Life in the fast lane: “Some of the ‘fuerdai’ have a crush on the life of luxury ... they drive Bentley, Maserati, Porsche and so on”

When news broke online that Wang Sicong, son of Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man, had spent €350,000 in a single night at a karaoke bar in Beijing, (...)

Portrait of Eleanor of Toledo (1522) by Agnolo di Cosimo, called Bronzino. National Gallery of Prague

With brief exceptions, the Medici ruled Florence from the mid-15th until the mid-18th century, rising from the lowly rank of traders in textiles to(...)

Kloosterstraat, a street packed with fashionable stores and antiques shops
Weekend in... Antwerp
  • Travel
  • October 19, 2013, 00:00

Antwerp’s central railway station makes a grand first impression with its soaring glass ceiling, elegant hall and ornate turn-of-the-century archit(...)