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The Mystery of the Missing Husband

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.04.2013 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

The story will especially resonate with many Jewish women who continue to suffer the shame and guilt of being agunot, and who, like Juliet, are left afloat in their quest to grapple with their identity.

A London Sojourn

Daniel Asia | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I lived in London over 25 years ago as a young composer. During my two years there I attended a couple of concerts a week which gave me a good sense of the English musical landscape, attended some theatre, and got to know at least parts of the city well.

Dr. Johnson's London: Book Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Peter Clothier

Why read about 18-century London? It's an instructive read for those bothered by poverty and injustice. Though social conditions for the many have surely improved, the roots of the problems are remarkably and troublingly the same.

Meet The Car-Frying Skyscraper

Reuters | Tom Bill | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

By Tom Bill LONDON (Reuters) - The developers of a London skyscraper that reflects sunlight at such intense levels that it warped panel...

Climate Change This Week: Greenland Mega-Canyon, Acid Ocean Amps, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.02.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Greenland Mega Canyon Helps Hasten Melt reports Bryan Kahn at Climate Central. Under more than a mile of ice lies this newly discovered canyon, which ...

Escape From Notting Hill -- A London Staycation Adventure

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 10.31.2013 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

Despite the local multicultural traditions that the annual Notting Hill Carnival upholds and its aim of fostering community, many residents experience the raucous event like the prospect of an out-of-control party, and pack up their bags, leave, and brace themselves for the worst.

Eat Royally in London -- For a Few Pounds Less!

Greg Garrett | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
Greg Garrett

No mushy sandwiches, no musty curries, no greasy fish and chips. With a little planning, your London dining can and should be at least the equal of your shopping, museum, or business highlights.

Why Bashar Has the Upper Hand?

Claude Salhani | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

One would assume that Syrian President Bashar Assad would be worried. Well he doesn't seem to be too worried. Why? Why should he? It is the United States and its allies that need to worry. And let me tell you why.

Exhibition: I Dreamt in the City

Lydia Hughes | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts
Lydia Hughes

A reach out to anyone who has lived through the solitude a concrete jungle deals its city-makers, artist Francisco Centofanti materializes the relentless sense of loneliness felt within a cityscape, when one might not necessarily be physically alone.

London's Most Famous Bridges

Architectural Digest | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
Architectural Digest

Today there are more than 30 bridges that weave a tapestry across the Thames, each created in response to industrialization, various monarchies, and the capital city's explosive growth.

In Which Mode Is Obama at His Worst, Ultra-PC or Anti-PC?

William Bradley | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

One of the oddest aspects of Barack Obama's presidency is its sometimes quite strange mix of the ultra-politically correct and the anti-politically correct. They've led to some of the most crashingly boneheaded things this White House has done.

4 London Tours You Don't Already Know About

Adam Groffman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Adam Groffman

In a city as diverse and expansive as London, there's no shortage of things to do when visiting. But if you want to explore the city beyond Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, there are any number of tours that delve a bit deeper into London's unique and interesting history.

Your Next Dystopian Obsession? Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Holly Cara Price

She's 22 and a recent graduate of Oxford University and her debut novel is the flagship of a seven-book series quickly snapped up by the august publis...

Books for Our Times: Capital by John Lanchester (a Novel)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Carla Seaquist

To understand the motivation of the financial types who brought down the economy in 2008, where better to go than the novel? Nonfiction gives us facts and their fallout, but novels (and plays) probe motivation.

Threat Threshold

Darryl Woodard | Posted 08.15.2013 | World
Darryl Woodard

From recently over a week ago, the unthinkable was feared to be possible once more. And as inconvenient that possibility may be, in this new era such ...

Katie Scott - Body of Work (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Crane.tv

Katie Scott came to fore by way of a cover art and poster commission by British band Bombay Bicycle Club. As a result, her work - strongly influence...

The Journey of a Fashion Illustrator

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
Brandice N. Daniel

As a child, Kris was a patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where she was treated for a blood disorder, Hereditary Elliptocytosis. During this time at the hospital, Kris drew everything from her visitors, the nurses and the things that spun from her imagination.

Hilarious and Genuine Foursquare Reviews of the World's Best* Airport Restaurants

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Could the world's most popular airport restaurant be a southern-and-sushi joint in the world's busiest hub?

Iconic Street Clogged With Beatles Fans As 'Abbey Road' Anniversary Approaches

Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment

As the 44th anniversary of the Beatles' "Abbey Road" approaches, fans of the beloved British band are descending in droves to the eponymous London str...

More Proof It Doesn't Pay To Be An Underling In Banking

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

As usual, it does not pay to be one of the little guys in banking. U.S. authorities are reportedly hot on the trail of a couple of former JPMorgan ...

Boycotting the Winter Olympics Isn't Enough

Eden Walker | Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Eden Walker

With the failure of governments to act in the name of the voters in anything other than war and death it's up to the LGBT community to take action on our own, we have to stoke this fire and fan the flames until people do listen.

Putin Is 'Czar Of Homophobia,' Say London Protesters

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2013 | Gay Voices

By Costas Pitas LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people protested in London on Saturday against a Russian anti-gay propaganda la...

Geography: The Latest Front in the Class War

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

At the heart of today's political gridlock is a sense of disconnect. Too many Americans feel disconnected from their government, their economy, and even their fellow citizens.

Has Syria's Famous Brocade Survived?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It dawned on me that period piece attire worn in popular Arabic TV serials resembles the elaborate and beautiful brocade designs I used to see in the ...

Report: Ex-JPMorgan Employees To Be Arrested Over 'London Whale' Scandal

Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

Two former JPMorgan Chase employees are expected to be arrested for their role in the so-called "London Whale" scandal that lost the bank roughly $6.2...