Mariana Kotzev

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Nasami Farms: A New England Mecca for Native Plant Lovers

My first sojourn to Garden in the Woods was enough to convert me. (See Walk on the Wild Side: A New England Woodland Garden.) Ever since that visit …

15 Stylish Houseplants That Actually Thrive In Low Light

Hard to kill, easy on the eyes.<p>(Be cautious if you have pets, though — some of these can be toxic.)

10 Indoor Houseplants You Can Grow To Purify The Air In Your Home

You do not need fancy air purifiers that cost a small fortune. Trust nature, and use plants instead. Some houseplants can be of great help here, and …

3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called …

Italy's mermaid battle: Naples vs. Ventotene | CNN Travel

Italy

Europe is facing a potential crisis in the Balkans. It has to act soon | Ivan Krastev

The promise of EU membership for states in the region is welcome, but Russia, China and Turkey could create instability<p>‘The second world war is over but the first world war is not yet finished.” Those were the words of a senior Turkish official I met recently in Ankara. He was speaking of the …

Middle East

This Strategic Corner of Europe Is Pushing Hard to Join the Core

As the European Union picks itself up from multiple crises and maps the way ahead, some members are finding they are less welcome than others to …

Europe

The country that brought yoghurt to the world

Not only is the history of yoghurt tied to Bulgaria, but Bulgaria's history and identity can be traced through its production.<p>In Bulgaria, yoghurt is everywhere. You’ll find it dolloped on falafel wraps, slathered on moussaka and lined up in supermarket refrigerators. It is the basis of traditional …

Historic Iron Church in Istanbul reopens after restoration

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president and the Bulgarian prime minister have unveiled the historic Iron Church in Istanbul after a seven-year restoration …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein review – a life after deaths

Fiona Sampson’s vibrant, incident-packed biography of the novelist is haunted by all the people she lost<p>Mary Shelley was born at 20 minutes to midnight on 30 August 1797, at the top of a house in the Polygon, Somers Town, an aspirational address before the arrival of the railway, after which it …

A Guide to Call Me by Your Name’s Enchanting Northern Italian Setting

“Somewhere in Northern Italy.” Those are the words scrawled across the opening credits of <i>Call Me by Your Name</i>, the film now up for three Golden Globes. It’s just a vague hint at a setting—enough to give geographical context for what’s to come, but not enough to take away from the dreamy …

Travel Back in Time: 8 Illuminating History Books to Read Right Now

Ron Chernow<p>Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, author of <i>Alexander Hamilton</i>, dazzles again with his biography of one of our most compelling generals and presidents: Ulysses S. Grant. Chernow’s evocative portrait of Grant showcases the highs and lows he experienced throughout his life, and provides …

The end of necro-capitalism (but not necessarily capitalism)

The collapse of the Western capitalist model is near certain, and thinkers on both the left and right are stuck in ideological prisons writes Sunny …

Economics

This Man Keeps Time on the World's Last Lunar Clock

Travel<p>For 50 years, Mensur Zlatar has told Sarajevo's Muslims when it's time to pray.<p>The alleys of Sarajevo’s old city, once an Ottoman-era central market, are crammed with vendors plying their ancestral trades. Mensur Zlatar, whose surname means goldsmith, has a miniscule shop tucked next to the …

Athens

Yanis Varoufakis, the Renegade Finance Minister of Greece, Has a Warning for Trump

"You are playing with fire."<p><i>Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece and author of</i> Adults in the Room<i>, discusses his abysmal first salary, negotiating with the IMF, and what he would say to Donald Trump.</i><p>M<b>oney was always very scarce</b> in my household because Greece was a poor country. My …

The Complete Genoa Guide: According to a Local

“According to a Local” is a series of straight-to-the-point guides for different cities around the world. For each guide, we ask a local for all the …

A lesson from Hurricane Irma: capitalism can’t save the planet - it can only destroy it | George Monbiot

The perpetual quest for growth drives our economics. That’s why our environment and financial system lurch from crisis to crisis<p>There was “a flaw” in the theory: this is the famous admission by Alan Greenspan, the former chair of the Federal Reserve, to a congressional inquiry into the 2008 …

Economics

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

Differences Between Parmesan and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Parmigiano-Reggiano is a hard, dry cheese made from skimmed or partially skimmed cow's milk. It has a hard pale-golden rind and a straw-colored …

The Best Way to Experience Europe Is Through Its Most Venerable Patisseries

Bakers in Copenhagen, Brussels, and Vienna have elevated these confections to near perfection.<p>Europe invites all kinds of culinary pilgrimages. You …

9 amazing books to read before you visit Italy

From Walking in the Dolomites to the zest of Helena Attlee's The Land Where Lemons Grow, Jude Brosnan recommends 9 incredible books to give you a …

Tornano le visite gratis dal Belvedere del grattacielo Regione Lombardia

Anche nel 2017 tornano le visite al <b>Belvedere</b> del grattacielo della Regione Lombardia, il Pirellone 2, Palazzo Lombardia. L'edificio si trova in …

Clever Street Artist Is Transforming NYC’s Streets into One Giant Playground

We love clever street art, so we couldn't help but admire the work of artist Tom Bob, who has been running amok on the streets of New York and Massachusetts. If you're a fan of famous street artist OakOak, you'll love Tom Bob's work, as he uses forgotten elements of the street to create whimsical …

Streetwear

Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life review – radiant tribute to a cinematic maestro

Cinema’s magic is the running theme of this warm documentary about the life and works of visionary cinematographer Carlo Di Palma<p>The cinematographer Carlo Di Palma is the subject of this intelligent and deeply cinephile documentary tribute presented by his widow, Adriana Chiesa (Di Palma died in …

Cinematography

Trump’s Rasputin: Steve Bannon doesn’t have Russia ties, but encapsulates infamous advisor’s spiritualism | Salon.com

A few days ago, I noted that Steve Bannon seems to be the only member of President Donald Trump's inner circle untouched by the Russia scandal, which is one reason that President Trump has turned to him to run his war room to fight all the "fake news" about Russia. He's taken to the task with …

Friends from College: why Generation X can’t grow up

The latest screen depiction of midlife crisis shows it’s not just the characters who are in denial about getting older – it’s the film-makers, too<p>‘I am 40 years old. The drawbridge is going up, man. It’s now or never for me,” says a panicked Keegan-Michael Key in Friends from College, Netflix’s …

5 ways to make sure you’re getting the best gelato in Italy

<i>This week, Out of Office is celebrating</i> <i>all things ice cream</i><i>. Follow along as we explore the sweet history and unexpected influences of America’s</i> …

Italy

Carl Bernstein Slams Trump's 'Malignant' Presidency

The "character and capability of this president are called into grave question," notes Watergate journalist.<p>Journalist Carl Bernstein, who knows problematic presidents, warns that we are in the midst of a “malignant presidency” the likes of which America has never before experienced.<p>“That …

This is America on drugs: A visual guide

In modern history, few things have caused such a sharp spike in US deaths as drug overdoses.<p>CNN reached out to every state for the latest statistics on drug deaths, with half providing data from 2015. It found that drugs deaths continue to rise rapidly in many states.<p>FATAL ADDICTIONS<p>Epidemiologists …

Medicine

Trump Is No Orange ‘Julius,’ but He Does Share Traits With Other Tyrants of Rome

Protests are mounting against a New York production of ‘Julius Caesar’ in which the title character resembles Donald Trump. Clearly these protesters …