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Paris attacks: Raids in France and Belgium as manhunt steps up | Financial Times

Under the eyes of the world’s media and dozens of perplexed locals, balaclava-clad troops and machine gun-toting policemen clambered over rooftops in …

Best of the West: Sweden by the Sea

<i>By Stephanie Pearson</i><p>“Oysters always taste best when you open them yourself,” says Hanna Thorén Karlsson, as she throws a thick blond braid over her shoulder and grabs a bivalve from a bed of seaweed. With a move that would bloody a lesser shucker, she slices the oyster in half. “The first rule of …

Why did Robyn Davidson cross the Outback on foot?

The cover of the May 1978 issue of the National Geographic is a portrait of a young woman in profile, her head close to that of a camel, one hand …

My Ode to the Summer Road Trip

When summer arrives, I think of road trips. This is partly because the summer road trip is one of those life-defining rites of passage, at least for Americans, and partly because it’s the season in which my most memorable road trips have taken place.<p>After my wife and I got married, but before we …

French Teens Made Me Eat Snails

When you eat escargot prepared by a bunch of high school students at a French metal festival, all shells break loose. It's unclear if Iron Maiden sampled their wares, but I sure did, and I think the chefs at Chateaubriand in Paris should be concerned...<p>Clisson is a small town in Western France …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in July

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in July:</b><p>It’s not too late to join in on the madness at the <b>2014 FIFA World Cup</b> (June 12-July 13) in cities across <b>Brazil</b>. The semi finals, which kick off on July …

The Greatest Seafood Dinner You Will Ever Have

If you can get to Hong Kong, do not miss out on this.<p>I went to Hong Kong last month, primarily—as you'd expect—to eat barbecue. And that I did, in great abundance. But what really blew me away was the seafood. Particularly this feast of seafood, at the Rainbow Seafood Restaurant on Lamma Island. I …

The Perfect Day in Dublin

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I’ve been to <b>Dublin</b> several times before, and have always found it to be a relaxing, almost effortless, city to visit with its eminently walkable city center bisected by the River Liffey into neighborhoods north and south. But this time, I was exploring the Irish capital with …

Discovering Dublin’s Coastal Villages

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I’d been to the Irish capital several times before, but had never ventured from the city center to the seaside towns along the coast. As I came to find out, these aren’t seasonal communities brimming with tacky T-shirt and ice cream shops, but rather idyllic suburbs of …

The Disruption Machine

What the gospel of innovation gets wrong.<p>In the last years of the nineteen-eighties, I worked not at startups but at what might be called finish-downs. Tech companies that were dying would hire temps—college students and new graduates—to do what little was left of the work of the employees they’d …

Volume 21 Issue 6 - VICE

Italy Bests England in Soccer Suit War

<b>The on-pitch results matter most</b>, but in an increasingly fashion-obsessed soccer world, what teams wear to the games has become its own competition. Italy and England have the world's richest tailoring traditions, so it makes sense that both teams have official suit sponsors. However, much as Italy …

17 Feel-Good French Films You Should Definitely Stream On Netflix

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The Hunt for El Chapo

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.<p>One afternoon last December, an assassin on board a K.L.M. flight from Mexico City arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. This was not a business trip: the killer, who was thirty-three, liked to travel, and often documented his journeys around …

10 Photographers Worth Following on Instagram Photos | GQ

Toggle Scroll<p>May 15, 2014<p>Let it be known: not all Instagrams are created equal. There are plenty of folks who fancy themselves a photographer just because they've racked up a healthy few followers. It's time to separate the hobbyists from the real lensmen (and lens-women) out there. If you're …

Why Vanessa Redgrave Might Be the Greatest Living Actress

Five of her best scenes<p><b>Part of the reason why</b> I wanted to write my biography of Vanessa Redgrave (<i>Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave</i>, which is out on Pegasus Books today) was to introduce her greatest work as an actress to a new generation of fans, or to those who simply missed it. There may be …