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Venice: wartime haven on the Grand Canal

On April 29 1945, my grandfather, Lt-General Bernard Freyberg, liberated Venice. As commander of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, he sent two tanks into the city, the first of the Allies to arrive since the German occupation of the city began in 1943.<p>In her acclaimed book Venice, written in …

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Ancient Maya Pyramid Destroyed in Belize

An archaeological group says it plans to take legal action.<p><b>Despite its small size, the Caribbean country of Belize is known for a few outstanding characteristics: a spectacular barrier reef, a teeming rain forest, and extensive Maya ruins.</b><p>It now has one fewer of those ruins.<p>A construction company …

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

A night at Paris’ museums

On 18 May, more than 150 museums and cultural spaces will open their doors at sunset for a free, fresh look at the capital’s cultural heritage.<p>On 18 May, Paris will take part in the annual Night of Museums, with more than 150 museums and cultural spaces opening their doors at sunset for a free, …

Museums

Phil Jackson book: MJ over Kobe

Phil Jackson always has been hesitant to compare Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Until now.<p>In his new book, co-written with Hugh Delehanty and …

Basketball

Product Spotlight: Reclamation Etchworks

Industrial designer Timothy Daw and mixologist Ethan Terry have been part of the San Francisco dining industry for many years and they've noticed a problem—beautifully crafted glass bottles were being disposed of by the thousands. They couldn't let this waste continue so they started Reclamation …

Art Deco

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Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes versatile, industrial-inspired lighting that won't break the bank.<p>The two Toronto curators behind this showcase for innovative …

São Paulo

Man stuck in McDonald’s baby high chair freed by police

<b>It started with an innocent McDonald’s Happy Meal and ended with police having to free a grown man stuck in a baby’s high chair.</b><p>A man in Cork, …

Recovery in their time

ECONOMIC historian (and former professor of mine) Nick Crafts has written a very nice piece at Vox on historical lessons on escaping a liquidity …

The Wait Is Over: You Can Finally Brew Coffee in a Mason Jar with the Portland Press

You couldn't make it up: a <b>Portland</b>, Oregon-based design duo just launched a <b>crowdfunding</b> campaign to launch a <b>mason jar</b>-based product, designed …