Sofia Branco

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The 10 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America

<i>By Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Jeremy</i><p>We already told you about the sexiest neighborhoods in the world. And while strolling the beaches of Ipanema sounds just dandy this time of year, the cost of a plane ticket to Brazil -- or any of those other places -- does not. But hey, we're the melting pot of …

How Nelson Mandela’s example offers style lessons for a new year | Financial Times

Almost a month after the death of Nelson Mandela, every talking head has weighed in with their own memoir or eulogy so what is there to add? Fair …

Nelson Mandela

Jan. 3, 2013. Pakistani schoolgirls, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army, chant prayers during a class to pay tribute for five female teachers and two aid workers who were killed by gunmen in Northwest Pakistan. Photograph by Muhammed Muheisen—AP. Muhammed Muheisen was named TIME's Best Wire Photographer of the Year. To see more of Muheisen's photographs, visit #photo #pakistan #TIME2013

Can film help the Arab-Israeli peace process?

A batch of new films made in Israel and Palestine seek to cross the cultural divide, both on screen and off. But can movies really help bring about co-operation?<p>A political solution in the Middle East still seems like wishful thinking – but in 2013, are Arabs and Israelis moving slowly towards …

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Art inside and out

The Frank Gehry-designed structure has proved to be a massive success, Jonathan Glancey writes, despite the failed terrorist attack that almost derailed its opening.<p>It had seemed all so very charming, so very innocent. And yet, days before the opening of Frank Gehry’s thrilling Guggenheim Museum …

Arts and culture: The week in pictures

Ten albums that were overlooked in 2013

Chicago Tribune critic and BBC Culture columnist Greg Kot picks his definitive list of terrific albums that should have had more love this year.<p><b>The Besnard Lakes, Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO (Jagjaguwar)</b><p>In the early ‘90s, the British band Slowdive offered a deceptively lulling take on the …

The 10 best films of the year

How great artists depict winter in 10 sublime paintings

Honouring arts and culture luminaries who died in 2013

Fresh Ukraine protests draw thousands onto Kiev streets

<b>Tens of thousands of Ukrainians have gathered again in Kiev in a fresh show of force by the month-old anti-government protest movement.</b><p>Many demonstrators also marched on President Viktor Yanukovych's official residence outside the capital.<p>They have been re-energised by a brutal attack on a …