The 'Game of 72' Is the Latest Fake Internet Craze to Scare Parents

The Internet, an enormous mechanism for creating unfounded rumors that alarm your parents and grandparents, has done it again. This time it’s the “Game of 72,” a diabolical contest in which teens run away from home for several days, just to see if they can. Except—surprise, surprise—the Game of 72 is not a real thing. » 5/18/15 6:30pm 5/18/15 6:30pm

The Best Restaurant in the World Is: Disney's Epcot Theme Park

For the past year, Rich Juzwiak and Caity Weaver have scoured New York in search of the city’s greatest restaurant. This spring, the authors expanded their quest into a global hunt: the search for the Best Restaurant in the World. Due to time and budget constraints, it was determined that the most efficient method to… » 4/30/15 12:25pm 4/30/15 12:25pm

How to Instagram Your Vacation Without Totally Alienating Your Friends

In four days (and three nights), I fell in love with Paris. It was my first time in Europe and I happily became a cliché. But it wouldn’t be a real vacation if I didn’t sully it with a trivial predicament: How was I supposed to effectively stunt on Instagram without appearing obnoxious?
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To Chill or Not to Chill: The Great Vacation Debate

I recently did something I’d fantasized about for a long time: I got on a plane and went to London and Paris. It was only for a week, but I immediately wrestled with the pressure of going so far away for so little time—how would we strike the perfect balance of chilling and seeing all the shit we were supposed to?
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The Best Places to Sneak a Cigarette at Disneyland Paris

Through Discovery Arcade, past Le Petit Train de Cirque, across pavement that wouldn't dare crumble stateside, is a small bench sandwiched between two slightly overgrown hedges. The ground is littered with ash. This is Disneyland Paris, and despite signs to the contrary, this is a popular spot for smoking. » 4/15/15 2:00pm 4/15/15 2:00pm

France Moves to Ban Ultra-Thin Models and Pro-Anorexia Websites 

The French Parliament passed a measure Friday banning the use of excessively thin models on the runway. Part of a larger Health Bill, the measure won a majority vote in the National Assembly lower house of Parliament and will move on to the Senate next week. Other countries, including Spain and Israel, have passed… » 4/03/15 4:30pm 4/03/15 4:30pm

Germanwings Flight Crashes in French Alps, 150 Presumed Dead

A Germanwings flight crashed in the French Alps Tuesday, the French civil aviation authority has confirmed. The Dusseldorf-bound plane, an Airbus 320, was carrying 144 passengers, four crew members, and two pilots. French President François Hollande told reporters that "there might not be any survivors." » 3/24/15 10:08am 3/24/15 10:08am

Soon You Might Be Able to Shop in Paris on Sundays

If you've ever been to Paris and felt all, "Ugh, this historical and beautiful city full of delicious things to eat and delicious men to stare at and/or have sex with is so lame because I can't blow the remainder of my vacation Euros at Printemps on Sunday afternoon," you might soon be in luck: France is considering » 2/17/15 10:45pm 2/17/15 10:45pm

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Says He Only Went to Like Four Orgies a Year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn began his testimony yesterday in his trial for "pimping," and we finally got to hear former International Monetary Fund head's defense for participating in lavish orgies in Paris and Washington. Strauss-Kahn's defense, nutshelled: He only went to four orgies a year, and he was totally unaware… » 2/10/15 9:50am 2/10/15 9:50am

An Interview With Céline Sciamma, Director of Girlhood

With Girlhood, filmmaker Céline Sciamma has brought to the screen the delicate, joyful, beautiful coming of age story of Marieme (Karidja Toure), a black French teen girl, who is fed up with her abusive home life. She turns to a group of new friends for comfort, strength and finding her voice. It's a film that … » 2/03/15 12:30pm 2/03/15 12:30pm

Trial Begins for Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Prostitution Ring Case  

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund and all-purpose disgusting old man, who made headlines in 2012 when a New York maid accused him of rape, is standing trial Monday in a different sex scandal (who can keep track?). Strauss-Kahn and 13 others are accused of "aggravated pimping" for… » 2/02/15 1:30pm 2/02/15 1:30pm