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On October 6, 1889, Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller in the Pigalle district of Paris opened the Moulin Rouge cabaret. It opened the same year as the Eiffel Tower was built, and both have become legendary, enduring and unmistakable symbols of Paris. Moulin Rouge has survived the death of the Belle Époque, two World Wars, […]
The Cannes film festival may be held at the start of summer now, but the inaugural festival was actually held on September 20, 1946. After a diet of throwaway blockbusters this summer, and with the days beginning to blend into night earlier, it’s the perfect time to curl up with some of the best movies […]
The European continent has some of the best music festivals in the world. They’re so popular that many of them are sold out months before summer. Here is our guide to the very best festivals and what they each have to offer to make your next vacation unforgettable. Exit Festival, Serbia An institution among European […]
July 10 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Joe Shuster, famous for co-creating Superman along with Jerry Siegel. With his unshakable morals, family values, commitment to justice and status as the “ultimate immigrant,” Superman is arguably the quintessential and greatest American superhero. (Sorry, Captain America). His story follows the American story: He […]
The FIFA World Cup 2014 is on its way to one of the planet’s party capitals – Brazil. As well as having 64 top-notch soccer matches to attend, the nation’s streets will be a month-long carnival, throbbing with music, dance, drinking and various scenes of roistering. Alas, not all of us can make it to […]
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