Jules Verne

The world's greatest long weekends? 25 incredible microadventures

The notion of adventure traditionally involves a lot of risk, discomfort and excitement, whether in the jungles of Papua New Guinea or the icy emptiness of Antarctica. Many of us enjoy tales of grand adventure and daydream about travelling the world, shunning the daily routine for something more …

Europe

Go-kart tracks, zip lines, helicopters and £38,000-a-week suites: exciting features of new cruise ships in 2018

<b>Underwater lounges, £38,000-a-week family suites, helicopters, zip lines and levitating restaurants.</b><p>These are just some of the amazing features that …

Cruise Ships

Around The World In 80 Days is a trip worth taking with Globe Theatre

Time flies when you’re having fun and that was the case Thursday night with the opening of Around The World In 80 Days, the latest Globe Theatre …

William Shakespeare

Theater Review: “Around the World in 80 Days”

Who doesn’t love Jules Verne’s crazy story about Phileas Fogg, who one night while playing whist with his buddies at the club asserts that progress …

LGBTQ

Why Americans Are Suddenly Flocking to This Gorgeous Caribbean Island (Video)

Long ignored by U.S. travelers, this French island is finally enjoying its moment in the sun.<p>The park ranger Robert Régina and I were hiking along a …

France

These biological illustrations are as profound today as they were in the 19th century

Ernst Haeckel never really cared much for medicine. His practice was open only for an hour, from 5 to 6 a.m., so he could devote himself to his true …

Illustration

The Claim review – asylum seeker's fate becomes absurdist comedy

Shoreditch Town Hall, London Tim Cowbury’s play avoids the usual harrowing style associated with its subject and is swift, clear and well-acted<p>There is a growing body of theatre about the anguish of asylum seekers. For me the big breakthrough came in 2000 with Kay Adshead’s The Bogus Woman, …

From Bayeux to Versailles: Macron’s gesture diplomacy

Since taking office nearly a year ago, French president Emmanuel Macron has used gesture diplomacy — orchestrating ceremonial events with an …

France

'Hamilton' is indeed revolutionary

×<p>Photo by Joan Marcus<p>“Hamilton” continues through Jan. 28 at the Civic Theatre, downtown<p>From the night it debuted nearly three years ago Off Broadway …

San Diego

When Edgar Allan Poe Pranked New York City—And Inspired Jules Verne

On April 13, 1844, a special extra of the New York <i>Sun</i> announced: “ASTOUNDING NEWS! … THE ATLANTIC CROSSED IN THREE DAYS! SIGNAL TRIUMPH OF MR. MONCK …

Culture

Review: Around the World in 80 Day, Theatre Royal Norwich

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Manchester

curse of the spindrift

We’re not suspicious types, but it’s hard to keep calling it ‘coincidence’ when a yacht seems downright cursed. Ever since the blue Banque Pop colors …

Your Paris itinerary: plan your one day trip to Paris

Hi Frugalistas! If you love Paris (and I know you do), this is the series of posts you’ve been waiting for. The best Paris itineraries regardless of …

Paris

Vincent Scully, ‘spiritual father of the New Urbanism’

In late 2017 America lost an intellectual giant, a rare academic lecturer in the humanities who had a real impact on American communities in his …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Illustrating Paradise Lost

Illustrating <i><br>Paradise Lost</i><p>CONTENTS<p>Browse the illustrations...<p>Picture Gallery<p>Introduction<p>Since its first illustrated edition rolled off the press in …

UK Universities

Review: Amazon's new anthology series 'Electric Dreams' deftly examines familiar sci-fi ground

If you have burned through the latest season of Netflix's hot sci-fi anthology "Black Mirror" and are looking for more glossily rendered stories of …

Science Fiction

17 Gorgeous Photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night

See one of Paris' most iconic monuments in a new light.<p>Millions of people visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris each year, making the iconic 19th-century …

Paris

2017 was a great year, say publishers

By Zafri Mudasser NofilNew Delhi, Jan 11 (PTI) For publishers in India, 2017 was a great year – an amazing range of books, new imprints, rewards and …

Publishing

What the Rise of Hip Hop Culture in Korea Can Teach Us About Cultural Relevancy and Sensitivity

Korean entertainment has to overcome its long history of unintentionally misunderstanding other cultures.<p>We've all had our taste of Korean culture, whether it be our fair share of listening to the K-Pop hit "Gangnam Style", or watching the immensely popular and global sensation K-Drama "The …

Gangnam Style

Toyota's Developing A Self-Driving Store With Amazon, Uber & Pizza Hut

There once was Galileo, Leonardo da Vinci, Jules Verne, and now there's Charles Brooker. Truly, the showrunner, famous for his dark sci-fi series</b> …

Pizza Hut

10 of the best new journeys to embark on in 2018

Colombia<p><b>Go off-grid in Colombia</b><p>The chance to go off-grid is the lure of Journey Latin America’s San Agustín and the Amazon trip. Cross one of the …

List-Worthy

Sequel Bits: 'Pacific Rim Uprising', 'Journey 3', 'Maleficent 2', 'Expendables 4' and More – /Film

In this edition of sequel bits<p><b>Guillermo del Toro</b>‘s involvement with <b>Pacific Rim 2</b>• <b><br>The Rock</b> says there are no plans for another <b>Journey</b> movie• <b><br>Maleficent 2</b> …

Movies

Things to do this week: Jan. 8-14

<b>MONDAY, Jan. 8</b><p><b>STILL OPEN: O’Keeffe’s Ice Rink,</b> noon-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Fountain Square, …

Tom Petty

Ancora: Should You Invest in a Limited Edition Bitcoin Fountain Pen?

Alongside your investments in stocks, gold and Bitcoin, have you considered adding a writing instrument to your investment portfolio? While Italian …

Things to Do in San Diego: January 8-14

9 events you don't want to miss this week<p>Published: 2018.01.08 12:42 PM<p>January 13: <i>Niki de Saint Phalle: Mythical California</i><p>January 10:<p>Based on Jules …

San Diego

10 spectacular city breaks for solo travellers

Here are 10 of the best go-it-alone trips where you’ll never feel lonely.<p>1. A classical music tour in Germany<p>Coinciding with the city’s Spring Festival series, this four-night tour includes three performances at the Dresden Semperoper: Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and his L’Elisir d’Amore, as …

Europe

These 10 brilliant visualisations show the insides of complex things

Published in 1968, Robert W. Nicholson's cutaway illustration of the White House showed details most people had never seen.<p>ROBERT W. NICHOLSON/ …

Watches

Best Things to Do in Paris with Kids

After spending a week in Paris with kids, we feel pretty confident sharing the must see sights for families. , First and foremost, it’s important to …

Paris

Dwayne Johnson says Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon is no longer happening

Given that he’s one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, it’s inevitable that some of Dwayne Johnson’s planned projects are set to fall by the …

Movies

Wine Books for the New Year

Wine Books for the New Year

Coral Gables