Culture

Are the French becoming insecure about their cuisine?

Are the French becoming insecure about their cuisine?

Ambassadors urged to deploy fine dining diplomacy as country's chefs feel the heat from foreign rivals
360 view: Europe's biggest street party

360 view: Europe's biggest street party

On-the-ground action from day two of London's Notting Hill Carnival
Chinese bookworms 'pay if they want' in Nanjing

Chinese bookworms 'pay if they want' in Nanjing

A busy public square in the Chinese city of Nanjing is home to an unusual experiment
20 great places to travel this fall

20 great places to travel this fall

Summer's over -- finally! Now we get to the best time of year to hit the road
Behave, foreigners! Kyoto issues etiquette guides for tourists

Behave, foreigners! Kyoto issues etiquette guides for tourists

The Japanese city has published a guide on toilet protocol and a list of "don'ts" aimed at tourists
La Tomatina: The world's biggest food fight

La Tomatina: The world's biggest food fight

20,000 people have gathered in Bunol, Spain for La Tomatina -- an excuse to hurl 170 tons of ripe tomato slop at one another
5 spectacular new structures in Singapore

5 spectacular new structures in Singapore

Something crazy, something colorful and something from Jackie Chan, the tiny island city is welcoming a marvelous fleet of new modern construction
Most unlikely UNESCO site: The empty citadel of Vietnam

Most unlikely UNESCO site: The empty citadel of Vietnam

With merely four walls built during a short-lived dynasty, the Ho Citadel is an unusual UNESCO World Heritage Site
10 up-and-coming wine regions

10 up-and-coming wine regions

Swartland? Moravia? Some of the finest wine is being made in places you might never even have heard of
ISIS 'blows up ancient temple'

ISIS 'blows up ancient temple'

ISIS militants are reported to have blown up an ancient temple in the historic ruins of Palmyra, Syria
9 former prisons with surprising second lives

9 former prisons with surprising second lives

These former halls of incarceration have been transformed into everything from luxury hotels to concert halls and wedding venues