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Fab 5 Freddy’s Latest Cultural Coup? β€˜The Archive of the Future’

By Reggie Ugwu

The personal collection of the original “Yo! MTV Raps” host, who united the worlds of hip-hop and art, has been acquired by the Schomburg Center in Harlem.

β€˜Halston’ Review: The Designer as Unsolved Mystery

By Wesley Morris

An energetic documentary about Halston paints a vivid picture of the atmosphere around him, but the man himself remains elusive.

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Manfred Weber, a late convert to environmentalism

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

Despite his Christian convictions, the lead candidate for the European People’s Party (EPP) at this week’s EU elections has remained remarkably silent on defining environmental issues such as climate change before suddenly changing gear at the end of his campaign.

Manfred Weber: β€˜Environmental issues are one of my areas of expertise’

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

The lead candidate for the centre-right in this week’s European elections says “Europe must move towards net-zero emissions by 2050,” voicing his belief in innovation and new technologies to drive the decarbonisation agenda if he becomes the next president of the European Commission.

Wilfred McClay: The genius of American patriotism

By Wilfred McClay

We should acknowledge that there is something natural about patriotism, as an expression of love for what is one’s own, gratitude for what one has been given, and reverence for the sources of one’s being.

Exploring the Soul of the South

By John M. Barry

In “Spying on the South,” Tony Horwitz recreates a trip taken by Frederick Law Olmsted in the early 1850s.

Elizabeth Warren’s corporate advocacy past could ding image as working-class champion

By Fred Lucas

As Sen. Elizabeth Warren climbs in Democratic presidential polls, touting an image as the champion of the working class against powerful corporations, it's only a matter of time before she faces renewed questions about her history advocating on behalf of the kinds of corporations she now vilifies. 

Elizabeth Warren’s corporate advocacy past could ding image as working-class champion

By Fred Lucas

As Sen. Elizabeth Warren climbs in Democratic presidential polls, touting an image as the champion of the working class against powerful corporations, it's only a matter of time before she faces renewed questions about her history advocating on behalf of the kinds of corporations she now vilifies. 

The Pour: In Texas, Winemakers Find Room to Roam

By ERIC ASIMOV

Forced to leave the North Fork of Long Island after a zoning dispute, Southold Farm and Cellar, a groundbreaking producer, has started anew in Hill Country.

European election list leaders unite against the right

By Aline Robert

The main candidates for the European Commission's presidency opposed Manfred Weber, the candidate of the European People's Party (EPP), despite it being the group that will likely come out as the winner in the elections. EURACTIV France reports.

Merkel’s musings fuel speculation about Brussels move

By Der Tagesspiegel with agencies

Chancellor Merkel is showing great concern for the EU and emphasising an increased sense of responsibility for Europe. Could she have plans to move to Brussels? EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel and agencies report.

Why Manfred Weber will probably not be elected

By Gerd Appenzeller

It is unlikely that Manfred Weber will become President of the European Commission. This is also because Germany often acts as a 'blocker'. Gerd Appenzeller, from EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel, gives his opinion.

European election candidates consider next steps for EU media policy

By Samuel Stolton

Lead candidates for the upcoming European elections are pondering ways of safeguarding the media sector's integrity in light of persistent economic challenges and emerging threats like Russian disinformation.

Romania’s Schengen perspective in jeopardy over rule of law

By Georgi Gotev

The European Commission said on Monday (13 May) that Romania is close to being hit with Article 7 of the EU treaties, the heaviest punishment for a member state deviating from rule of law fundamentals. Losing the chance to join the Schengen zone any time soon would be one of the consequences.

Knopf Fires High-Profile Editor Over Policy Breach

By ALEXANDRA ALTER and JOHN WILLIAMS

The publishing house dismissed Gary Fisketjon, a longtime editor who worked with such literary stars as Raymond Carver, Annie Dillard and Cormac McCarthy.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Sets a New Standard for the Standards

By DAVID ALLEN

The conductor Manfred Honeck has made the orchestra into a recording dynamo, capturing essential modern versions of the standard repertory.

EPP divorce looms after Orban rejects Weber as Spitzenkandidat

By Georgi Gotev

The leader of Germany's conservatives said she expected Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party would quit Europe's main centre-right group after he withdrew support for the bloc's candidate to head the European Commission.

The Secret Art Collection of a Reclusive Italian Tycoon Is Unveiled

By SCOTT REYBURN

Francesco Federico Cerruti built an imposing villa outside Turin, filling it with an assortment of stellar works. The building is now open to the public.

Weld could face scrutiny on party loyalty, lobbying, more amid Trump primary challenge

By Fred Lucas

Bill Weld, the former Massachusetts governor making a longshot challenge for the 2020 Republican presidential nod, has aggressively gone after President Trump since his campaign launch -- calling him a “one-man crime wave” and even suggesting Attorney General Bill Barr “erred” by not indicting the commander-in-chief.

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