Mike Pauls

Mike Pauls

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.


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Martin Boyce

Art Shams and Political Scams

Dec 09 2011

Right as fashion photographer Mario Testino was about to announce the winner of this year’s coveted Turner Prize, a beefy brute in a pink tutu

Cultural Caviar

Obama’s Eight-Ton Lemon

May 27 2011

The Beast’s arrival in Europe brought comparisons to the Hindus’ Juggernaut, the giant sacred conveyance that carried the idol of Jagannath, transcendental cause of the

Cultural Caviar

Obama’s Eight-Ton Lemon

May 27 2011

The Beast's arrival in Europe brought comparisons to the Hindus"€™ Juggernaut, the giant sacred conveyance that carried the idol of Jagannath, transcendental cause of the

Cultural Caviar

Schmidt’s Demon

Feb 21 2011

Eric Schmidt has seen the future, and he's been kind enough to share it with us. In a recent interview with the Telegraph, the Google

Cultural Caviar

The Ghosts of November

Nov 10 2010

Now comes the morning after, and a surly nation sweeps up its mountains of badges, posters, and lies before carting them all off to the