Why the City of Light Is About to Get a Lot Greener – Atlas Obscura

A rendering of the Palais Garnier shows what the opera house will look like when it's ensconced in a grove.

An ambitious “urban forest” plan includes tree-planting near the city’s iconic landmarks.

Source: Why the City of Light Is About to Get a Lot Greener – Atlas Obscura

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The Sistine Chapel of Comic-Strip Art – The New York Times

On a beer-splotched wall of a Midtown sports bar, a forgotten relic from the heyday of cartooning, featuring Beetle Bailey, Fred Flintsone and some jokers from Mad magazine. With cameos by James Thurber, Ernest Hemingway and Marilyn Monroe.