The Smurfs, Lucky Luke, Asterix, Tintin… A different way of reading comics does exist: just go for a stroll through Brussels.
Jay Gatsby, that most famous literary creation of F. Scott Fitzgerald would have been the perfect host for the Jazz Age Lawn Party, a ‘journey’ to the 1920s, south of Manhattan.
The first museum dedicated to Charles Chaplin, one of the most influential figures in the history of cinema, has opened at his home, beside Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
"Live fast, die young" was the punk philosophy. But the movement is still alive, and this year London is celebrating its 40th anniversary
Street markets, vintage shops and restaurants – recreations of times gone by where Time Machine orphans can feel at home again.
In the nineties, Fogo Island’s population lived off fishing. Following a downturn in the fishing industry, this small Canadian island transformed itself into an inspirational retreat for artists.
The legacy of the woman who revolutionised architecture lives on and grows ever larger. London, Riyadh and Beijing are all waiting to see her last projects completed.
Prophecies that the e-book would spell the end of the printed word are far from being fulfilled. The electronic boom has slowed down and traditional books are finding kilometres of space for themselves. The world's 'Book Towns' are making their presence felt.
Paris has long known how to win over hearts and minds through songs and melodies. And there’s no better time to discover its street musicians than during the annual Fête de la Musique...
Wales, Oxford, the Isle of Wight and the north east of England all served to inspire Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland.
Arts and culture are hot property in Beijing’s 798 Art District. Along with Caochangdi village, this creative hub serves as the artistic heart of a city on the up.
David Bowie, the Thin White Duke, is not dead; neither is he en route to space; he is still in New York, in the SoHo, in bookstores, theatres, and concert halls.
With four museums and a cultural centre designed by five Pritzker prizewinners, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, is set to become a Mecca of art and architecture.
Season Six “is coming”. On 24 April, one of the most eagerly awaited series returns to the small screen. Do you want to know where it was filmed? No spoilers, we promise.
It is the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes. He left his mark in Castilla-La Mancha, but Madrid, Seville and Barcelona continue to speak for him.
It has been 200 years since Charlotte Brontë was born, but the moors of north England, like in any good romantic novel, are still sighing with love for her.
It had its heyday during the first half of the 20th century, thanks to the diamonds that used to be found there. Nowadays, Kolmanskop, in Namibia, is a ghost town awash with sand.
The wooden temples and houses of Kizhi Island, in the north of Russia’s Lake Onega, have won the battle against time, weather and history.
Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Scotland. So he won’t mind if you celebrate his saint’s day outside of the Emerald Isle.
The shooting ran over budget and the snow ended up melting. They had to journey to “the end of the world” to find the perfect location. That’s how they ended up in Ushuaia.
In February, Los Angeles is transformed into the place where the most impressive locations in the world come together as the settings for the films that win the Oscars.
2016 sees the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Stratford-upon-Avon, in England, is home to the birthplace of this literary great.
The LAAM museum in Miami is to open its doors in late 2016. It’s set to become the largest collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art in the world.
Can a marginalised suburb become the “prettiest” area of a city? New York, Barcelona, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires are all witness to such a transformation. This is the true essence of gentrification.
Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world and land of dreamers, has become the epicentre of contemporary art.
Special effects and digital animation techniques have been essential in the filming of the ‘Star Wars’ films, but many scenes were filmed first in ‘terrestrial’ settings.
‘Muppies’ want to take over from those with beards and thick-rimmed glasses. If they are going to flood the scene, the least we can do is find out who they are and where to find them.
On 1st July 1916 more soldiers died than on any other day during the First World War. That was the beginning of the Battle of the Somme.
In Bangkok, the city only rests inside its sanctuaries, where monks get up in the middle of the night to pray before the tourists arrive.
In December, Miami hosts its 2015 Art Week. Artists, high-flyers and famous faces will be in attendance for what is now an established event, as this year the works will be on the beach.
The famous film directed by David Lean made this bridge in Thailand, with its tragic origins, famous all over the world.
The underground city in Edinburgh disappeared in the 19th century, but the stories about who inhabited it are more alive than ever.
There is a place where the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower and the neon lights of the Moulin Rouge don’t reach it. Grab a torch and forget about “the city of light”.
In Pelourinho it doesn’t matter if its Carnival time or not: colour, music and dance flood its streets every day of the year.
The family of Gabriel García Márquez has announced that the remains of the Nobel prize winner will finally be laid to rest in the Caribbean city where he learned his trade as a journalist and writer.
In the past were wars, sieges and great military deeds… and the old San Juan de Puerto Rico not only resisted them, but remains on guard.
Carnival in Brazil is synonymous with colour, music and freedom. Why not hold it more than once a year?
If you’re looking for some shelter from the sun, don’t visit Shilin Forest.
We don’t know if it’s the garish coloured walls or the frenetic rhythm of its rumba, but the Callejón de Hamel puts a spell on you…maybe it’s got something to do with the figures of “orishas”, African deities.