In this edition: The secrets inside a woman's handbag, trends in gourmet cuisine, the myths surrounding Austrian empress Sisi, works from Italian artist Bruno Bruni and a trip to Malta's capital, Valletta
A woman's handbag and its contents tell a lot about its owner. Does it serve as function, fashion or both and then some? A French sociologist decided to do some digging beneath the leather exteriors to find a whole other world.
The Italian artist Bruno Bruni embraces the female body and sensuality in his work. He uses these subjects as models for numerous paintings and sculptures. A retrospective of Bruni's work spanning six decades is now on display in the Hamburg Fabrik der Künste gallery.
Malta's capital Valletta is a Unesco World Heritage site. With a population of about 7000, the city is located in the central-eastern portion of the island. The knights of Saint John founded Valletta in the 16th century. It's named after Jean Parisot de la Valette, who successfully defended the island from an Ottoman invasion in 1565.