Bhutan Will Triple Fees for Tourists

The tiny Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan on the eastern edge of the Himalayas, often referred to as “the last Shangri-La” for its abundance of natural beauty, sustainable development and rich cultural heritage, has long resisted the quick financial returns of mass tourism in favor of conservation. The approach is aligned with a cultural philosophy where…

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Can Fashion Still Shock?

PARIS — What’s shocking now? There are many possible answers to that question, though few of them, probably, have to do with fashion. Reality long ago overtook wardrobes as a source of perpetual astonishment. Yet flying from the facade of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in the Louvre as the first full season of couture…

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