CenturiesCenturies before René Redzepi helped establish Denmark as a culinary powerhouse with his Copenhagen restaurant Noma, there was smørrebrød. The open-faced sandwich traditionally constructed from earthy Danish rugbrød, or rye bread, smeared with mayonnaise, and topped with fixings like pickled herring, boiled eggs with shrimp, or roast beef with fried onions and horseradish, has sustained the nation for generations. But until recently, few chefs would have ever considered serving it in...
Just as there are millions of Syrian refugees, there are seemingly millions of documentaries vying to address and to expose the refugee crisis. Are We There Yet?, a new film from Celine Semaan, presents a different reality: how fashion plays a pivotal role in the lives of the displaced.
As the owner and founder of Brooklyn's of Slow Factory, Semaan is far from your average fashion designer. Using her work as a designer to bring attention to social issues around the globe, Semaan understands fashion's innate ability to inspire empathy in its universal presentation of self-worth.
The acclaimed Sundance spy drama returns Thursday, and sheds uncanny light on what its creators call “emotional parallels” between late-stage communism and today.
On Oct. 25, Deutschland 86 will air on the Sundance channel in the U.S. The series is a continuation of the award-winning Deutschland 83 series about Martin Rauch, a 24-year-old East German spy who is deployed to West Germany in 1983. It was an international success and attracted a global cult following, n...
For many Copenhagen is the charming setting of a Hans Christian Anderson fairytale. It might, therefore, come as a surprise that the Danish capital has a district which is rather seedy and yet very charming.
Copenhagen with its pristine and biker friendly streets, strikingly handsome people, and world-renowned gastronomy seems to have a good standard of living.
In "Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow," Michael Idov recounts his wildly hilarious stint working as the editor-in-chief of GQ Russia from 2012 to 2014.
It could easily pass for a satire on the Russian capital, but his daily experiences there also provide insight into the anti-Putin movement of the 2010s — he befriended for instance the members of Pussy Riot, only to be later disillusioned by the divided opposition movement, and briefly embraced the Putin elite instead.
Just inside the entrance of Wild Things, a new wine bar in the Neukölln neighborhood of Berlin, looms a makeshift basketball hoop, into which customers can shoot discarded corks. Its bottom is sealed — so that customers don’t get bonked — making it more of a cork basket. Precaution aside, the boozy spin on the American sport is an example of the bar’s playful attitude, one also reflected in both its funky selection of wines and a menu that features fresh ingredients and some twists.
WILLOW WILSON uses comics and graphic novels to create new and engaging narratives about Muslim women — challenging negative stereotypes around their culture. Wilson, currently known for her role in developing the new Ms. Marvel series in which the superhero is a Muslim-American girl, overturns the prevailing Western stereotype that Muslim women need saving.
France’s top literary award, the Goncourt Prize, was awarded on Nov. 3 to the novelist Mathias Énard for his novel, La Boussole, or “The Compass.”
In this, his latest novel, the Barcelona-based Énard, who is also a scholar of Arabic and Persian, addresses the fraught relationship between the West and the Islamic world—a relationship that reached a tragically tangible dimension last Friday in Paris.
I first considered the meaning of the word snack in fourth grade while reading the children’s book The Giver. The main character, Jonas, remembers elementary school, when the proper pronunciation of the word eluded him. He says “smack” instead and is punished with the literal smack of a ruler until he learns to pronounce the word correctly. The author uses Jonas’s confusion to highlight the book’s main theme: that knowledge and pain should never be tied together.
THE pungent scent of foie gras and pork belly mingled with the strong odor of mustard greens one chilly winter evening in the dining room of a restaurant basking in its Michelin star. The menu was worthy of an upscale Parisian bistro but the restaurant, Horvath, was actually a few train stops away, in Berlin. The city now has 13 restaurants with Michelin stars, the most of any city in Germany.
The name Steven Spielberg is synonymous with some of the best films ever made. Widely regarded as one of the great directors, Spielberg gets his due in a new HBO documentary that follows his career as a USC film school wannabe to the opening night of the now cult classic, Jaws, to the present day.
From a distance, “Sleeve House” looks like the farmhouse equivalent of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. And while this Japanese black wood (Shou Sugi Ban) house may be at a tilt, there’s more to it than its slanted shape.
Everyone is a suspect in the latest trailer for Murder on the Orient Express, the new adaptation of Agatha’s Christie’s macabre classic which follows the iconic Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, leaving Istanbul on the legendary train.
Angelina Jolie step aside, there’s a new Lara Croft in town. Alicia Vikander, best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in The Danish Girl, has traded her paintbrush for a bow and arrow in the upcoming Tomb Raider blockbuster.
Much like Indiana Jones, the plot follows Vikander on the hunt for her missing archaeologist father, who is played by Dominic West. But things don’t go to plan, and after becoming marooned on an isolated island, Croft must use all her cunning to survive.
Bringing plantation into the urban sprawl is no easy feat. For the Vietnamese “House for Trees” project, this is more of a necessity than a dream, with only 0.25 percent of Ho Chin Minh City covered by greenery.