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Where to Drink Like Hemingway: A Tour of the World's Best Literary Bars

From Dorothy Parker and her ‘vicious circle’ to the bar where Hunter S. Thompson sank tequila, take a seat at the bar of these writerly booze palaces.<p>…

Literature

The 25 greatest British novels

BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled 82 book critics from outside the UK, to pick Britain’s best novels ever – this is what some had to say about the top choices.<p>What are the greatest British novels ever written? In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture contributor Jane …

Literature

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What Americans thought of Jewish refugees on the eve of World War II

The results of the poll illustrated above by the useful Twitter account @HistOpinion were published in the pages of Fortune magazine in July 1938. Fewer than 5 percent of Americans surveyed at the time believed that the United States should raise its immigration quotas or encourage political …

North Africa

Dinner Tonight: Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Sometimes, a dish comes along that uses all the delicious ingredients we <i>say</i> we're going to use less of. Things like <b>cream, butter, white wine, and cheese.</b> You know, the ones our cooking idols always encourage using in heaping tablespoons? (After all, when Julia Child calls for more butter, you add …

Italian Food

You Can't Be Rational If You Are Not Emotional (11.1)

<i>"The heart has reasons that reason knows nothing about." -- Pascal</i><p>You can't be rational if you are too emotional. But you can't be rational if you are not emotional.<p>When you are too emotional, you don't want to do what you know is best. Think of times you've succumbed to temptation and, against …

Louise Roe reveals her top tips for the perfect glowing complexion

Drink this juice and you will have clear skin in just FOUR DAYS: Beauty and style guru Louise Roe reveals her top tips for the perfect glowing …

Skin Care

8 Chocolatey Desserts for When You Don't Feel Like Apple Pie

Despite all the talk of apples and pecans and pumpkins, all we really want is chocolate (and we're not going to apologize!).<p>From baker Yossy Arefi (who is known for her fruit desserts but clearly knows what to do with cocoa), here are 8 ways to eat chocolate—which is timeless and classic and <i>always</i> …

Dessert

The stunning cities you need to see in your lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we’re big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure—and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts—so …

How to buy wine: look for specific words on the label, not cute design

My mother drilled into me that I should never judge a book by its cover. Yet, when I go home to visit, I’m likely to find a handful of mass-market wines with cute labels (looking at you, Ménage à Trois) mouldering in our basement.<p>Wine is, at least as much as books are, all about what’s in the …

Alcohol

How to Drink Espresso Like an Italian

A Roman institution since 1938, Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè brews 2,000 cups of espresso a day. Co-owner Roberto Ricci shows us how to fit in with the …

17 Surprising Things About Parenting in Spain

This week’s Motherhood Around the World interview features Adrienne, a freelance writer who lives in Madrid with her partner Juan Carlos and …

These Are the 10 Best Cities to Visit Around the World

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A senior administration official just acknowledged a dark reality between the US and Iran in Iraq

Iranian-backed Shiite militia groups are now sharing a military base with US military personnel in Iraq's Anbar province, Josh Rogin and Eli Lake of Bloomberg View report.<p>The Shiite militia groups are overseen by Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who is a former commander of Iraqi Hezbollah and a close ally …

This Carmelite Brother escaped Muslim soldiers by singing about Jesus

As a tall, lanky redhead born and raised in Colorado, 34 year-old Brother David Johnson definitely sticks out in Syria, the Middle Eastern country …