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The Wreckage of Obama’s Legacy

Three days after the election, I gathered with a group of historians at Princeton for a conference about Barack Obama’s presidency. The mood among the scholars, who had just written papers about the underappreciated accomplishments of the Obama administration, was bleak. We were discussing how …

The Observer view on the worldwide threat to liberal democracy | Observer editorial

Trump’s victory and the risk of far-right governments in the Netherlands and France make Angela Merkel a pivotal figure for the survival of democratic values<p>Democracy is “hard work” and must not be taken for granted, said Barack Obama during his farewell visit to Europe last week. How right he is. …

Europe

Here’s Why, How, And What You Should Doodle To Boost Your Memory And Creativity

The author of The Doodle Revolution explains how this common “time waster” is really a creative launch-pad.<p>Did your boss ever catch you covering an important memo with Escher-like scribbles? In high school, did your teacher call you out for drawing on the desk, your sneakers, your skin? Today, the …

Sidewalk Flowers: An Illustrated Ode to Presence and the Everyday Art of Noticing in a Culture of Productivity and Distraction

A gentle wordless celebration of the true material of aliveness.<p><i>“How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her magnificent defense of living with presence. But in our age of productivity, we spend our days running away from boredom, never mind its creative …

7 Zucchini Recipes You'll Make All Summer Long

<i>Whether you're in the mood for healthy soup, a savory summer side or a sweet snack, these zucchini recipes have you covered.</i><p><b>1. Sautéed Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes</b><p>This side dish of crisp zucchini, burst cherry tomatoes and meltingly sweet red onions sautéed in olive oil is one of those dishes where …

three-ingredient summertime salsa

There’s nothing worth eating in Texas that Lisa Fain can’t teach you to make better in your own kitchen, from perfect, simple carnitas, kolaches, and …

pasta and fried zucchini salad

Every time I make an Ottolenghi recipe, I become convinced that he has finally lost his mind. <i>Really, turmeric, black sesame seeds and parmesan</i> …

Barbecue Black-Eyed Pea Burgers

<i>Delicious and meaty, these vegan black-eyed pea burgers are seasoned with just a touch of barbecue sauce for a spicy, smoky flavor.</i><p>Move over, …

Green Lasagna Rolls | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

<b>Make the noodles:</b><br>Bring a big pot of salted water to boil and cook the noodles al dente, stirring occasionally to make sure they don’t stick together. …

Vegan German Potato Salad Recipe

I clearly remember the first time I ever made potato salad. I was in grad school far away from home, in a land called “Illinois,” where I was invited …

Date-Sweetened Zucchini Brownies with Chocolate-Peanut Butter Frosting

Even when your blog is called “FatFree Vegan Kitchen,” some occasions just demand to be celebrated with chocolate and peanut butter. My family has …

Kurt Vonnegut on Reading, Boredom, Belonging, and Our Human Responsibility

What makes the commencement address such a singular pinnacle of the communication arts is that, in an era where religion is increasingly being displaced by culture and secular thought, it offers a secular version of the sermon — a packet of guidance on how to be a good human being and lead a good …

Top 10 European Cities at Spring

With spring on the horizon, the romance of Europe seems more appealing than almost any other time of year. Rich in heritage, architecture, arts, music, and food, the Continent's cities welcome visitors with pretty flowers lining elegant boulevards, scintillating scenic coastlines, fine wines, and …

Zürich: more than finance and fondue

Ask the average person to name the party capital of Europe and Zürich probably would not top the list. What's in Zürich? Erm…bankers, fondue, chocolate, chalet-style cuckoo clocks. Think that covers it? Think again.<p>Switzerland’s largest city may not have the glamour of Paris, the hedonistic party …

Switzerland

A craft beer lover's guide to London

In the last 15 years, London has seen incredible growth in its brewing industry from a mere two breweries in 1999 to more than 50 today. Almost all of these new enterprises are small, independent and produce high-quality, innovative styles of beer – an approach to brewing that’s been given the …

Beer

10 Indispensable Italian Slang Expressions

Whether you've been studying Italian for years or are currently mastering the art of "my name is," these 10 expressions are an essential addition to any vocabulary. You won't find them in Italian books, but you'll hear them all over the streets. Understanding them will give you a huge boost in …

Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing

As a devotee of winter sports, both as a lifelong practitioner and an Olympic spectator, and lover of vintage graphic design, especially mid-century travel posters, I was delighted to chance upon <b>The Art of Skiing: Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a remarkable …

You Deserve Better Than Me: A Love Letter Against Dating A Writer

It’s time for our wearied lovers to stop listing the dozens of reasons why dating a writer is somehow noble; acting as if their side of the …

Bucketlist-worthy Excursions: Snorkel Among the World’s Largest Fish — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>“Big” usually means “menacing” in the animal world. So it is all the more enchanting when …

Snorkel

Menton Lemon Festival: Celebrating the End of Winter in the French Riviera

In February, when some of our towns are still battered by snowstorms or submerged by flash-floods, others -- in more blessed regions of the northern hemisphere -- are already celebrating the arrival of spring.<p>In Menton, the easternmost town on the French Riviera, the Lemon Festival has marked the …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …