by Jessica Sequeira: A taxi races down the avenue. It pulls up in front of Malba, the Museum of Latin American art; a girl jumps out. She’s in a hurry, though she maintains her cool. She’s wearing black, which she’s thought through; this is surely the elegant option, though it also makes her anxious she won’t be noticed. In her hand is …
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Prague Wanderings: Police are Newly Cracking Down on the Marijuana Middlemen At a small table in the corner of a dimly lit bar, grow shop owner and popular marijuana activist Michal Otipka crouches over his glass of coke. Unkempt waist-length dreadlocks fall into a pony-tail on the back of his head.
Blogger of the week Sue Anne Tay of Shanghai Street Stories takes 60 seconds to talks us through what she would do to improve the urban environment of China’s biggest city and make its modern financial downtown area more amenable to weary pedestrians and confused visitors alike. Watch video.
Escape the heat this summer by exploring the best exhibitions that Florence has to offer in its best- and lesser-known, often air-conditioned museums. Alternatively, check out the outdoor art installations up at beloved Forte Belvedere and in Giardino dell’Orticoltura. There’s something for all art lovers this summer in Florence! Read more. From the Florentine, BY CATRIONA MILLER (JULY 8, 2014 – 11:00)
An entrepreneur has acquired about half of a neighborhood north of the Marais, a trendy part of Paris, with plans to restyle it into a fine-food district called La Jeune Rue, or Young Street.
Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up. TfL has proposed taking away the ability to pay the congestion charge …read more
NYU Local: Today, the World Health Organization declared the worst Ebola outbreak in history a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, calling upon the aid of global powers with the resources necessary to contain the disease. The epidemic has already claimed the lives of nearly a thousand and yesterday prompted NYU to cancel its fall semester abroad program in Ghana. …
NYU Local: NYU will be shuttering its Tel Aviv campus this fall, spokesperson John Beckman says. The move comes after weeks of prolonged violence in Gaza and multiple failed cease-fires between Hamas and Israeli Defense Forces. In an August 6 email to NYU Local, Beckman said the move to close the campus was decided out of concern for student safety, …
When I’m faced with endless flight delays or find myself on a train that’s going nowhere fast, rather than bury my head in an electronic device, I write haiku. Similar …read more
Germans strike me as remarkably comfortable with nakedness. Where public nudity is more or less illegal in most of the U.S., that is not the case here. The textbook used in my language course includes a two-page spread of a cruise ship filled with people, many of whom are nude. We were supposed to recite sentences aloud to explain what activities …
London Trocadero’s glory days may be behind it. Photo by danncnl in the Londonist Flickr pool. A man was stabbed near Clapham North station in the early hours of …read more
Most weekends we run a reader-contributed short story set in London. We’ve had some excellent entries, from a phantom lion in Zone 3, to the woes of …read more
The New York Times has a piece about the abundant and often playful features of Berges de Seine (Banks of the Seine), a 1.4-mile pedestrian promenade packed with recreational activities, restaurants and bars, and creative patches of blooming flowers, plants and trees. Read more.
Starting tonight, the iconic techno-fueled party venue is exhibiting works by a number of artists, many of whom are current …read more Source: NY Times: Germany
London’s only river whose name sounds like a Hollywood film star. It’s actually a corruption of beaver brook, after …read more Source: Londonist