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The 11 Best Designed Boutique Hotels in Paris

Ah, the boutique hotels of Paris! Housed in characterful historic buildings across the city’s most alluring neighborhoods, they are veritable design …

Lemon Bars, With Blueberries in a Supporting Role

The best lemon bars strike a perfect balance: They’re both sweet and tangy, their sharp, creamy centers anchored by a crisp, buttery crust. My desert-island dessert, they’re the one confection I can imagine eating ad infinitum — or, at least until the rescue plane arrives.<p>Because maintaining that …

Baking

Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Books

The 38 Essential Paris Restaurants

Where to find perfect steak frites, matcha-filled crepes, roasted chicken and wine, and lamb-laden couscous in the City of Light<p>Over the last 10 years, Paris has boldly reclaimed its title as the best food city in Europe. The French capital is bustling with a brilliant constellation of new …

France

Best summer books 2018, as picked by writers – part one

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie<p>Meg Wolitzer’s <i>The Female Persuasion</i> (Chatto) is wonderfully dense and wise, a page-turner that succeeds both at character and ideas. It felt true to life.<p><i>Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A</i> (Bodley Head) by Danielle Allen, a memoir about the loss of a beloved cousin, is …

Books

10 Fiction Editors on What They’re Reading for Fun This Summer

It’s June, which hopefully means we’re all finding more opportunities to loaf about. Proper loafing, we tend to think, requires very little: a sunny …

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

The 13 Best Books I Read Last Year

These are some seriously great books. How great are they, you ask? Well, let me tell you. See, my 1-10 rating system is actually logarithmic. Meaning …

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney review – young, gifted and self-destructive

A menage a quatre in post-crash Dublin tests the bonds between close friends<p>‘Bobbi and I,” the novel begins – because Frances, the narrator, still regards herself as one half of a twosome. They were girlfriends at school for two years; now they are on their summer holidays from Trinity College …

Alice Hart's summer minestrone soup recipe

For those who resolved to eat more vegetables in 2018, the British chef’s new vegetarian cookbook has plenty of tasty options<p>There might be a lot of chopping here, but this recipe is child’s play and the result is special enough to warrant the extra effort. The cream adds a certain silky richness …

Soup

14 Classic Bistros in Paris Worth Visiting

The traditional bistro, with its hearty fare, is an archetype of Paris dining, but a new wave of chefs is bringing a fresh, modern flair to the …

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

10 Picturesque Towns In Northern France To Explore

<i>Featured header image by verrier.claude.</i><p>France isn’t a country that has incredible cities and towns in short supply. In fact, it’s almost unheard of …

5 Secret Restaurants In Paris The Locals Won’t Tell You About

They’re almost entirely sans tourists (except you, of course).<p>You’ve checked off everything on your list: croissants (a lot of them), the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and Sacré-Coeur. But now you want to pop on that beret, light a cigarette and slink into the authentic Paris you know exists but isn’t …

France

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Barnes & Noble

What We're Reading This Summer

A collection of books recommended by The Atlantic’s editors and writers<p><i>Our Little Racket</i> by Angelica Baker<p>I read all 512 pages of Angelica Baker’s debut novel greedily, in one dizzying weekend, unable to put it down. Which is fitting, in a way: <i>Our Little Racket</i> follows the sudden downfall of a …

Books

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, professors at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10, according to US News & World Report — shared with Business Insider the single book …

College & University

Bill Gates: Your Summer Reading List Should Include These 5 Books

Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. This year, I found myself drawn even more than …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

17 New Affordable Restaurants Awarded Bib Gourmand

The Michelin Bib Gourmand salutes French gastronomy at affordable prices<p>The powers that be at Bibendum serve up an amuse-bouche before February 9th …

86 Books Barack Obama Recommended During His Presidency

The entries were pulled from places like Obama’s summer reading lists, his childhood favorites, and recommendations made for his daughter, Malia. …

Books

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

The Essential Gift Guide For The Music Lover In Your Life

While life in 2016 may feel pretty topsy turvy, the world spins madly on and the holidays are still speeding toward us at hyper-speed. Maybe that’s a good thing? In a year marked by some real low points, the holidays are a great time to reset, recharge, and celebrate the one thing in life that …

The 13 Best Books of 2016

Catch up on the year's most remarkable, influential and simply page-turning reads.<p>2016 may be coming to a close, but there's still time to catch up on the year's most remarkable, influential and simply page-turning reads. From the memoir of a rock music icon to a debut restaurant world …

All 314 Bruce Springsteen Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best

In 1974, a random phrase popped into Bruce Springsteen’s head as he was writing, one that seemed to match the music he was hearing in his mind. It …

Asbury Park

Best Ice Cream in Paris

You might not think it but Paris is right up there in the top 10 best cities for ice cream– in my opinion– next to gelato kings Rome and Florence. …

France

50 Essays Guaranteed to Make You a Better Person

It’s hard to be a person in the world today — or, really, any day, but today’s what we’ve got. Humans are striving creatures, and also empathetic …

Vee Speers on the world's best photography galleries

From London to Atlanta, photographer Vee Speers picks her favourite photography galleries from around the globe<p><b>The Photographers’ Gallery, London</b><p>This is one of the oldest photography galleries in London and one of the great things about it is that they support emerging talent as well as established …

Salon’s What to Read Awards: Top critics choose the best books of 2013

Will it be Donna Tartt or Rachel Kushner? We’ve polled the best reviewers and compiled the definitive year in books<p>Michele Filgate<p>December 27, 2013 12:45pm (UTC)<p>A lot of publications feature lists of the best books of the year, but we like to do something a little bit different: Poll some of our …

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Michele Filgate<p>December 26, 2013 12:45pm (UTC)<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of …