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The Best Secret Streets Around the World

Barcelona<p>Few cities in the world boast more delightful narrow, winding alleyways or secret, hidden squares than Barcelona. Here are the ones you …

Paul Mason, Toronto's Fashion Santa, Is the Hot Santa Everyone Is Talking About

Paul Mason may not have a sleigh pulled by reindeer or a workshop filled with elves, but he's still bringing plenty of joy at holiday time. That's because each December, the veteran model becomes "Fashion Santa" at Toronto's Yorkdale shopping center. Unlike most mall Father Christmases, Fashion …

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

Time Management

Philosopher John Gray Believes Humanity's Desire for Freedom Is a Lie

We talked to him about Gnosticism, torture, and the economic crisis.<p>In his new book <i>The Soul of the Marionette</i>, British philosopher John Gray aims to tackle humankind's relationship with freedom. He claims that people don't want more freedom of choice, but rather less, as they can't handle …

Golden Dawn

George RR Martin developing a new HBO series called Captain Cosmos

The new show from the Game of Thrones author will follow a science fiction writer in 1949<p>George RR Martin, whose best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire novels inspired the HBO fantasy series <b>Game of Thrones</b>, is developing a new television series with the network.<p>Titled Captain Cosmos, the new show will …

10 of the best ancient ruins … that you’ve probably never heard of

Done Pompeii, Ephesus and Angkor and still thirsting after archeological marvels? The founder of Timeless Travels magazine recommends 10 less well-known sites that can usually be savoured without the crowds<p>Koh Ker, Cambodia<p>Lost to forest and abandoned for over a thousand years, you’ll find this …

“We should recognize that there are other imperialisms”: A Marxist dissident explains what the left gets wrong about Russia

Socialist activist Ilya Budraitkis tells Salon that it’s time to abandon illusions about Putin’s Russia<p>Russia today is not as depicted on Russia Today, the English-language news network established by the Russian government in 2005 that paints a capitalist state led by a right-wing nationalist in …

Czech president bans US ambassador from Prague castle

Milos Zeman says he has "closed the door" of the castle to Ambassador Andrew Schapiro in row over Ukraine<p>The US ambassador to the <b>Czech Republic</b> has been banned from Prague Castle, the official residence of the country's president, in a row over Ukraine.<p>President Milos Zeman said he had "closed the …

The Ferris Wheel Kids

Project info<p>Louis and Jan have always lived the carnival life. They travel from fairground to fairground with their Ferris wheel, living life in constant motion. This portrait series examines life between wheels, the family unit and the unshakeable bonds of brotherly love.<p>This is the beginning of a …

Kids

You Haven't Done Greece Till You've Been to These 7 Islands

The Greek islands I hear so many people speak of—laconic beaches, party towns and small villages populated by idyllic whitewashed buildings—are not exactly the islands I know. When I was a kid, I rafted down Peloponnesian rivers, snorkeled in the Ionian Sea, and once camped with my family for 39 …

European Travel

Intact Ottoman 'war camel' found in Austrian cellar

<b>A complete camel skeleton dug up from a 17th-century Austrian cellar shows tell-tale signs that it was a valuable riding animal in the Ottoman army.</b><p>It was probably left behind or traded in the town of Tulln following the Ottoman siege of nearby Vienna in 1683.<p>DNA analysis shows that the beast - the …

Intent of Russian military aircraft near U.S. shores remains unclear

The air is frigid and the wind is howling as Air Force Col. Frank Flores lifts a pair of foot-long binoculars and studies a hazy dot about 50 miles west across the Bering Strait.<p>"That's the mainland there," he shouts above the gusts.<p>It's Siberia, part of Russia, on the Asian mainland.<p>Named for an …

Military

The 20 Best-Selling Albums in History

What albums are most beloved by Americans? If we're talking quantitatively, it's a virtual tie between <i>Eagles Greatest Hits</i> and <i>Thriller</i>. According to …

Garth Brooks

A Quick Introduction to Shooting with a Tilt-Shift Lens

A while back I got my hands on my first tilt-shift lens. Since then I have carried it with me nearly every day, grocery shopping and subway riding – …

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23 Cute Animals Who Just Want You To Have A Nice Monday

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OG Jacques Pépin Celebrates 80 Years With 80 Cakes

Legendary chef, TV personality, and cookbook author <b>Jacques Pépin</b> turns 80 this year. To celebrate his entry into octogenarianism, the International Association of Culinary Professionals honored Pépin at its annual conference in Washington, D.C. yesterday with a staggering <b>80 birthday cakes</b>.<p>Big names …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Men's Fashion

Anglo-Saxon hall found in Kent is 'tip of the iceberg'

An Anglo-Saxon feasting hall unearthed beneath a village green in Kent could represent the "tip of the iceberg", according to archaeologists who believe it lies amid an entire complex of ancient buildings.<p>The rare 7th to 9th century hall, which would have accommodated up to 60 people during royal …

Archaeology