Mike Pauls

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Mike Pauls learned cynical melancholy from the experts, growing up in Cleveland. Now residing in southwest France, he has spent most of his life writing cultural guidebooks to Italy, France, Spain, Turkey and sometimes Greece (Cadogan Guides). He also runs a website devoted to American urban issues and urban design, www.recivilization.net.


Cultural Caviar

Art Shams and Political Scams

Art Shams and Political Scams

December 09, 2011

Right as fashion photographer Mario Testino was about to announce the winner of

Tech Overload

Obama’s Eight-Ton Lemon

Obama’s Eight-Ton Lemon

May 27, 2011

The Beast’s arrival in Europe brought comparisons to the Hindus’

Media Death

Schmidt’s Demon

Schmidt’s Demon

February 21, 2011

Eric Schmidt has seen the future, and he’s been kind enough to share it with

Politics

The Ghosts of November

The Ghosts of November

November 10, 2010

Now comes the morning after, and a surly nation sweeps up its mountains of