS: Commuter Train Designed In Homage To Versailles

Posted 07.10.2012 | Travel

A commuter train in Paris has gotten a bit of a face the effect of the Palace of Versailles. A train on the RER running from Versailles t...

Fiat Lux, Willard!

William Bradley | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Is Romney really saying that the shutdown Solyndra plant is an aesthetic masterpiece, one of the greatest places in the world? Yeah, probably not.

Suburban Chateau Builder: 'This House Will Be Built'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Score one for the rich, litigious neighbors. Remember the lawsuit over the 25,424-square-foot mansion called "Le Chateau de Lumiere,"...

Giant Virginia House Upsets Rich Neighbors

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Let them eat popcorn. Marie Antoinette would be proud: The Northern Virginia palace modeled on Versailles will have a movie theater -...

Sell A House, Get A Benz

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Sell a mansion. Get a Benz. That's at least the deal that one homeowner is offering. Ken Jenkins of Powhatan County, Virginia is offering a brand ...

PHOTOS: Attending A Performance At Versailles

Edward Schneider | Posted 05.20.2012 | Travel
Edward Schneider

If you want to get a good sense of a historic theater at work, you ought to see a performance rather than signing up for the half-hour tour.

PHOTOS: The World's Most Stunning Castles

JustLuxe | Posted 05.12.2012 | Travel

Take a trip around the globe to see some of the world's most beautiful, real life castles. From Slovakia to Thailand, these stunning palaces have stoo...

The Need to Obsess

Kirsten Chilstrom | Posted 04.02.2012 | Style
Kirsten Chilstrom

Every so often, I discover something new which excites me, which triggers an oft-unexpected burst of physiological euphoria, and I choose to get drunk on it.

Julee Wilson

Film On Iconic Black Models In The Works | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Black Voices

It's been almost 40 years since the legendary Versailles models of 1973 shocked the world with their style and beauty--and put American fashion on the...

Sarkozy Accused of Cronyism After Versailles Appointment

Posted 12.02.2011 | Arts

As one of France's foremost tourist attractions, the Palace of Versailles is subject to careful scrutiny; it comes as no surprise that French Presiden...

Marie-Antoinette Meets Vivienne Westwood: The 18th Century Back in Fashion at Versailles

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Vivienne Westwood brings back brazen courtesans, fashionable Belles are corseted by Azzedine Alaia and Christian Lacroix drapes his queens with brocades lavishly gleaming with gemstones.

Malkovich's Operatic Swagger: Mozart At Versailles And More

Laurence Vittes | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

New York Knights aka Beethovenhead? Saturday, June 18, 7 pm Trinity Church, Southport Summer Music Festival When Trinity Church's choirs and soloists...

HuffPost Review: Midnight in Paris

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's a strain of magical realism that runs through the filmography of Woody Allen that pops up -- and delightfully so -- in his newest film, Midnight in Paris.

Versailles Welcomes Wiki-Geek in Residence

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Though there was none of the pomp and circumstance associated with the Sun King, Monday was nevertheless a historic day for the Château de Versailles...