Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Christopher Muther Globe Staff December 13, 2018 SAN MIGUEL de ALLENDE, Mexico — We all love a good list. Best chocolatiers in Brussels? Yes, please. Top places to shop in Paris? Let’s hear it. Best cat videos on the Internet? Not travel related, but still very relevant to my interests. However I’m a bit dubious when a list broadly declares a place to be the best city in the world. How can you determine the best city? It’s like trying to choose your favorite Backstreet Boy or Spice Girl (impossible!). Despite this, the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine seem quite clear on their favorite city in the world. In both 2017 and 2018, it was San Miguel de Allende. It landed in the top three in 2016. When I heard this, I wondered how a city of 60,000 in the center of Mexico could one-up London, Tokyo, Reykjavik, or Sault Ste. Marie. Maybe not so … [Read more...] about Is this small Mexican city the best in the world?
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OCT. 31, 2018 Saudi Arabia thought a bombing campaign would quickly crush its enemies in Yemen. But three years later, the Houthis refuse to give up, even as 14 million people face starvation. Saudi Arabia thought a bombing campaign would quickly crush its enemies in Yemen. But three years later, the Houthis refuse to give up, even as 14 million people face starvation. By ROBERT F. WORTH Photographs by LYNSEY ADDARIO Three years ago, Saudi Arabia thought a bombing campaign would quickly crush its enemies, the Houthis, in Yemen. The full-scale military campaign has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world with some 14 million people facing starvation and at least 10,000 civilian casualties. Tragedy has only seemed to strengthen Houthi resolve and perpetuated a war that has no end in sight. Three years ago, Saudi Arabia thought a bombing campaign would quickly crush its enemies, the Houthis, in Yemen. The full-scale military campaign has … [Read more...] about How the War in Yemen Became a Bloody Stalemate — and the Worst Humanitarian Crisis in the World
SAN ANTONIO – Jimmy Butler said he didn’t feel any nerves before the Timberwolves’ season opener against San Antonio. He wasn’t thinking too much about how the Wolves would look considering he hasn’t practice much with them this preseason. In fact, he said he isn’t thinking about “a thing” right now. “I have no worries in the world,” Butler said after shootaround Wednesday. “I’m fortunate to be able to play basketball every day with these incredible group of guys and seriously just going out and playing basketball.” If you watched the Wolves after shootaround Wednesday you might think there was nothing abnormal about the start to the season. Teammates were joking around, Butler included, before boarding their bus back to their hotel. But the Wolves find themselves in an awkward position to start the year with Butler wanting out of town. But for Wednesday, they had a game to play. Butler … [Read more...] about Jimmy Butler: ‘I have no worries in the world’ ahead of Wolves opener
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Annie Linskey Globe Staff April 21, 2018 WASHINGTON — When President Richard Nixon got into legal trouble, a team of top lawyers signed up to represent him. And as Bill Clinton found himself staring down a grand jury, another group of elite attorneys stood at his side.But the lure of representing the most powerful man in the world isn’t appealing to this generation’s cadre of top white-collar criminal defense attorneys: Twelve partners from a total of seven firms have said no to President Trump’s entreaties to help him navigate the special counsel’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.Being turned down time and again led Trump to pick former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani last week, turning to a former presidential candidate and onetime US attorney who was known for his at times imprecise but often effective advocacy of Trump … [Read more...] about Why the most powerful man in the world has struggled to assemble a legal team
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston is offering a $5 million reward for the return of 13 pieces of art stolen in 1990, including Landscape wtih an Obelisk by Govert Flinck Courtesy Wikipedia Culture Art theft Art crime June 2014, and an unusual three-day conference is taking place in the basement room of New York University’s School of Law. The 200 or so attendees that have hurried their way across sunny Washington Square include FBI agents, lawyers, auction house heads, art dealers and collectors who buy and sell multi-million--dollar items.Waiting, sharp-suited, is -Brooklyn-born conference organiser Chris Marinello, arguably the world’s most experienced art hunter (£350m’s worth recovered so far) and founder-director of London-based Art Recovery International. The conference is titled “Fakes, Forgeries, and Looted and Stolen Art” and these industry bigwigs are here to discuss the vastly underestimated and booming business of art crime. … [Read more...] about After Drugs and Guns, Art Theft Is the Biggest Criminal Enterprise in the World