Mike Marchant

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What Nightclubs Look Like During The Day (Hint: Not Good)

French nightclubs are Las-Vegas themed affairs, with just as much nudity (and, to an American, a wonderfully alluring Frenchiness) and the requisite palm trees, Grecian columns, and glitzy facades. They trade, to be sure, in juicy sex appeal–at night. In the daytime, not so much.<p>Photographer …

Apps That Will Make You Feel Like a Local Anywhere

Jon Chase, CNTraveler.com<p>Though there's certainly no shame in it, no one likes to feel like a tourist. And unless you're staying with a local (or have made travel research a full-time job), it can be hard to unearth the hidden sites, lesser-known haunts, and authentic flavors of a given city. That …

Tales of Pan Am: You Just Can't Make These Stories Up

Like most people, I love a great story, and most of all, I love a great Pan Am story. I sure heard a lot of them at the recent Pan Am reunion!<p>As usual -- and this applies to employees of all airlines -- when a bunch of Pan Am-ers get together, the stories start coming out. Many of them are …

6 Things I Saw In Eastern Ukraine

<b>Join NPR's London Correspondent Ari Shapiro Monday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, for a live Facebook chat about his reporting in Ukraine.</b><p>I arrived in Kiev a little more than two weeks ago, planning to report a series of features on the echoes of the winter's revolution — from the Maidan …

Search for missing Sherpas suspended as Everest climbers weigh risks

MUMBAI, India — Bill Burke, a 72-year-old mountaineer from Costa Mesa, was making his latest attempt to scale Mt. Everest's northern face when the news came of the deadliest avalanche ever on the world's highest peak.<p>As many as 16 Nepalese mountain guides, all ethnic Sherpas, were killed Friday on …

Search for missing Malaysia jet two-thirds complete as airline reports another scare

As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its tires burst on takeoff.<p>All 159 passengers and seven crew members arrived safely back in …

Massive Operation in Yemen Kills More Than 50 al-Qaeda Operatives in Two Days

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A weekend operation against members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is part of a …

Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for …

Nintendo's Original Game Boy Turns 25

On April 21, 1989, Nintendo released the original Game Boy in Japan. It was built like a brick and rendered a mixture of black and gray pixels on a muddy green background. The console wasn’t light, slender or powerful, but it was the trigger for a new culture around video games and changed people’s …