And yet there is still the matter of possession—total, absolute, and forever. In a word: exclusive. Many have tried. All have failed. None have gotten to covet her for their very own ends without end. No matter how hard they try.… Read Full Article
(Felipe Dana/AP)China’s President Xi Jinping arrives for a meeting with Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, July 17, 2014.A recent New Yorker profile of elusive Chinese president Xi Jinping is packed with details that give us a clearer picture of who he is and how he leads.… Read Full Article
Inside a hotel in Austria. (Thomas Windisch/Caters News)
Grand banqueting halls, opulent lobbies and vast ballrooms; you could easily be forgiven for thinking this was a collection of photographs was documenting some of Europe’s grandest hotels. However, a closer look will reveal the majestic rooms to be engulfed in swathes of dust and moss; hotels that once hosted royals and high society abandoned to the elements.